Mayoral Minute: Workshops for an economic strategy

The Queanbeyan-Palerang council is developing its first Regional Economic Development Strategy to guide economic activity and investment in the region.

As part of Restart NSW, the NSW Government is investing $1.3 billion in infrastructure through the Regional Growth Fund to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve community services.

Three public workshops to contribute to the strategy will be held in October: in Bungendore on Wednesday 18; Queanbeyan, Thursday 19; and Braidwood, October 23. Links to register are on the council website qprc.nsw.gov.au

Meetings

Three community meetings are coming up in November: in Queanbeyan on Tuesday 7; Bungendore, Thursday 9; and Braidwood, Tuesday 14. To add items to the agenda, email communications@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Parks and paths

Council parks teams have been busy undertaking a spring tidy up of gardens. In the coming week footpaths will be installed in Bungendore along Gibraltar and Malbon streets, as well as planting in the medians and roundabout on Ellendon Street.

The sports fields have had pre-summer renovations, including top dressing and fertilising. At Wright Park, the lower cricket pitch has had concrete poured for the new synthetic pitch to be installed. The shade sails are due to be installed in Queen Elizabeth II Park next week.

Q-One centre

Work has now begun for the extension of the indoor sports centre. The centre is still open for business, and parking will be at the memorial bowls club next door as the centre’s carpark and entrance to Seiffert Oval via Thurralilly Street are part of the construction site. The extension received Federal Government support of $2.25 million.

QPRC Mayor Tim Overall.

QPRC Mayor Tim Overall.