The main focus of the BeCA October Management Committee meeting was the handover of maintenance responsibilities from Stockland to Council for many of the Parks and Gardens in Bells Reach. Members of the Committee completed a comprehensive audit of all parks in both Bells Reach and Bellvista and drew up a list of requests for minor repairs to items such as gates, doggy bag dispensers, bubble taps not working, tables missing, equipment requiring repair and other general issues. The list was then passed onto Council for followup action and BeCA can report that in a recent email from Council many repairs listed for attention had now been completed.
During this audit an extensive list of park features was created and will serve as basis for future follow up repairs.
Previously there had been a commitment to thin out the plant growth surrounding Quinn Park to ensure people passing by could monitor activity happening in the park. BeCA has again requested a thinning out occur and that there be the removal of plants from around the new and soon to be opened public toilet block. This was seen as essential to ensure the area was as safe as possible for people within the park environs.
Another feature to be considered is the positioning of bollards at the many entry points to Active Park to prevent vehicles accessing the park area and causing damage to the grass surfaces. Council has classified “Active Park” as a “Community Park” and therefore it is ineligible to have a toilet block. Only parks classified as “District Parks” get toilet blocks. Council tells us a park becomes a “District Park” when it repeatedly attracts users from outside the local community.
The bore pump supplying water for the lakes at Canavan Gracie Recreational Reserve has been replaced with a resultant rise in the water levels there. The recent 120mls of rain would have assisted with this as well.
BeCA learnt that the finalizing of documentation was almost complete between Council and Caloundra West Lions prior to the Lions taking on management of the Bells Reach Community Garden.
Cr Baberowski will again follow up with Airport Management on when and where future Airport Forum meetings will be conducted.
BeCA will purchase its own smaller more compact projector screen and return the current projector screen to local MP Mark McArdle’s office.
BeCA will follow up the removal of the time restriction signs on the Indigo Rd/Bellvista Blvd intersection with Council.
BeCA has been invited to provide feedback to the local ALP Branch on its perceived needs for the Caloundra area in the next week or so. Traffic concerns will form the major focus for any presentation BeCA makes, especially the need for a connecting road between Pelican Waters Blvd and Bellvista Blvd. Another project which BeCA sees as crucial is the completion of the Bells Creek Arterial through to the Roy’s Rd interchange. This would then create a viable alternative to Caloundra Rd when both roads are built. At this stage this infra structure is planned to be completed in 2031 when it is needed much before that.
BeCA will provide wine and nibbles at its final Public Meeting at Bellvista Meeting Place, 6:45pm on November 6th. This meeting will also be the BeCA AGM. The new Baringa School Principal, Noel Baggs and ALP Candidate Jason Hunt will be in attendance.
Nominations are open for the 8 positions on the BeCA Management Committee for 2018. Nomination Forms for residents of this area or who work in this area are available in the October newsletter or this website (HERE). When completed forms should be left with the BeCA Secretary or at the offices of “The Positive Property People” next door to the Bellvista IGA.
Baringa residents are not eligible for election to the BeCA Management Committee according to the BeCA Constitution. However BeCA will favourably view letters (Expressions of Interest) from Baringa residents who wish to be involved and be able to attend BeCA Management Committee Meetings. Stockland envisages it is these people who will become the founding members of a new Baringa Community Association when Baringa resident numbers reach a satisfactory level.
Cr Baberowski has followed up on BeCA’s request for a larger covered School Bus Pickup point in Stornaway Avenue and a concrete pad has been installed. A cover will follow as soon as funds funds become available.
Don’t forget, the final 2017 Public Meeting, Monday November 6th, Bellvista Meeting Place, wine and nibbles to follow after the meeting.