Opportunity to brighten up parts of the city

HELP: Get involved in brightening some parts of Queanbeyan.

HELP: Get involved in brightening some parts of Queanbeyan.

Bungendore water: Council has been mindful of the ground water situation in Bungendore for some years and has based its planning and taken actions in regard to it. The existing water supply is adequate for the current and approved population of Bungendore. Further security is required beyond that which is why major development proposals have been delayed until further water is found. Council has been undertaking groundwater investigations for some time and this has involved determining prospective drill or test sites. This involved identifying some 10 sites from which two were selected. Currently the two development bore sites are progressing and council expects field works to commence within the next two weeks.

CBD beautification workshops: Thanks to the residents and business operators who attended the workshops held in recent weeks regarding the beautification of the town centres in Braidwood and Bungendore. In Bungendore, around 30 participants from businesses and the community came along to the hands on workshop. The great work of the Bungendore Business Chamber and the Bungendore Town Centre and Environs Section 355 Committee over the past eight years was acknowledged in the discussions. 

Braidwood had a fantastic response from residents and business people with about 65 participants. The focus was on Wallace Street and Ryrie Park and lots of great ideas were generated from the workshops. Some of the topics discussed included drainage along Wallace Street, traffic and parking especially in holiday periods and over weekends, and activities and space for youth. Braidwood’s heritage status remains central to these discussions, and council and the community were together in their desire to keep heritage considerations central to any future plans.

“Paint a Post” project and mural opportunity: There is an opportunity for the community to be involved in brightening up some open spaces in the Queanbeyan area. Council is calling for expressions of interest to paint a mural on a new amenities block that will be installed in Queanbeyan Park and the Karabar Open Spaces project gives an opportunity for residents, community groups, schools, daycare groups and anyone interested to design their own post that will be on display in Karabar for many years. For more information, visit the council website or contact the cultural development team.

Tim Overall, administrator

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