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Have your say - Kings Highway Road Safety Review

The Centre for Road Safety and Roads and Maritime Services are undertaking a road safety review of the Kings Highway between the Princes Highway roundabout at Batemans Bay and the eastern most part of the ACT border just south of Bungendore. The review, in consultation with the community, will develop a road safety strategy for the Kings Highway to address identified road safety issues.

You are invited to submit your feedback to help address the issue of road safety. We will use your information to help form a future direction for the Kings Highway Road Safety Review.

Stoney Creek Gazette Reader Survey

Monaro Landscape Connectivity project

Having received some good interest from people at the workshop in Bungendore on 1 December, particularly from around Carwoola - Captain's Flat - Hoskinstown, the Monaro Landscape Connectivity project team is now planning to hold the first MLC workshop in this area.

The details for the workshop are not yet finalised, but at this stage expect a 1-day workshop in the Captains Flat valley (ideally on the property of an interested landholder) in late April or early May. The workshop will help land managers to get a better understanding of native vegetation on their property, and also to look at managing it in the context of its connectivity to surrounding patches, through aerial photos and maps (which will be provided to all attendees) of native vegetation types across the landscape around their individual properties. There will also be sessions on Indigenous land management principles, and how people can begin to apply these on their property, if they are interested.

Palerang Council Draft Community Strategic Plan

Palerang Council has released its draft 20-year community strategic plan (CSP).

The plan reflects the more than 7,000 comments received from community members at the 10 forums conducted throughout Palerang earlier this year. Councillors and staff were very encouraged by the level of participation in these forums and the ideas that flowed from them.

The Future of the Stoney Creek Gazette

The Stoney Creek Gazette for the last 25 years has helped draw the community together, keeping people informed of current local issues and events; informing people about living on and managing small blocks; and raising funds to help conduct community activities and pay the insurance for the Community Association. In addition, it keeps Carwoola residents aware of an array of services that are available locally and encourages residents to support local businesses, who reciprocate by supporting the Community Association through the Gazette.

Bush Fire Danger Period begins

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has declared the start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for areas across the Lake George Zone.

From 1 September any person wishing to light a fire will require a permit in the following local government areas:

  • Queanbeyan
  • Palerang

“With conditions becoming more conducive to the spread of fire, people need to be extremely careful when using fire,” said Superintendent Tim Carroll.

Hall Committee AGM

Palerang Council

Section 355

Carwoola (Stoney Creek) Hall and Reserve Management Committee

Annual General Meeting

7:30pm, Tuesday 30th August

 

Palerang Community consultation forums

Palerang Council is holding a series of community consultation forums throughout Palerang, starting on 23 May 2011.

Local residents, businesses, community organisations and other agencies are invited to share thoughts about our local area and your vision for the future of Palerang.

The ideas, thoughts and opinions you share with us will be used to develop a long term 'Community Strategic Plan' for Palerang. This plan will form an important part of Council's long term planning program.

Captains Flat Road roadworks - Whiskers Creek to Briars Sharrow Rd

Palerang Council will be undertaking roadworks along Captains Flat Road between Whiskers Creek Bridge and Briars Sharrow Road.

Works will commence in late May 2011 and will continue for about 10 weeks, provided no adverse weather, unforeseen circumstances or structural deficiencies are encountered.

» Read more on the Palerang Council website

Cleanup Australia Day 2011 Report

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