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DUNNS ROAD UPDATE

Latest information from Wagga City Council can be viewed in the link above. UPA will post any further updates when we receive them.

PROPOSED URANQUINTY VILLAGE LIBRARY SERVICES

We received the following information from Madeline Scully,Manager Community Services at Wagga City Council:

Thank you for participating in the recent community consultation held in Uranquinty in August, regarding the proposed weekly Agile Library Service that would visit your community on a weekly basis as part of an overall Standalone Wagga Wagga City Library service from 1 July 2022. Your time and feedback into this consultation process was appreciated and was reported back to Council.

I would like to advise you that this proposal was adopted by Wagga Wagga City Council at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Monday 13th September 2021. This means that as of July 1st 2022, the Agile Library Service will commence a weekly service to your community. As agreed when we met, before the transition occurs from the current fortnightly mobile truck service to the weekly Agile Library Service, Council officers would visit your community again to meet with you and other community members to undertake further planning and to answer any further questions you may have about the Agile Library Service. We would also like to seek your further input into the most suitable library service schedule for your village community including times, locations and programming details in preparation for this service to commence from 1 July 2022.

In line with the current COVID-19 NSW Health Order we are planning to visit your community in the week commencing Monday 15th November 2021. A Council officer will be in touch with you shortly to work out the best time, location and date that would suit you and other members of your community to meet up again.”

We will advise details of the proposed meeting once we have more information.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – URANQUINTY PROGRESS ASSOCIATION

The Annual General Meeting of UPA was held on Tuesday 12 October at 7.00pm at the Community Hall. 

Whilst it was disappointing that few people attended, it was agreed the current committee will continue but we encourage all residents to participate in the development of our community.

For more information please contact Deb Bewick, President of UPA via email at uranquinty2652@gmail.com

COMMUNITY HALL

COVID-19 Safety Plan  If you are interested in hiring our Community Hall, please make sure you read the Safety Plan developed by Wagga Wagga City Council and Uranquinty Progress Association.  All information and booking form for hiring the Uranquinty Community Hall can be found here.

Uranquinty Progress Association is very pleased to announce we have been successful in obtaining funding through the Stronger Communities Program to replace the oven, stainless steel benches and freezer for the Hall kitchen.

As everyone is very much aware, mobile phone reception in parts of the village is somewhat variable. We are very pleased to announce that the Hall will soon have WiFi access available for all visitorsThe Wagga Wagga Revival Fellowship are regular users of the Hall and they are proposing to install an NBN connection at the Hall. The community would like to express its thanks to members of the Fellowship and Uranquinty Progress Association who have worked hard to make this happen, it will be a great asset for all users of the Hall and finally bring us into the 21st Century!

SANDY CREEK SOLAR FARM DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

We have received an update from BayWare r.e. which is the company developing the solar farm project to be located in the Uranquinty area.  They have submitted the development application to Council who have come back with some comments which have been addressed by the company.

The current DA documents have been uploaded onto the project website at www.sandycreeksolarfarm.com.au/application  and the public exhibition phase should start soon.  If any residents have any comments, please let UPA know by email at uranquinty2652@gmail.com

COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Residents from Wagga’s outlying towns and villages are calling for greater representation, amidst concerns their voices often go unheard by council.
UPA President, Deb Bewick, spoke to WIN News about  some ideas of how to open up conversation between Wagga Wagga City Council and the Uranquinty community.  Council elections have now been postponed until 4 December 2021 because of the current Covid restrictions.
 
DRAFT FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PLAN

As everyone is aware, this has been an ongoing issue for some years but finally there are signs of progress. The Flood Management Report for Small Villages,“The Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty Floodplain and Risk Management Studies and Plans Draft Report” known as VOFFS (Village Overland Flood Flow Study) has been on public exhibition and available for feedback until 5 May, 2021.

Members of WWCC and the consulting engineers met with local residents and separately with members of Uranquinty Progress Association and Uranquinty Community Safety Group in April to discuss the recommendations for Uranquinty. The comprehensive feedback provided by Uranquinty residents was acknowledged by everyone and we await the final report’s submission to Council.

Following this meeting it was great to see that on 12 May action to upgrade the north levee on Churches Plain road was beginning – this is much needed maintenance work to prevent regular flooding to Baker and Taber Streets which suffered considerably following the February 2021 rain event.

By the end of May the maintenance work on the northern levy had been completed and UPA is very appreciative of the response from Wagga Wagga City Council in responding to residents’ concerns.

Deb Bewick

President

Uranquinty Progress Association

E: uranqinty2652@gmail.com

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