Bungendore Sports Hub: After an extended period of wet weather, we have been able to access the site and begin to make progress again on the Bungendore Sports Hub. In recent weeks, the first two netball courts have been coming together with floodlights now installed. Once the contractors complete the base preparation for the courts, they will start working on the roads and car parks on site. Preparations are underway for the football fields' playing surface and more floodlights will be installed in the coming weeks. While the netball courts will be completed later this year, we anticipate the Sports Hub to be open for winter sports next year. Construction of the facility buildings may be in progress, with temporary facilities available onsite until the permanent facilities are complete. For more information see here.
Local Heritage Places Grants closing soon: Council and the NSW Heritage Office have established a Local Heritage Places Fund. This provides grants for work on heritage properties The aim of the project is to encourage and support as much positive work on heritage items as possible. Grants of varying amounts will be available, with the maximum amounts to be determined by the number of applications received. All projects are to be completed by 22 April 2022. Applications must be lodged by 4.30pm, Friday October 8. For further information on eligibility and to apply head hereor contact Council's Land-Use Planning Section on 6285 6276.
Food for Thought: Between 19-28 September, Council's Disaster Recovery Hub will provide free meals to residents in rural areas as part of their Food for Thought - Community Food Van events. These events are held in Reidsdale, Araluen, Gundillion, Majors Creek, Bombay, Nerriga and Mongarlowe. They are focused on providing support and hearing from local residents in regions that were affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and later extreme weather events. Each event aims to use a local catering company and will be run in a COVIDsafe manner. For more information on each event head here.
Next council meeting: The Ordinary Council meeting next week will again be run virtually. Items on the agenda include the Monaro Street Upgrade - Concept Design, Regional Sports Facilities Fund Round 2, Captains Flat Road Grant - Works Program, a Community Facilities report and a Review of Environmental Factors for the Regional Sports Complex - Environa and South Jerrabomberra 'Town Park' - Tralee. For the full agenda and attachments see here.