Stockland has purchased 40 chairs for BeCA. The new chairs are to replace some of those which have most likely been put to use elsewhere by Stockland. For a couple of our BeCA Public Meetings seating was a problem with the number of chairs but thanks to Stockland this problem has now disappeared. BeCA has been requested to make the new chairs available for hire on “Open Shed”.
BeCA received a call from Stockland on Friday with the news that Caloundra South had been approved by the Federal Government. This has ramifications for Bellvista as it ensures a second and third entry/exit to the estate now have to be built as a pre-condition to the new Caloundra South development.
There will be an entry exit to the south of Bellvista connecting with a new major arterial road to be built connecting the roundabout on Caloundra Rd near the racecourse and the proposed new interchange being built at Roys Rd on the Bruce Highway. Another new access road is to built by Stockland behind Bunnings between Latcham Drive and Bellvista Blvd, and thirdly, there will be a major upgrade and duplication of Bellvista Blvd up to Caloundra Rd.
Stockland will decide in which order these roads will be built. Much of this decision will depend on market issues and the need to gain access for construction vehicles into the Caloundra South development. However all three must be built under the current agreement between the Federal Government and Stockland.
There are still issues to be resolved before major works can commence. There needs to be an agreement between Council and Stockland on the provision of infra structure and associated costs. More detailed lot plans need to be developed and approved as well.
Sales at Bells Reach are progressing comfortably for Stockland indicating that sales in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range remains healthy. This too will impact on Stockland and its decision on which areas of Caloundra South would be developed first.
Stockland is also negotiating with SCRC on developing further stages of Bells Reach. You can read about the Stockland Caloundra South development HERE .
Federal Government approval for Caloundra South also brings pressure on the future of Caloundra Aerodrome and its flight activity above residential areas. Hopefully this announcement will cause Sunshine Coast Airport Management to negotiate successfully with the State Government and others for a Satellite Helicopter Training Facility away from residential areas and thus removing the repetitive circuits by helicopters from above our (and now other) residential estates.
There are exciting times ahead. Stockland will be making a presentation at the upcoming BeCA Public Meeting due to be held in the old Land Sales Office building in Lomond Cres, beside the lakes on Monday August 5th at 6:45pm.