QPRC Administrator's column

The Regional Cultural Fund will be open for Expressions of Interest and applications from 17 July 2017. The RCF is an opportunity for new and existing arts and cultural facilities to receive assistance. Visit create.nsw.gov.au 

The 2017 Community Building Partnership Program is open for funding applications from 26 June to 9 August 2017. The CBPP is a funding opportunity for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Visit communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au

The Stronger Country Communities Fund will be open for applications from councils 16 August to 13 September 2017.

The SCCF is to support local infrastructure projects in regional NSW. The fund will be the subject of a report to a forthcoming Meeting of Council. For more information nsw.gov.au/stongercountrycommunities

New website

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council new website has gone live.

The website is an important tool for both Council and its residents. The website’s new search function allows users to quickly find information, whether an item from a Council meeting, details on how to lodge a DA, or how to contact our Rangers.

The website includes the My Neighbourhood section, giving ratepayers the ability to enter their address to see nearby events, parks, council works and projects. My Neighbourhood also provides information on waste collection services.

Go to qprc.nsw.gov.au to find out more. 

Googong Community Garden

Council has provided support for a Licence Agreement with the Googong Residents Association to establish a Community Garden at 44 Helen Circuit, Googong. The proposal will be publicly advertised for comment. The community garden will offer food growing plots for rent, include demonstration gardens, regular workshops, general gardening related activities and be a hub for meetings, barbecues and the like for GRA members.

National Tree Day

450 trees will be planted at The Scar Dog Park in Karabar as part of National Tree Day. Council is looking for volunteers to help plant the trees to regenerate and beautify the area. Register to participate at treeday.planetark.org or contact Council on 6285 6546.

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and wear appropriate gardening attire.

Household Chemical Cleanout

In partnership with NSW EPA, there is a household chemical cleanout event at the Braidwood Saleyards on Sunday 30 July. This is an opportunity to dispose of solvents, household cleaners, fluorescent globes and tubes, care batteries, motor oils and more.

The full list of accepted items can be found at cleanout.com.au. The cleanout is from 1.30pm-4pm.

The new QPRC website home page.

The new QPRC website home page.