Following the recent serious traffic incident where a young boy from Bells Reach was seriously injured, Stockland met with local representatives at Bellvista Meeting Place to discuss a range of proposals designed to address road safety concerns held by many Bells Reach and Bellvista residents.
Local representatives present included those from Stockland, Sunshine Coast Council, BeCA, the State Government’s Economic Development Queensland Department and other traffic safety representatives. Cr. Rick Baberowski, the Stockland Development Manager for Bells Reach, engineers and other pertinent council representatives were all in attendance.
The 3-hour long meeting included a site visit to Active and Blue parks and extensive discussions regarding community concerns and possible solutions. Discussions focused on numerous issues including excessive speed, traffic calming, youth education programs along with other considerations such as disability access, and the behaviour patterns of both drivers and pedestrians.
Further research is obviously required to balance all these elements, and all groups involved in the Road Safety Workshop will continue to work together to implement the appropriate measures to improve road safety within this community.
BeCA and our community has been assured we will be kept informed by both Stockland and Sunshine Coast Council on any developments.
BeCA will keep residents posted on any follow up as action is put into place.