The Business Connect bus is coming to Queanbeyan

Looking to start a business? Help is coming. Photo: James Hall
Looking to start a business? Help is coming. Photo: James Hall

The Captains Flat Road roadworks are now in full swing, with the crew on site working to reconstruct and widen the road between Douglas Close and Kearns Parade. This is a major project which is expected to continue until Christmas. Please drive to conditions, be aware that traffic control is in place and follow the controls.

Business bus visits: The Business Connect bus is coming to Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan on 15 and 16 June. This mobile service provides business support and guidance at any stage of the business journey – idea, start-up, expansion, expansion or even an exit plan. This is provided by the NSW Department of Industry and supported by council and the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre. The bus will be in Braidwood on 15 June from 9am-12pm adjacent to Ryrie Park, in Bungendore on 15 June from 1.30-4.3pm at 1/33 Ellendon St, and in Queanbeyan on 16 June from 9am-3pm outside Council Chambers.

Karabar Open Spaces: You may have noticed the parks team busy in recent days and weeks installing new playground equipment at Dane Park and Coolebah Park and tree planting on Southbar Road and Cooma Road. There is an opportunity to get involved in another project to improve open spaces in Karabar, with a mosaic workshop to install mosaics on public seating at the corner of Southbar Road and Candlebark Road. Join staff for an hour or two during the workshops on Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 between 10am and 2pm. Details and registration can be found on council’s website.

Fire and Emergency Services Levy: Council had previously advised that the FESL would be in place from 1 July. The NSW government has indefinitely deferred the collection of the Levy via council rates. The Levy will continue to be collected via insurance policies until the NSW government has completed its review of the policy. Further information can be found at

Braidwood Rec ground update: Electrical conduits for light poles have been installed and the light poles footings are going in. Replacement trees have been selected that have similar foliage and appearance to the English Elms that were removed but are disease resistant. Court surfacing and line marking will be completed after the cooler months. Completion is expected around October 2017.

Tim Overall, administrator