Central Parklands News Update
Updated 22 November 2023
Insurance: BC Systems have highlighted the problem with getting insurers to provide cover for Central Parklands. At present, only one insurer is providing cover and this is a risk for the future to not even have a single provider. An Information session was held in July by BS Systems to give an update to interested residents. The last newsletter from BC Systems highlighted the details. The committee has approved BC Systems to engage Mahoney Solicitors to provide legal advice on restructuring the land scheme to give more scope for other insurers to quote and potentially provide cover. A vote will be called in the next few months prior to an Extraordinary General Meeting to change the structure of the Body Corporate to put all of the lots with a "party wall" into a single Body Corporate and the free standing homes into another. The Villas will remain as they are. The Principal Body Corporate will head all of these Bodies Corporate to carry out tasks as they do now.
Safety Issues: There have been some recent safety issues around the pool and spa. Please note jumping is not allowed in the pool area and please supervise children at all times.
No amplified music is allowed in the common areas including around the pool. This disturbs the other users and the local residents. Please use headphones whenever possible.
A few people have been using the disabled facilities and leaving it wet and unclean. We would remind residents the disabled facilities are for the express use of disabled residents and visitors only. There are other facilities for the rest of the Central Parklands community to use without the need to use the disabled facilities.
It has been decided that the cut off for issues to be discussed at the monthly Committee meeting is now one (1) week before the committee meeting. After that it will go through to the following month. This is to ensure there is sufficient time to process the issue and for the committee to consider it.
There is now a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for residents use, in the Rec Centre ground floor area. This is a fully automatic unit for assisting in an emergency with anyone with a heart issue. Please make yourself aware of its location when you are next in the Rec Centre. It could save a life.
Minutes of committee meetings can always be accessed via the portal
Greg is always looking for more BCC Waste Vouchers, if you have some spare. Please drop them up to him.
The next Trivia Night will be held at the Rec Centre on Sunday 3rd December. As this is the last Trivia Night of the year, Bart has a special Christmas surprise! Tea, coffee and lemon cake will be provided for free, BBQ will be available from 5.45pm onwards, with Trivia starting about 6.30pm. BYO drinks. Please contact Bart on email@example.com to reserve a table of six or for individual bookings. As always, get in early as tables fill up quickly.
Trivia nights will happen every second month, on the first Sunday of that month. If you have ideas for social activities on the "off" months, please contact Bart on the above e-mail.
We have also started a Social Club. It is $2 per year to be a member, with a name badge being supplied. Let Bart know if you want to join. If we are a social club, there is a better chance we can attract more sponsors and share tasks.
Facilities and Grounds
All Recreational Centre facilities are available. Communal crockery and cutlery are now available for use as all restrictions have been lifted. Residents are requested to follow directions on displayed signage and the continuing conditions as set by the Queensland Government. However, due to the ongoing health concerns, tea towels will no longer be provided. Instead, paper towels are provided for drying plates and cutlery.
There have been several noise complaints from residents about others in the Rec Centre area, tennis court and pool. Please respect other peoples rights by keeping noise to a moderate level, especially in the early morning or later at night.
There have been a number of instances of residents using the "EMERGENCY EXIT" pushbutton at the Entry Gates to the Rec Centre just to open the gates. Whenever this occurs, there is a call out required to the Deploy Security to reset the switch costing $200 each time. The Committee have decided this charge will be passed onto anyone found pressing the button when it is not a genuine emergency. Swipe cards ONLY are to be used for entry and exit.
Residents should contact BC Systems regarding any concerns or recommendations for the gardens and facilities or to report any fencing falling under body corporate responsibility requiring repair or replacement.
Additional or replacement tags for the Recreational Centre can be purchased at a cost of $15. These can be obtained by contacting the Complex Manager, Greg on 0412584311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact the committee should you have any queries. All correspondence is handled through BCSystems, use the forms available for requests or for other queries