Regional Sports Complex: The master plan for the proposed Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Sports Complex is now open for comment at yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au. It is proposed that stage 1 of the facility will include pitches for hockey and football as well as car parking and amenities/club facilities. Proposed stage 2 includes a basketball stadium, administration and child care buildings and further car parking, while stage 3 includes an aquatic centre, the remaining car parking and the final public realm development.
Prepare for bushfire season: With the onset of the bushfire danger period, it’s time to prepare your property. The NSW RFS advise that households should discuss how they will respond to a threat, prepare their home and property by keeping the grass low and having a cleared area around the home, know the alert levels and keep all relevant bush fire information numbers, website and smartphone apps on your phone. Find more information on the RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
Canberra United at Seiffert Oval: Exciting news for the thousands of football players and fans in our region as Canberra United will be playing a W-League fixture against Melbourne Victory at Seiffert Oval on January 17 at 7.30pm. Council has committed to upgrading the facilities at Seiffert Oval and attracting fixtures of the highest level, with the latest upgrade being new flood lights. Save the date.
Customer Satisfaction Survey: Council’s biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey is being undertaken by Jetty Research, who will be contacting a statistically valid sample of residents across the area. This survey will be used to gauge community satisfaction as a whole, as well as exploring more specifically council’s service delivery, how residents receive information from council, and how council is moving towards achieving the community vision and wellbeing. In the coming week, the survey will also be placed at yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au for those who would like to participate but aren’t randomly contacted.
Platypus sightings: We are now in the breeding season and people have been seeing platypus in the Queanbeyan and Shoalhaven Rivers. Council has a dedicated email for reporting sightings of platypus and rakali (Australian water rat) in our region. We are interested in the location, time and date and any photos. We keep records of the sightings and share information with the Australian Platypus Conservancy. Report to firstname.lastname@example.org.