Donations still needed to help fire victims

Queanbeyan Lions Club president Jamie Walker (left) has donated $20,000 on behalf of the club to the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Carwoola Bushfire Appeal, organised by council administrator Tim Overall (right). Photo: Clare Sibthorpe
Queanbeyan Lions Club president Jamie Walker (left) has donated $20,000 on behalf of the club to the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Carwoola Bushfire Appeal, organised by council administrator Tim Overall (right). Photo: Clare Sibthorpe

The Queanbeyan Lions Club contributed $20,000 from the Lions’ natural disaster fund  to the bushfire appeal, taking the amount raised so far over $77,000.

The Appeal Panel has been established and met to begin the process of distributing funds. Council is in contact with affected residents and this process is underway.

We are calling on businesses, community groups and residents to continue to support the appeal by direct deposit BSB: 032-724, ACC: 362-257 or at Westpac branches.

An account with the Bendigo Bank has now also been established so residents can give at their local branch: BSB: 633-000, ACC: 129106092, please use the description “donation” for this account.

Main Street beautification workshops: Council is running workshops in Bungendore and Braidwood regarding the beautification of the main streets. The workshops are to generate and discuss ideas and concepts as to what the community would like to see in their main streets. This will include types of street furniture, what tree and other plantings would be appropriate, and what can be done to beautify or activate the public spaces.

The meeting in Bungendore will be on Thursday 9 March from 5.30-7.30pm at the Bungendore Council Chambers, 10 Majara Street. In Braidwood, the workshop is on Wednesday 15 March from 5.30-7.30pm in the Old Library, Park Lane.

The meetings will be facilitated and attended by relevant QPRC staff with information regarding the process from the workshop through to implementation. RSVP for the events is required and you can find the links to the events on Council’s Facebook page or website or contact Tracey Lamont on 6285 6308.

Community Survey: Council has received almost 200 responses to the community survey that will help inform our actions over the next 10 years.

These insights, along with service reviews, will be used to develop the Community Strategic Plan and will be on the table for the incoming councillors after the September election.

The survey is open until 10 March and council would love to hear from people from all backgrounds and all over the region. Please get involved and have your say at: http://yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au/our-future-make-it-yours. Hard copy surveys are available at the three council offices.

Tim Overall, administrator