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Quinty Cow Sculptures

You may have noticed that you can find out more about the much-loved cow sculptures! If you check the fence at the entrance to the park opposite the Quinty Bakery, there is a sheet of paper which has a QR code which takes you to an audio trail of information about the cows, the artist and their installation. Our thanks to Wagga Wagga City Council for providing more information on our sculptures as part of the new Public Art Audio Trail

The QR Code will provide more information and link to the Public Art Audio Trail here

 

 

 

DUNNS ROAD UPDATE
Construction Update: 

Wagga Wagga City Council have provided the following update:

Stage 3: Dunns Road x Holbrook Road roundabout construction: UNDERWAY

  • The roundabout construction at the intersection of Dunns Road and the Holbrook Road has commenced.
  • Preliminary site clearing, surrounding stormwater drainage and associated earthworks are complete.
  • The construction phase of the roundabout is now underway.
  • Road closures, detours and traffic control are now in place (as of Thursday 11 January 2024) until the completion of the project which is expected to take up to eight (8) weeks.
  • Detours are as follows:
    • Traffic west of Holbrook Road (to and from Dunns Road) is diverted via Currawang Drive and Mirbelia Drive.
    • Traffic east of Holbrook Road (to and from Lloyd Road) is diverted via Mallee Road, Springvale Drive and Featherwood Drive.
    • Holbrook Road will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic throughout the project, with restrictions and traffic control in place. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: turning on to Dunns Road and Lloyd Road from Holbrook Road is not permitted, access to these roads is via the detours.
  • Dunns Road remains closed to through traffic between Kunzea Place and the Olympic Highway.

 

For more detailed information on the scheduled completion of the project, click here

URANQUINTY CWA HAS BEEN COOKING AND CRAFTING UP A STORM!

Uranquinty Water Tower Mural Opening
The Uranquinty Evening Branch was especially proud to be a part of the event to mark the official opening of the Uranquinty Water Tower Mural, celebrating the township’s contribution to Australia’s military aviation history. Guests were treated to a delicious morning tea at the hall after the official proceedings prepared by Branch Members and Deb Bewick, Jenny Lewington and the Quinty Bakehouse. Special mention goes to Margie Carter’s duck egg sponge, topped with passion fruit and cream whipped using old-fashioned hand beaters!

A healthy donation to Wagga Hospital’s Maternity Ward
The Branch’s fundraising activities throughout the year enabled us to make a healthy donation of $1,600 to the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital’s Maternity Ward for
the purchase of a SCORPIO Breastfeeding Training Kit. The kit will assist midwives at the hospital to access best practice breastfeeding training and education and
increase the breastfeeding support for mothers and babies in their care.

Serving up scones and smiles at Charles Sturt University Open Day
Branch Members played a lead role in organising the CWA Riverina Group’s Stall at the CSU Open Day at the Wagga Wagga Campus at the start of August. The Branch’s Community Events Kit, created with a CSU Community University Partnerships Grant, was put to great use – with our new CWA-branded banners and tablecloths setting the scene for a wonderful day serving scones, jam and cream to prospective students. Even NSW Premier Chris Minns, Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty got to enjoy some fresh, home baked scones as they toured the CSU farm and agricultural research facilities!

Winning prizes at Ganmain
August was really an awesome month for the Branch, with Members entering a number of items in the CWA Riverina Group’s Cultural Day at the Ganmain Hall. The Branch took home Second Prize for our Farmer Wants a Wife-inspired skit, and a haul of firsts and places in other competition categories for our art, photography, poetry and performances. A huge congratulations to Cathy Crick and the staff and students of Uranquinty Public School who submitted a number of entries in the Junior short story, photography and postcard categories. The school had the most entries of any school in the district, and our Members took
great pleasure in presenting students with their prizes at a recent assembly.

New Members are welcome! Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. Email  if you are interested in joining the CWA.

THE QUINTY PUB  

The Uranquinty Hotel is open and providing beer, food and entertainment for local residents and visitors. The Men’s Shed weekly meat raffle is happening again and is a fundraising source for the Shed so please support our local volunteers.  And the courtesy bus is back!  Call 6922 9778 to book your pick up now

COMMUNITY HALL

All information and booking form for hiring the Uranquinty Community Hall can be found here.

The Uranquinty gentle exercise classes attract between five and 20 people each week. Photo: Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

The weekly Gentle Exercise class is now a permanent event in our calendar. The older you get, the harder it can become to find the time and energy to stay active and healthy However, thanks to the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, people over 55 have the opportunity to stay active, healthy and social at several gentle exercise classes run across the area.

Uranquinty Gentle Exercise Program volunteer leader Debbie Maher said the program was the perfect way for elderly people to stay active and socialise in a judgement-free space.

“We have people come from Wagga, The Rock and several areas come out to the community hall here in Uranquinty for an hour on a Wednesday morning,” she said.

“As the leader of the Uranqunity program, I’m able to adjust the activities for people of all abilities. If people need to sit down or use chairs, they’re still able to take part, that’s what makes the program, not just here but across the region, so accessible and enjoyable.

We are very pleased to announce that Wagga Wagga City Council has been able to provide assistance to replace the floor in the hall which has suffered damage due to constant rain and damp due to the very wet weather.  New vinyl flooring has been installed and the old flooring is being well used by the Men’s Shed  to create wood storage boxes and upgrading chairs.  This is a terrific outcome for the Hall as UPA would not have been able to raise the funds needed to replace the flooring.  

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