BeCA Management Committee met last night (Monday October 8th) for its monthly meeting.
Many issues were raised and are listed below:
Concern was raised by residents regarding the increased use of heavy trucks to service the Bells Reach development. Concerns raised included the behaviour of these drivers with residents reporting being tailgated or with trucks travelling above speed limits. Much of the activity appeared to be during school pick up and drop off times creating extra slow traffic during an already congested period.
It was BeCA’s understanding vehicles such as these would use the especially created “Haul Rd”. But this was certainly not the case. Use by heavy vehicles such as these would have a detrimental effect on the surface of Bellvista Blvd creating future hazards for residents.
A representative from CalSafe stated police intervention will occur if this behaviour by heavy vehicle drivers servicing the Bells Reach development was to continue.
Dust from heavy machinery operating at Bells Reach appears to be having an impact on some Bellvista and Bells Reach resident homes as well. The extended dry period has increased this problem.
BeCA will communicate its concerns with Stockland on these issues.
Concern has been received by BeCA on the behaviour of helicopters above the estate especially on Friday September 27th. Residents have reported a well above average level of concern with continuous overhead circuits throughout this day. It is believed the anecdotal responses to BeCA regarding this activity was almost as marked as last February when Bellvista was bombarded with incessant overhead activity by Becker Helicopters. BeCA will raise this behaviour when it next meets with Chopperline and at the forthcoming Caloundra Aerodrome Forum Meeting.
The Landscaping Committee Leader reported on ramifications for the local Bellvista Gardening team following arrangements being implemented with the de-amalgamation of the Council and the creation of Noosa Council. Bellvista will retain a two man team but the personnel will be different. One of the current team members lives at Peregian and has requested a transfer to the Noosa. This request has been granted. The highly experienced team leader has been deployed to monitor Council’s needs in Bulcock St. An experienced man was required there and “Merv” was seen as the perfect fit for the high profile area.
We will miss “Merv” but wish him well with his new responsibilities. The new team will not be fully in place until 2014.
BeCA can report that police have attended to resident concerns regarding fires being lit in the area just to the north of the estate. A two man Trail-Bike Police team has also dealt with the problem of trail bike riders around the estate. The meeting was informed of a 100% police success rate dealing with any crime around Bellvista.
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Our final Public Meeting for 2013 will be conducted on Monday November 4th at 6:45pm in the Old Land Sales Office. We have scheduled two important speakers for this meeting and we are hoping for a good attendance by local residents.
The speakers include Kevin Hegarty who is the CEO of the Sunshine Coast Health Service. Kevin has had extended experience with Queensland Health and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new hospital.
The new hospital was certainly in Stockland’s mind with the development of Bells Reach. Stockland has estimated 5,000 young medical and other professionals will be attracted to the area to service the hospital. These young professionals will seek affordable housing, some of them in units or townhouses. Stockland has deliberately added this form of housing to their Bells Reach Development Planning. The new hospital will be a source of employment for many young Bellvista residents and provide a career path for others.
Therefore the new hospital is crucial for the development of Bellvista, Bells Reach and the Sunshine Coast. The Public Meeting on November 4th with Kevin Hegarty to speak will be an excellent opportunity for all residents to find out exactly what is happening.
We have also scheduled local MP Mark McArdle to speak at this meeting. This would be a wonderful opportunity for residents to ask questions relating to the estate and its future.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits at the end of the meeting for those wishing to stay afterwards and further pursue points of interest with speakers or BeCA Committee members.
Update: Stockland has responded to BeCA’s concerns instructing large trucks to in future use the “Haul Rd”, especially at busy times. The “Water Truck” is hard at work keeping the dust level down. Thanks Stockland for your prompt response!