Council held its fourth and final community meeting at Braidwood last Wednesday night. Around 25 interested community members came along to hear an update on a range of projects and initiatives and to ask Council representatives questions and also put forward ideas and suggestions. I can’t stress enough how informative these meetings are and I encourage you to come along to further meetings in the new year.
A project that is vitally important in Braidwood is the upgrade of the water trunk main. This is the main supply of water to the town and has become quite fragile over the past few years, leading to its replacement. The project has been hampered by the wet winter we experienced, however our engineering team is gearing up for a major cut in over the next few weeks. There was a minor cut in a few weeks ago that saw water supply to Braidwood interrupted for a few hours late at night. The same will happen again and we will be aiming to complete the cut in late at night to minimise the disruption to residents. Information regarding the timing of the interruption will be available at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au.
The Majors Creek Festival continued its long and successful history at the 2016 festival earlier this month. The Festival was one of the successful applicants for the Stronger Communities Fund for an impressive and innovative project designed to reduce and divert waste products. This project will be in place at the 2017 event and will see organic waste generated at the festival converted into high quality compost for use on a local property. The applicants plan to have this project available to other events in the area.
Awards are available for both Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, as well as the Event of the Year. The aim of the Awards is to recognise outstanding contributions to the local community. Nomination forms are available at the Council website and nominations close Wednesday December 7.
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