QPRC column

Our Q-One team is getting ready for the summer season and is excited that the Little Nippers Swim School will offer swimming lessons at our Eastern Pools in Braidwood, Bungendore and Captains Flat. The Swim School is also available all year round in Queanbeyan. For further information contact the team on 6285 6347 or email littlenippersswimschool@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Q-One Aquatics in Queanbeyan is also offering a Grey Medallion water safety refresher course for anyone 60 years of age or older. This program is perfect for grandparents who look after children around water and has four components including water safety knowledge, resuscitation and emergency care, aquatic exercise and personal survival and life-saving skills. The course begins on October 11. 

Contact the centre on 6285 6347.

Cat responsibility

Now the warm weather is here, cats are coming out to explore even more. Responsible cat ownership can minimise the negative impacts of cats, whilst allowing cat owners to continue to enjoy their pets. Confinement of cats to the owner’s property, particularly from dusk till dawn, is strongly encouraged, for the cat’s safety, for the safety of wildlife and to prevent cats being a nuisance in the community.

People living adjacent to bushland must recognise the extra responsibilities involved in ensuring that their cat doesn’t interfere with wildlife in these areas. Similarly, people living near busy roads should consider the need to confine their cat to save them from the possible risks associated with motor vehicles. For more information on caring for cats, contact Animal Management Services on 6285 6269.

APEX Park

In conjunction with the Lion’s Club of Queanbeyan, Council has been working at the APEX Park in Queanbeyan.

The Lion’s Club was a successful recipient of a Stronger Communities Fund grant to create an inclusive playground at the APEX Playground. The playground has been designed with a mix of landscape and play elements for people of all ages and all abilities to enjoy.

Short-term holiday letting

Short-term holiday letting (STHL) relates to the renting of the whole or part of a private home by its owner to a visitor on a commercial basis. Given the recent growth in STHL, the NSW Government is looking at the economic contribution of the industry while managing any potential social and environmental impacts. They are inviting people to provide feedback on the ‘Options Paper for short-term holiday letting in NSW’.

The feedback period ends on October 31. The information can be found under policy and legislation on the NSW planning website: planning.nsw.gov.au 

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