One issue which the recent fire emergency has put ‘back on the table’ is the urgent need to upgrade access between the Bruce Highway, Caloundra and the Bellvista/Bells Reach/Baringa areas. With fires raging and public safety a major focus, improved road access has become an even greater priority.
Two high priority issues which BeCA has been pursuing over recent times have been the completion of the Bells Creek Arterial to connect with the Roys Rd Interchange on the Bruce Highway and the building of the State Government funded road connecting Pelican Waters Boulevard and Bellvista Blvd. Had these two roads have been in place during the recent emergency, an important avenue to safety for Bellvista, Bells Reach and Baringa residents would have been available.
Better access would also have been available to Queensland Emergency and Fire Services to tackle the fires and improve public safety.
BeCA will again raise these issues with Government and Local State Parliamentary Members to at least commence planning the State Government Funded road as well as approaching Stockland to consider fast tracking the completion of the Bells Creek Arterial (BCA).
Both projects are forecast for completion well into the future, the BCA completion date is sometime mid 2020’s while the interconnecting State Government road is forecast for completion in 2031!