Mayoral Minute with Cr Tim Overall

Cr Tim Overall.
Cr Tim Overall.

Award winners

Some of our amazing projects and events were recognised at the LG Professionals Australia awards night in Sydney recently. The Apex Park redevelopment won the Asset Management and Infrastructure category. This project was done in collaboration with the Lions Club of Queanbeyan. We were also highly commended for the Queanbeyan Music by the River event and the Summer Activation events. The Go Local, Grow Local initiative was also a finalist in the Local Economic Contribution category. Congratulations to all involved.

Planning and Strategy Meeting

Our next Planning and Strategy Committee meeting will be held in Queanbeyan on Wednesday June 13. Items on the agenda include the determination of a number of development applications, a report on the development of the Queanbeyan Police Station, the new Googong Road and Old Cooma Road intersection, and an update on Waste Management. Members of the community are welcome to attend the meeting, which begins at 5.30pm.

Extraordinary meeting

Submissions on the Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges have now closed. All the submissions will now be considered by councillors and staff. The plans will then be discussed and finalised at an extraordinary meeting of Council to be held at the Queanbeyan Council Chambers on June 28.

Injured wildlife

If you come across injured wildlife in our region, the dedicated volunteers at Wildcare and NARG (Native Animal Rescue Group) operate 24/7 phone lines. Wildcare covers most of the area of NSW that immediately surrounds the ACT and NARG operates in and around the Braidwood area. Contact Wildcare on 6299 1966 and NARG on 4846 1900.

Seiffert Oval new lights

The lights at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan are getting an upgrade by adding new light fittings to the existing light towers. The upgrade will provide 500 lux elite competition standard lighting. The project is funded through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and is expected to be completed progressively over the coming weeks.

Waste Strategy Working Group

We are looking for community nominations to serve on a Waste Strategy Working Group. We are looking for two rural and two urban users of waste services to contribute to the development of a Waste Strategy for QPRC. If you believe you could contribute to this working group, please express your interest on our website at: qprc.nsw.gov.au/wastestrategy