QPRC developing an integrated transport strategy

Council is developing an integrated transport strategy. Photo: James Hall
Council is developing an integrated transport strategy. Photo: James Hall

Council is holding a series of community workshops to develop the Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The Strategy includes reviews of the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) and bike plans. The community are encouraged to come along to these workshops to have their say on road, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure in their area. The workshops will be held at the following times: Queanbeyan Library, Tuesday 20 June, 5-6.30pm focused on the PAMP, 7-8.30pm looking at the Bike Plan. On Wednesday 21 June from 7-9pm the ITS will be discussed at Queanbeyan Council Chambers. On Thursday 22 June from 4-6pm, the ITS, PAMP and Bike Plans for Braidwood will be discussed at the Braidwood Council meeting room and then from 7-9pm at the Bungendore Council Chambers the workshop will focus on the ITS, PAMP, and Bike Plans for Bungendore.

Bungendore tree planting works: Staff have been working on Gibraltar Street in Bungendore preparing for the replacement of trees in the centre median strip. The existing trees are performing poorly and haven’t provided the expected shade or avenue that is desired. These are being replaced with Cimmaron Ash trees. Tree planting will also be undertaken on street verges on Molonglo Street, Ellendon Street, Gibraltar Street and Malbon Street. In total 105 trees will be planted on nature strips, including Red Oak, Chinese Pistachio, Claret Ash, and Crab Apple.

NSW/ACT Regional Awards: The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards have been launched for 2017 and the state-wide search has begun. The awards are all about the passion of people who are committed to making regional NSW and the ACT a better place to live. If someone has made an impact or difference in your life or has impressed you with their community spirit, why not nominate them. There are awards for excellence in aged care, agricultural innovation, volunteering, customer service and more. To submit a nomination, simply go online to www.awardsaustralia.com/nswactraca and click ‘Nominate Now’.

Blue Star Sustainability Awards: The Blue Star Sustainability Awards are Keep NSW Beautiful’s new sustainability awards program. The awards are to recognise and celebrate the hard work of NSW citizens who promote responsible environmental management in their local area. Visit http://knswb.org.au/our-programs/the-blue-stars/ for more information.

Tim Overall, administrator