They are back! Two adult black swans have reappeared at the lakes. Hopefully they are here again to set up house and have a family. Two black swans are ‘regulars’ at the lake and are a highlight for walkers as they watch the progress. Unfortunately any future the cygnets may be taken by some of predators which inhabit the lake.
The unsightly “Red Azolla” is making its presence felt again as is usual. This is a problem effecting ALL Sunshine Coast lake waterways at this time of year. Click HERE to read more about Red Azolla.
There were interviews for new staff at the Bellvista Tavern today. BeCA is unaware any official opening date but rumours are circulating about ‘mid February’. Previously these rumours have proved to be incorrect!
Yesterday BeCA President Les Thomas received a phone call from SCRC Mayoral candidate Warren Blee. Warren was keen to learn of issues facing the people of the southern end of the coast and in particular Bellvista. Mr Blee was informed of resident concerns relating to access to and from the estate and airport issues especially relating to repetitive helicopter training circuits over homes. Other issues included road signage and playground facilities. He was also told of the effective and fruitful relationship BeCA enjoys with our local Councillor as well as a valuable open channel of communication with Stockland.
The proposal BeCA had forwarded to SCRC regarding a satellite training facility for helicopters was also discussed. BeCA also complimented Stockland on its initiative to create Community Associations and foster community involvement.
Mr Blee was directed to this website for all issues which BeCA is pursuing.
Mr Blee then praised the work of local Community Associations and believes they can provide an extremely accurate assessment of their community needs.
Warren Blee has a website which fully sets out his proposals should he be elected Mayor at elections to be conducted early this year. You can visit his website HERE.
BeCA is delighted to see its request for bus seating in Stornaway Ave and O’Reilly Drive are about to be installed. Concrete pads for the seating will be poured today (see the photo to the left) and BeCA has learnt the seats could be installed as early as tomorrow.
The form the seats will take is unknown at this stage.
The first Bellvista Connector Newsletter is due to be printed early in February and should be delivered to all homes around mid month. The first “Public Meeting” will be held in the Land Sales Office near the lake on Monday March 5th at 6:45 pm. Mr Malcolm “Mick” Graham will be the guest speaker and his topic is “Crystal Ball Glazing – The Future Of Caloundra Airport”. The BeCA Management Committee’s first meeting for 2012 is to be conducted on January 30th.
Mr Graham is the President of the Golden Beach Progress Association as well as many other community groups and has been involved with State and Federal Govt committees some of which discuss and plan airport facilities. Mr Graham has an OAM and is heavily involved with the “Keep Australia Beautiful” Organisation.
He is (or has been) Chairperson of the Sunshine Coast Industry Links Scheme, Chairperson of the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group, Deputy Chair of the Caloundra Community Centre, member of the State Government’s Regional Ministerial Forum as well as a member of other community organisations.
This site was previously owned by Stockland and was originally designated as a site for a Childcare Centre. Then rumours had that it was to be a swim school. It has finally come to life as a townhouse development.
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