Much of the content of local MP Mark McArdle’s media release below is a summary of what was said at a meeting BeCA representatives attended at Mark McArdle’s office on Tuesday March 29th. This media release was available today and there should be a further follow up article in this week’s Caloundra Journal.
Bellvista Boulevard must be four laned now.
State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle called upon the Urban Land Development Authority, as part of the process in developing Bellvista 2 to require Stockland to four lane Bellvista Boulevard immediately.
“We all know the dangers associated with Bellvista Boulevard. We know that a solution must be found now. We know that temporary solutions are only that. At the end of the day Stockland are going to obtain enormous benefit from this road and there is no reason why the ULDA cannot impose a condition that, before any work commences on Bellvista 2, the road be four laned.”
“Though Bellvista Boulevard is not directly under the Urban Land Development Authority’s control, it is an associated road and therefore falls within their jurisdiction.”
“Critically the number of vehicles, heavy, machinery and otherwise, using this road will be significant .”
“The ULDA told me that the road will be used for access and exit purposes for a number of years.”
“We must consider the number of schoolchildren, parents and other users of the road, and the increasing risk they take every day as traffic congestion increases.”
“Consider the traffic congestion building with double bogies, heavy duty vehicles and the rest using this road on a regular basis.”
“The concept of a child dying before action is taken to rectify this problem is reprehensible and steps must be taken to ensure the safety of all those who use the road,” concluded Mr McArdle.