BeCA President Les Thomas was contacted by Stockland yesterday to provide some ‘local’ comments on an upcoming press release on the ‘new’ road being constructed to allow heavy construction vehicle access to the Bellvista II development. Les remarked that the proposed road would be welcomed by residents as not only would it eventually take heavy construction traffic off Bellvista Blvd but would provide an Emergency Exit route for the estate.
The new road was announced by Cr Anna Grosskreutz at the recent BeCA AGM.
The new road will be built to the south of the estate and would begin near the current Caloundra Industrial Estate following ULDA approval of the Bellvista II development. An announcement on any approval was due prior to the end of August but this may now carry over into September.
Mr Thomas added that residents will need to be aware that heavy construction vehicles would need to use Bellvista Blvd until the new road is completed. This will impact on Bellvista Blvd traffic during school pick up and drop-off times. Recent wet weather has again damaged some of the Bellvista Blvd road surface and this problem will only get worse when used by heavy construction vehicles.
Stockland has been in discussion with residents of Berkey Place over their concerns with the raised traffic island at the intersection of their street and Bellvista Blvd. The ULDA will decide what is to happen to this intersection. Local MP Mark McArdle’s meeting with the ULDA Chairperson will also raise the concern. Stockland will continue to liaise with Berkey Place residents after the formal approval and announcement has been made.
The BeCA Secretary has forwarded a “Service Request” to SCRC to attend to potholes at the site of the old crossing point at the foot of Bellvista Blvd. It has been requested that rather than a temporary fox, a more permanent solution be considered in light of the possible future use of the road by heavy construction vehicles if and when Bellvista II is approved by the ULDA.