2013/14 General Donations scheme
Council is now calling for applications under the General Donations scheme, and will be distributing funds from the 2013/14 donation vote. The donations sheme has been split into two categories:
Category A funding -
- for the relief of poverty or provision of assistance to the less advantaged through welfare services and facilities, public health services and facilities, education services and facilities, transport services and facilities and housing, and
- advancement of education through education services and facilities and
- any other purpose for which there is agreement by resolution of Council
Category B funding -
- To provide financial assistance to community not-for-profit or charitable organisations that wish to hire a Council facility but who are unable to meet the cost of hire. This grant will be non-monetary however, will be recognised financially as a donation and be recognised as income for the facility. The grant will be considered as either full or partial payment of venue hire.
Applications close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 31 July 2013 and you can download the application form here.
NAIDOC week art exhibition
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.As part of local community celebrations of NAIDOC Week 2013, The Q and Queanbeyan City Council would like to invite local Indigenous artists to exhibit their art works at The Q Exhibition Space in June – July 2013.
If you are an Indigenous artist who lives or works in Queanbeyan and would like further information about how you can participate in this exhibition, please contact Cultural Development Officer Georgina Perri on 6285 6170 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in July market
It's time to start planning for the Annual Christmas in July market inside at The Q on Sunday 21 July.
As per usual we are seeking Expressions of Interest from stall holders who sell handmade goods – gourmet treats, arts and crafts, etc or antiques and collectables. There are no facilities to accommodate hot food stalls, though stall holders selling such items as jams and spreads, cupcakes, etc are welcome to apply. The café inside The Q will be open selling limited lunch options and tea, coffee, etc.
We encourage stall holders to get in the Christmas spirit and decorate their stalls and even sell Christmas inspired wares. The Q will be decked out with tinsel, Christmas trees and good cheer!
You can download an expression of interest form here and for more information contact Georgina Perri on phone 6285 6170, or email email@example.com.
Mid week road closures on Kings Highway
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has confirmed road closure times for slope stabilisation work on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain.
Road closures will start on Tuesday 28 May 2013, weather permitting. The closures will be continuous from 8am each Tuesday to 5pm each Thursday for five weeks, weather permitting. The last closure will be on Thursday 27 June 2013, weather permitting
For more information on the project, road closures, detour routes and feedback received, please visit the project website.
Canberra Avenue - Noise Treatments
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) are currently installing 2.5 to 3.5 metres height noise walls along a two kilometre length of Canberra Avenue. Throughout the construction process there will be some lane and shoulder closures required.
When needed, these closures will occur from 6am - 3pm eastbound and from 10am to 6pm westbound on Canberra Avenue, Queanbeyan. During closures, through traffic will be maintained at all times and a reduced road work speed of 40km/h will be in place.