Well over 40 people attended the meeting.
Cr Anna Grosskreutz was in attendance and addressed the meeting. Guardrails and garden beds will be installed on the old “Bellvista Motors” area stopping the sale of vehicles there and beautifying the area. Anna brought everyone up to date on the process for the construction of the new toilet facility to be built near the tennis court area. An application to rename the main park area Canavan/Gracie Park is being forwarded to SCRC for approval, hopefully prior to Christmas. New suitable for under 5 y.o. playground equipment should be installed in the Rawson St Park prior to Christmas. Anna is going to follow up on the crossing at the foot of the hill on Bellvista Blvd which SCRC has investigated. This information will then be made available via the website.
Anna then brought residents up to date on the Bellvista2 development and the impact the takeover of the Caloundra South development by the State Government will have. It is expected that the State Government will utilize the majority of the work already undertaken by SCRC. Discussions with Stockland have indicated the Land Sales Office is most likely to be handed over to the SCRC for management by BeCA and become a valuable resource for use by residents under the management of the Community Association.
Discussion then switched to the Airport Forum Meeting and you can see that report HERE.
Anna indicated SCRC is loathe to approve an emergency exit to the estate via Widgee Place. She was hopeful an alternative emergency access was to be built in to the Bellvista2 development.
New BeCA President Paul Harrison reported on changes to the BeCA Committee, the new roles some members have, and then brought residents up to date on Bellvista Blvd and Bellvista Market Place carpark lights issues. He also reported that the infamous Telstra Pit has been fixed!
It was reported that the BeCA Website and Newsletter committees were continuing to improve both communication mediums where possible. It was reported the website is the spot for the latest up to date news rather than the newsletter and people were encouraged to use the website as their first port of call. There was positive feedback from the floor of the meeting regarding the website where more than 50% of people in attendance indicated they visited it regularly. Some suggestions were made on further improving the website to make it easier for residents to find some information. More volunteers are always sought to assist with the delivery of newsletters. If you are interested click HERE to contact the BeCA Secretary to make your services available.
Linda Harrison (Landscaping Sub-Committee Chairperson) mentioned the worsening azolla problem in the ‘top’ lake. This is very much a cosmetic problem as the azolla makes excellent feed for some of the water birds which make the lake their home. The “Protect Our Wildlife” sign has been repositioned on Bellvista Blvd so now it can be seen by all vehicles entering the estate. Wet weather has caused a problem to having the lawns mown but from time time, private contractors are employed to catch up where possible. Work has been continuing on gardens around roadways to improve any ‘line of sight’ issues. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The meeting was then opened to the residents to raise issues. The IGA is now expected to open about Dec 12th. More “Do Not Feed the Birds” notices are required around the lake. Hopefully the pouring of the slab for the new Tavern will occur prior to Christmas this year and could be open for business mid-2011. The is a storm water drainage problem following heavy rain at the top of Bellvista Blvd where storm water covers the road as it runs down the hill. BeCA needs to contact Stockland to have minor repairs carried out on the tennis court net and to holes in the tennis court fence.
The next BeCA Committee Meeting is to be conducted on November 29th. The first Committee Meeting for 2011 is due for January 31st and the first Public Meeting for 2011 is to be conducted on March 7th. The first Newsletter for 2011 is due to be delivered by mid February while the final Newsletter for 2010 should be in homes early December 2010.