Stockland dignitaries, politicians, the Minister for Main Roads, other Government Officials, Local member Mark McArdle, Mayor Jamieson, Cr Baberowski and BeCA representatives were in attendance for the ‘Official’ opening of the new Bells Creek Arterial (BCA). Though the road is now officially ‘open’, the public will not be able to access it until final approval is given following a State Government Safety Review. BeCA anticipates the road will be open to the public hopefully by Monday Feb 13th (if not earlier).
Stockland will inform BeCA as soon as the Safety Approval comes through for announcement on this website.
BeCA representatives had time to liaise with many Stockland officials and government representatives. Having met previously with BeCA, the Minister for Main Roads is fully aware of BeCA’s desires for a connecting road linking Pelican Waters Blvd and Baringa as well as the completion of the BCA through to Roys Rd and thus complete a second east-west corridor connection between Caloundra and the Bruce Highway.
The road opening provided a great opportunity for BeCA to build ties and glean information regarding future roadworks and other developments.
Further refinement is in store to better improve the sequencing of the Baringa traffic lights. The lack of pathways to provide a more direct (and practical) route from Baringa to Unity College was discussed. There was also chat about possible alternatives to complete an East West corridor via the proposed Caloundra South industrial area, though this proposal may have some costing drawbacks.
The photo above shows Stockland’s Kingsley Andrews, Mayor Mark Jamieson and the Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey at the opening. The new road stretches away into the background!