Stockland are about to embark on a huge upgrade to both water and sewerage connections for Bellvista/Bells Reach. It will be a continuation of work you may have seen occurring along the southern side of Caloundra Rd. Stage 2 of the upgrade has already begun as you can see from the photo.
Upgrading the sewerage connection will be done first with new pipes being installed along Bellvista Blvd from behind Bunnings all the way down to the entry to the Arbour estate and should all be completed weather permitting within 14 weeks (before Christmas). The pipes will be installed in trenches along the eastern side of Bellvista Blvd.
Stockland are mindful of keeping any disruptions to a minimum with the delivery of large pipes and other materials for the construction being made outside of school pick up and drop off times. A major site office and materials storage area will be erected just south east of the Dumbarton Drive/Bellvista Blvd roundabout behind the temporary fencing already in place.
Stockland are aiming to keep noise to a minimum but some portable generators will need to be used during construction. There should be no disruption to sewerage during construction.
It is hoped that any disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum, the only intersection which may be closed for a short time would be the Indigo Rd/Bellvista Blvd intersection while trenches are dug for the large diameter pipes. Boring equipment will be used when ever possible for other intersections. There is a small possibility that some detours or lane closures would be required as a fall back position to allow construction to continue.
Where public safety is concerned, residents will be requested to keep children away from stored materials and work areas. Some materials will need to be dropped off along Bellvista Blvd from time to time. Children should refrain from being around these areas during construction as well.
Because of regulations, sewerage and water supply upgrades cannot be done at the same time in the same trenches. Stockland expect to upgrade the water supply connection early in 2016.
A Stockland newsletter will be distributed to all Bellvista and Bells Reach homes prior to work commencing locally with full details of the project.
Stockland will be available to answer any queries at the upcoming BeCA Public Meeting scheduled for 6:45pm, September 7th at the Bellvista Meeting Place.
Map below, (click on the icon directly beneath the X for a larger view):