Braidwood Waste Transfer Station: Council awarded the tender for the construction of the Braidwood Waste Transfer Station to RD Miller Pty Ltd. The Braidwood WTS is one of the major projects identified in the Palerang Waste Management Strategy. The WTS will replace the out-dated landfill at Braidwood and enhance the community’s ability to divert waste from landfill and significantly improve safety for both users and council staff. The WTS will include separate drop-off areas for waste, recyclables, green waste, commercial and industrial waste; a chemical storage building; a buy-back building for products suitable for re-purchase; and an undercover gatehouse/weighbridge complex.
Second Life project: Council will be participating in a pilot program called ‘Second Life Project’ which will provide a 52-seat retired Transport for NSW bus to council free of charge to help the community access council programs. The pilot represents an opportunity to increase access to council’s recreation, cultural and community services and programs by supplying access to transportation across the region. Further information about the project will follow as it progresses.
Back Creek Bridge: Construction of the new two-lane Back Creek Bridge on Cooma Road has been completed and council is currently working on the construction of the road approaches. The new bridge is on an improved alignment and is able to carry heavy vehicles, including the local school bus. The bridge is also much less prone to flooding than the previous low level crossing. The project is expected to be complete in mid-August.
Special Heritage Fund: For churches and buildings owned or managed by community based not-for-profit organisations listed on the heritage schedule, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for support through the council’s Special Heritage Fund. This fund prioritises public buildings, churches and buildings where there is a clear community or public benefit. The fund is not available to owners of private properties. Applications close on Wednesday, August 8.
School zone changes: Council undertook some work during the school holidays to make improvements to three school zones, at Bungendore Public School, Braidwood Central School and Karabar High School. The new systems were tested for the first time with children returning to school last week and the council will continue to review the changes across the term. Thanks to the schools and community for their support and advocacy for these changes.