Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has identified its priorities for the next four years in its draft Delivery Program 2022-26 and is now seeking public comment.
Following last year’s election, Council has developed a Delivery Program 2022-26 that responds to the community’s priorities identified in the Community Strategic Plan. The Operational Plan spells out the actions to be undertaken in the 2022-23 financial year and has been developed alongside the 2022-23 Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges.
‘Council is committed to delivering quality services to our community, advocating for State and Federal Government involvement in key matters all while keeping a focus on financial sustainability,’ Mayor Kenrick Winchester said.
‘Some of the key priorities of Council include:
- Provision of quality community facilities and services, including pools, libraries, parks and playgrounds
- Increasing engagement with our youth, indigenous and disabled communities • Developing tourism opportunities in Queanbeyan-Palerang
- Developing a Braidwood Structure Plan • Increasing our focus on and community’s awareness of climate change
- Adopting and implement key strategies such as the Affordable Housing Strategy and the Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan
- Advocating for State Government action on key matters, including the Bungendore/Yass Rd roundabout, bypasses for Braidwood and Bungendore, lead management at Captains Flat and Bungendore and assistance for our vulnerable residents
- Increasing employment opportunities by offering trainee and cadetships and developing a local procurement plan ‘Along with the priorities, Council plans to undertake more than $370m of capital works across the four years, including the Jerrabomberra Regional Sports Complex, Braidwood Pool upgrade, and the renewal of roads across the LGA.
‘Our Operational Plan highlights the actions we will take this coming financial year.
‘For the 2022-23 financial year, these include continuing the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct and the Captains Flat Road reconstruction, upgrades to the Bungendore water treatment plant, and the upgrade of Nerriga’s main street and Recreation Area.’
The community is invited to view the plans and make a comment online at yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au
The plans will also be briefly presented at upcoming community meetings in Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan. The Braidwood meeting will be held on 12 May at the Braidwood Servicemens Club, 17 May at Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall and 19 May at the Bungendore Council Chambers. Register and find out more at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au