Look ahead to Anzac Day

There are Anzac Day ceremonies on Thursday April 25 in Araluen, Braidwood, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Googong, Jerrabomberra, Majors Creek and Queanbeyan.

These ceremonies are organised by local community groups and RSL clubs, and we have pulled together some information on the council's website.

Please note that, for some of these ceremonies, there will be road closures involved, which are also listed on our website.

Lest we forget: A school student lays a wreath on Anzac Day at the Queanbeyan cenotaph in 2018. Photo: Kimberley Le Lievre

Lest we forget: A school student lays a wreath on Anzac Day at the Queanbeyan cenotaph in 2018. Photo: Kimberley Le Lievre

Captains Flat mural

A photo-realistic mural that depicts and celebrates the history of Captains Flat will be painted on the amenities block next to the new playground over the next two weeks. The artist, Mike Shankster, prepared a concept design in consultation with the local community and we are looking forward to seeing the final result.

This is the final part of a project funded by the NSW Governments Stronger Communities Fund, which has upgraded community facilities in Captains Flat. The project has included new playground equipment, a restored horse trough, a fruit tree orchard, and upgraded amenities and barbecue facilities.

May community meetings

The council is holding three community meetings in May, from 6pm to 8pm in Queanbeyan on May 7, Braidwood on May 9 and Bungendore on May 21.

These meetings are a great opportunity to get an update on council projects and other matters of interest.

The draft Integrated Plans for 2019-20 and the Integrated Transport Strategy will be on the agenda as well as updates on projects in the local community.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming 22 new people into Australian citizenship.

They were from diverse backgrounds such as India, Ghana, England, Philippines, New Zealand, China, Sri Lanka, Canada, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Australian-born.

These 11 different nations are just some of many that contribute to our rich cultural community.

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council holds Citizenship Ceremonies four times a year and it is always a privilege to be involved in this significant event.

Waste collection changes for Good Friday

Don't forget that waste collection will be changed for a number of locations on Good Friday (April 19).

If you are in Araluen, Majors Creek or Sutton Acres your recycling bins will be collected on Thursday April 18. Please place your bins out on Wednesday night.

If you are in Queanbeyan/Googong urban areas your bins will be collected on Saturday April 20. Please place your bins out on Friday night.

Cheryl Hodges

The artist Cheryl Hodges' exhibition 'Earthly Treasures of our Shire' is open at The Q Exhibition Space until Saturday April 20. Hodges won the a QPRC Regional Art Award in 2017 and this exhibition features discoveries of insects and plants from around the region.

The Q Exhibition Space is at 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Hours: weekdays, 10am to 4pm (closed public holidays); Saturday, 10am to 2pm; closed Sunday. Telephone: 6285 6290.

Until April 20: Cheryl Hodges' artist exhibition, 'Earthly Treasures of our Shire' at The Q Exhibition Space. Photo - the Monga Waratah (aka the Braidwood Waratah).

Until April 20: Cheryl Hodges' artist exhibition, 'Earthly Treasures of our Shire' at The Q Exhibition Space. Photo - the Monga Waratah (aka the Braidwood Waratah).