April Meetings: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, council's meetings will be held remotely during this period. The April planning and strategy committee meeting is on Wednesday, April 8 at 5.30pm. We will be live streaming the meeting via webcast.qprc.nsw.gov.au. While members of the public will not be able to address council in person on matters on the agenda during this period, we have made provision for the submission of online presentations. Members of the public can make a presentation on any matter on the agenda, by 12pm on the meeting day which will then be distributed to councillors. Go to council's website at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au. Items on the agenda include tenders for the Queanbeyan civic and cultural precinct project, a draft Local Strategic Planning Statement - Towards 2040, the lease for the Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park, the financial impacts of COVID-19 on residents, businesses, community organisations and council and more.
Good Friday bin collection: If your bin is normally collected on a Friday, there will be changes to waste collections for Good Friday. In the Carwoola/Primrose Valley area and the Majors Creek/Araluen area, bins will be collected on Thursday, April 9. Please place bins out on Wednesday, April 8. In the Queanbeyan area, including Googong, bins will be collected on Saturday, April 11, please place your bins out on Friday, April 10.
Bungendore water restrictions lifted: The Level 1 water restrictions in Bungendore have been lifted. Water restrictions became necessary in Bungendore during the summer months when ground water sources began to show a decline. Following a review of bores and recent town water usage levels, the situation has eased, and will continue to improve as we move into the colder months when daily water usage further reduces. While water restrictions are no longer in place anywhere in QPRC, permanent water conservation measures remain in place across the entire local government area. Find more details about water conservation on our website at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/water-restrictions
CovidKindness: Times are tough right now and council's community development staff are keen to help. Residents will soon be receiving a flyer in mailboxes which will provide a contact for those who might need help with collecting food, medicines or supplies; ideas for activities for fitness for children; help with concerns about friends, family or neighbours; or a friendly chat about any worries you might have.
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