Queanbeyan CBD plan approved by QPRC

ON SHOW: Artist Sally Simpson opened her studio for last year's art trail in Queanbeyan. Photo: Elesa Kurtz
ON SHOW: Artist Sally Simpson opened her studio for last year's art trail in Queanbeyan. Photo: Elesa Kurtz

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust has provided the Bywong Community Hall Playground Project and council with a $29,000 grant for the Bywong community park project. The funds will allow the ordering of the playground equipment which is expected to arrive and be installed by October.

The Bywong community has really got behind this project with a number of fundraising events to progress the landscaping and tree planting around the playground site. This funding follows the $26,365 Stronger Communities Fund grant from council for improved access to the community hall facilities.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan: Council has adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan which outlines the practical, operational and strategic actions that the council will take to promote access to services, information and employment, and promote the rights of people with disability.

In adopting the plan, a recommendation was included for the provision of future exercise equipment suitable for people dependent on scooter/wheelchairs in Queanbeyan Park, Braidwood and Bungendore.

New actions or new infrastructure suggested by the DIAP will be matters for the elected council to consider as they develop a three-year delivery program.

Queanbeyan CBD: Council has adopted the Queanbeyan CBD Transformation Strategy which will provide the strategic framework for revitalisation of the CBD.

The strategy provides a guide to develop focused economic development strategies, reflecting the CBD’s unique circumstances and contributing to the development of a viable base of businesses. It will link in with upcoming reviews of the Development Control Plan and the CBD Masterplan.

Art Trail 2017: This year, visitors along the Art Trail will have two days to discover the many talented people in our region, including Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Burra, Braidwood and surrounds. The trail allows people to take a sneak peek into where and how artists work, how a gallery operates, discover new techniques, watch demonstrations, and add to their collection by purchasing a unique piece direct from the maker.

The Trail will be held Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October, 10am – 4pm.

If you are an artist and would like to participate in the Trail please contact Georgina Perri, Cultural Development Officer on 6285 6170 or cultural.services@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Tim Overall, administrator