We continue to await the commencement of Bellvista Blvd resurfacing work between Dumbarton Drive and Stornaway Ave to begin. Council has indicated the work is to be completed over the school holiday break to ensure minimum disruption to school pick up and drop off traffic. BeCA anticipates the work should get underway very shortly. Detours will be in place during the resurfacing works. Detours should occur around Indigo Rd in Bells Reach and Balmoral Blvd in Bellvista. Despite requests from authorities that drivers show extreme care when using these detours, there will be a small percentage who choose to disregard these requests. As a result BeCA urges all pedestrians to take care when using these detour roads during the resurfacing works.
BeCA is busy planning presenters for Public meetings for 2019. We will have regular updates from Council, Stockland and Caloundra Police to keep everyone in the know. We have extended invitations to Sunshine Coast Airport Management for a presentation on the construction of the new runway for the Sunshine Coast Airport and the U3A (University of the 3rd Age) for an outline on offerings they have for the Community.
The Bellvista Gardening Team is back on deck for 2019 with garden weeds being a major focus of attention for the immediate future.
BeCA will continue to monitor the condition of parks and gardens in Bells Reach and Arbour. The maintenance of these areas is now under the control of ‘Contractors’ rather than Council employees.
BeCA has a standing invitation on the table for the Minister For Main Roads Mark Bailey to attend a BeCA meeting and address this community. The planning and construction of a link road connecting Pelican Waters Blvd and Aura Blvd remains a high priority for the Association. As the construction of Caloundra South surges ahead, the connection of Bells Creek Arterial between Caloundra Rd and the Bruce Hwy comes closer to completion. A link road from Pelican Waters to Baringa and Aura Blvd becomes even more critical to traffic movement and creates an alternative east west corridor connection between Caloundra and the Bruce Hwy.
BeCA will continue to push Council to plan for a raised pathway link between Arbour and Baringa crossing the Lamerough Creek and connecting near Koala Crt in Little Mountain. Flooding issues following heavy rainfall in our area means any connecting pathway may need to be raised thus impacting on the cost of construction. However a connecting pathway would provide a spectacular walk through bushland and an attraction for the area as well as a practical connection between communities.
The Connector, BeCA’s Community Newsletter, is delivered to 2,500 homes across Bellvista, Bells Reach and Arbour. It is created by volunteers with production costs being covered by the Caloundra RSL and the Office of local State Government MP, Mark McArdle. BeCA Committee members give their time to print off each edition of the Newsletter, fold and bundle it it for distribution via an army of volunteer deliverers. It has become a mammoth task each year requiring many hours of voluntary work.
To lessen this work, it has been decided by BeCA to reduce the number of issues of The Connector from 8 per annum to 6. Much of the Newsletter is the re presentation of information available from the BeCA website and its Facebook page. With more and more people now accessing their information from online sources it is anticipated this cutback on Newsletter editions from 8 to 6 each year will be accepted across the community.
So there we go, BeCA is back on deck for 2019, rested and rearing to go!