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Community News - August 2022

Uriarra Pipeline

Funding for a new non-potable water pipeline to the village has been secured in the 2023/24 ACT Government Budget. Construction will begin on this in the coming months and Icon water will advise of any disruptions.

Inquiry into Dangerous Driving

Uriarra Village residents are being encouraged to make a submission to an Inquiry into Dangerous Driving.

The inquiry serves to better understand the ACT community’s views and to make recommendations for ACT Government actions in relation to:

  • Criminal justice response to dangerous driver offending in the ACT;

  • Police response to dangerous driving in the ACT (both in prevention and post-crash response);

  • Capacity of trauma services and support services to respond to the post-crash event;

  • Prison sentences, fines and vehicle sanctions legislated for dangerous driver offences in the ACT;

  • Support for victims of dangerous driving offences through the justice system;

  • Corrections responses and the sentencing regime for dangerous driving in the ACT;

  • The effectiveness of rehabilitation and driver re-education at reducing recidivism;

  • Police and other related technological advances to identify and prevent dangerous driving; and

  • Any other related measure with respect to the administration of corrections, courts and sentences in the ACT with respect to dangerous driving.

The link for submissions (open until Friday 30 Sept), and further details about the Inquiry is at: Inquiry into Dangerous Driving - ACT Legislative Assembly

New Fire Danger Rating System

Fire danger ratings are being simplified from 1 September.

The new Australian Fire Danger Rating System is being developed using the latest science to be more accurate and relevant to where you live. The new system will be used across the country, so whether you’re at home or travelling, you will see the same system being used.

The new Fire Danger Ratings have four levels (instead of six) – Moderate, High, Extreme and Catastrophic.

When there is minimal risk, Fire Danger Rating signs will be set to ‘NO RATING’. This is the white wedge sitting under Moderate.

There’ll be actions for each level, so you’ll know what to do to protect your life, family and property.

You’ll start seeing the new fire danger ratings from September 2022.

New Bushfire Danger Rating System Brochure
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Rainfall Outlook

The BOM has just declared a Negative Indian Ocean Dipole, which will cause above-average rainfall to continue into spring and summer.

There is also the chance of La Nina conditions reforming, which would also boost rainfall in spring and summer.

CFU Open Day

CFU Open Day will be held on the 17th of September at 2pm

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