Queanbeyan's Reconciliation Walk is on soon

JOIN THE WALK: More than 1000 people joined the Reconciliation Walk last year. Photo: Elesa Kurtz
JOIN THE WALK: More than 1000 people joined the Reconciliation Walk last year. Photo: Elesa Kurtz

The first community meeting of the year was in Bungendore last week. For residents in Queanbeyan, Braidwood and surrounds, meetings are coming up at the Queanbeyan Chambers on 10 May and the Braidwood Council Room on 17 May. The meetings will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm. Matters on the agenda include the draft budget, an update on the merger and updates on major projects. To add something to the meeting agenda, email communications@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Queanbeyan Reconciliation Walk 2017: Take part in the Reconciliation Walk on Tuesday 30 May. Students from our local schools proudly represent their school and community on this important day. In previous years over 1000 people have participated in the walk. This year numbers are expected to be even larger with support from local businesses, and parents and grandparents joining their children on the walk. All are welcome to join the walk and celebrate the history and future of Indigenous Australians in our region. The 1km walk begins at Ray Morton Park on Trinculo Place, goes across the Queens Bridge, along Monaro Street and concludes at Queanbeyan Park.

General donations: Council’s general donations scheme is now open for applications. Applications close on Wednesday 25 May. The scheme is open to non-profit organisations or groups based in or affiliated within the local government area. Both category a and b funding is available. Applicants under category a must be for the charitable purposes of either the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or any other purpose for which there is agreement by resolution of council. Category b is for the relief of fees for the hire of a council facility. Further information on how to apply is available on the homepage of the council website.

ClubGRANTS: Each year through the ClubGRANTS Scheme, clubs across NSW provide tens of thousands of dollars to help support community organisations provide a range of initiatives in areas of community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. Applications will close 27 May 2016. Applications must be submitted online using the ClubsNSW website: www.clubsnsw.com.au. Council acts as the local convenor of ClubGRANTS and further information is also available on our website.

Tim Overall, administrator