Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council | Get ready to jump in - the water's fine

Summer Activation Events: The QPRC Aquatics Summer Activation events bring the community together for a fun evening at the pools. Summer Activation events include pool games and activities, a free barbecue and an outdoor movie. This year the Bungendore Summer Activation will be held in conjunction with the Bungendore Community Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7. The Bungendore Community Christmas Party finishes at 8pm, but the family fun continues with the outdoor movie starting at 8pm. In Braidwood, the Summer Activation will be on Thursday, December 19 and Queanbeyan on Saturday, February 1. There is free entry to the pools and a gold coin donation will be taken to support the three local swimming clubs.

Community Christmas Parties: With family entertainment, live music, kids rides, food and drink vendors and a whole lot of community spirit, the Community Christmas Parties are a great way to celebrate 2019 in your local community. Bungendore's Christmas Party is on Saturday, December 7 from 5-8pm, Braidwood's is on Friday, December 13 in Ryrie Park from 5.30-9pm and Queanbeyan's in Crawford Street on Saturday, December 14 from 5.30-9pm. Come and celebrate 2019 with your local community.

Bungendore Car Park: Council has endorsed an amended concept design for the Bungendore Car Park. After lots of feedback from the community, council will be adding public toilet facilities, additional shade trees, and CCTV and smart lighting. Council will also be exploring the feasibility of long vehicle parking in Bungendore and additional entrance/exits to the car park. An updated detailed design will now be developed to allow us to proceed to tender for the construction. We expect to construct the car park in multiple stages.

Braidwood Skate Park: After community consultation on concept designs for a potential Braidwood Skate Park, council has endorsed the Braidwood Recreation Ground as the preferred site. The draft concept design for the Recreation Ground will be modified to address concerns with water flow and council will seek grant funding for the construction.

Asbestos Awareness Month: November is Asbestos Awareness Month. Asbestos could be lurking in your bathroom, kitchen or other unexpected places in your home. Before its ban in 2003, asbestos was used in more than 3,000 common building materials. DIY renovators and tradespeople are among those most at risk for asbestos exposure. Always take precautions and if you suspect a product might contain asbestos, seek the help of a trained professional. For more information visit asbestos.nsw.gov.au