Following an invitation from Stockland, representatives from BeCA enjoyed a sneak peak of the new Baringa development worksite. To see exactly what was happening just to the south of the new bridge is exciting. We have had access to maps and the like previously but now to actually see the development in the flesh so to speak, provides a deeper awareness of just what is around the corner not only for new Baringa residents, but also for the residents of Bellvista and Bells Reach.
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The photo above was taken just to the south of the new bridge on Bellvista/Aura Blvd. Bellvista and Bells Reach residents should have access to the new bridge and a little way beyond in a matter of weeks. The first thing that you notice is the size of the block of land set aside for the Shopping Complex. Beside the complex will be a new Tavern. Tenants for the new shopping site have yet to be announced but we were told a Medical Centre is planned and will be sold on to a third party.
The 1100 pupil Primary School should be open for the commencement of the 2018 school year.
This area is quite close to Bellvista and Bells Reach as the photo above shows. This photo was taken just from the southern side of the ‘new’ bridge and you can see houses of Arbour. The section to the right of the new road is the dedicated cycleway. For many local residents, this is just around the corner! Dedicated cycleways can be seen all around Baringa. An underpass will be in place to allow children and pedestrians from Bells Reach to safely cross the road on their way to school or the new shops!
Stockland has planned for a bigger and better playground than “Blue Park” for the new area. The Community Centre will be a place for people to meet and play, to enjoy outside events and to have fun. Special water features will be in place for children to enjoy on hot days! Another area has been set aside for a new Display Village.
Stockland are having a re think on the off leash area for dogs in Baringa. An off leash area in a nature reserve didn’t seem to fit. Other alternatives are being investigated.
Bellvista and Bells Reach’s second entry exit road is well under way. This photo shows the southern point of the new road (Bells Creek Arterial) getting ready for community use hopefully prior to Christmas.
An exciting time for Bellvista and Bells Reach is before us. The facilities being included in the Baringa development will be fully accessible and close by for all to enjoy. This will add further to the relaxing lifestyle we all enjoy with more and more amenities almost right on our back door!