Nearly all Committee members attended the October Meeting and were joined by SCRC Coucillor Rick Baberowski. The meeting consisted mainly of bringing others up to date on recent happenings., many of which have already been reported in the website.
There is universal appreciation of the work being done by the SCRC Parks and Gardens crew. Landscaping chairperson Bob Smith reported mowing would get underway throughout this week. At the time of writing (Weds) a force of workers descended on the estate yesterday and the vast majority of parks across the estate were mown and looking neat and tidy again. Another dry spell means some trees and gardens some are in need of a drop of rain.
BeCA recently met with a couple who were keen to begin activities in the area for the young people. They came to us with a view to using the Land Sales Office building. BeCA does not own or have access to that facility, it sits unused. BeCA has decided to seek a meeting with Stockland and the SCRC to attempt to speed up the hand over the facility as flagged by Stockland 12 months ago. It is extremely frustrating when the community cries out for a facility, we are promised one yet time drags by with little action.
President Les Thomas will tour the estate with Cr Baberowski to bring him up to speed on concerns which have been going on for years, access to the estate, missing footpath in O’Reilly Drive, poor and confusing road signage and no shade over new play equipment in Rawson St.
BeCA has been told the cutting back of trees from roadways on the estate has been completed. Contact us (HERE) if you are aware of any streets which still requires attention.
The President will make enquiries with Australia Post on having a second post box installed at Bellvista Market Place or have the current one moved to the shops.
One of the Committee Members will see if it is practical to create a Bellvista Trade Directory. These will list local trades people who will do jobs for Bellvista residents at highly competitive prices. We will be after local electricians, plumbers, concretors, repair trades people, desk top publishing, all sorts and variations of services which are available locally. A proposal was for something to attach to the fridge or even a Newsletter insert. There would need to be a charge to cover costs.
There was a problem with the printing of the last Newsletter. This problem has now been rectified. However there was some thought given to reducing the number of editions throughout the year from 8 back to 6. It is believed the Connector is extremely popular. We will use our BeCA Facebook page to gauge community response on reducing the number of issues. We will need to print off an extra 800 copies when Bells Reach is finished. Information printed in the newsletter is usually old and out of date. BeCA prefers residents keep up to date via the News & Events page of the website. One suggestion was to cut the size of the newsletter for some editions back to a double sided A4 sheet.
One of our deliverer couples is no longer available to deliver newsletters. We are again looking for some more volunteers. If you can help out, once every 6 weeks or so and deliver around 150 Newsletters please ring 0498266059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BeCA has requested Stockland check a nasty lip in the concrete just outside the ramp to the old Land Sales Office.
Cr Baberowski reported on an extremely interesting tour he had of the Recycling Centre in Pierce Ave. He found it extremely valuable and contained some interesting tips on what to do with the items you throw in your recycling bin, eg, don’t crush you cans, don’t squash your PET bottles and then put the top back on them. Just put them into your recycling bin. Machines find it much easier to separate whole bottles and cans.
There was an update on two residents who had suffered nasty falls on the poorly designed footpath/carpark area at Bellvista Market Place. One resident has had surgery to correct his shoulder while another has an appointment booked with a surgeon.
Our final Public Meeting for 2012 will be on Nov 5th at 6:45pm at the old Land Sales Office. Guest speakers include Peter Pallot to speak on the Caloundra Airport Draft Masterplan, local MP Mark McArdle will be present as will Unity College Principal Rudy Goosem. There will also be a representative from Qld Police Services in attendance as well. Cr Rick Baberowski will then bring us up to date on any items from Council which are relevant to our Community.
Don’t forget the official opening of Bells Reach with plenty of activities this Friday night beginning at 6pm. There will be a finale of a fireworks at around 8:45pm to complete the evening.