Braidwood bushfire community meeting: Bushfire-affected residents from Braidwood and surrounds are invited to a community meeting at the National Theatre Braidwood on Sunday, March 8 between 2-5pm. Impacted property owners and businesses will be provided with an update on bushfire recovery efforts to date, as well as hear from a range of agencies about the various support measures that are in place. Council's bushfire recovery team can be contacted on 6285 6789 or email email@example.com. More information about bushfire recovery support measures, and to register for the support that is available go to www.service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88.
Charleyong Bridge: Transport for NSW have opened the new Charleyong Bridge on Nerriga Road to traffic after fast-tracking the project following damage to the old bridge during the bushfire period. The new bridge is double-lane and capable of taking higher mass vehicles. Council continues to work on the upgrade and sealing of Nerriga Road, funded by the NSW Government, so please be aware of roadwork zones and reduced speed limits and watch out for workers.
Water restrictions: Braidwood water restrictions will be lifted from Friday, March 6, returning the town to permanent water conservation measures. The rain in early February has restored flows to the Shoalhaven River and allowed us to bring the off-river storage dam back to 100 per cent capacity. Permanent water conservation measures are in place and are a form of restrictions that encourage the smart use of water. Bungendore remains on Level 1 restrictions, with this to be reviewed in mid-March. For more information, go to www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/water-restrictions
Heritage Awards: Nominations are now open for the Queanbeyan-Palerang 2020 Local Heritage Awards 2020. The three award categories are restoration of a heritage building - commercial or residential; new building design/adaptation/heritage garden; and promotion/contribution to heritage. For the first two categories works must be undertaken on a locally listed heritage item and completed in the last three years. Works must be sympathetic to the original building and to the context of the surrounding area while providing for the ongoing positive use of the building. The third category is for outstanding contributions to the education or promotion of local heritage in Queanbeyan-Palerang. Winners will be announced during Council's Heritage Festival celebrations on Saturday, May 2 at the Queanbeyan Museum. Nominations close on April 1. Nomination forms and all the details can be found on council's website at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/heritage
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