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Budget 2017/2018

Our new budget has been endorsed, and with it comes the lowest rate rise in Charles Sturt for over 13 years, with an average residential rate rise of 2.0%. The budget process involved staff, Elected Member and community input. The budget focus, and the low rate rise, has been achieved through innovative thinking, and a focus on delivering the services you expect in partnership with our community and in some instances, State and Federal funding partners. We have $82m in Capital Projects to deliver over the next year, with a Charles Sturt contribution of $52m. These Capital Projects, combined with our work in renewing our $500m roads and footpaths, reflect Charles Sturt’s focus on building opportunity today for the City of tomorrow. For more information on our Major Projects, visit

Henley Library Drop In

We’ve extended the consultation on the proposed changes to the Henley Library service to make sure everyone has a chance to ask questions and have their say. Get involved by:

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 14 July.

Port Road Drainage Project

We are reducing the risk of flooding along Port and Woodville Roads through the $24million Port Road Drainage Project. The Project will ensure that in a 1 in 100 year rainfall event, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital emergency entrance will remain accessible. Night works will occur on Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 July and potentially Sunday 2 July at the crossing of Port Road at the intersection with Old Port Road. While every effort will be made to minimise noise, there will still be noticeable noise throughout the weekend. Traffic restrictions will be in place and complete closures requiring detours for Port-bound vehicles at certain times. This is to enable the installation of the twin 1650mm diameter reinforced concrete pipes beneath Port Road as part of Council’s $24 million drainage upgrade. We appreciate your patience as these works are undertaken. For more information, please visit

School holidays at the Library

Kids can let themselves run free in the school holidays with a range of activities available at your local library. Jump into the crazy mind of Roald Dahl, explore the world of Minecraft, or create marvellous masks, zany sculptures and musical art. Some bookings are essential. For further details, contact the library on 8408 1333, or book online at

Animation for beginners

GooRoo Animation will be running an Animation Workshop at the Findon Community Centre on Friday 14 July from 12-4pm. Kids aged 7+ will learn how to create plasticine characters and bring them to life using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. Participants will get a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes into producing animation on a professional level. Cost is $10 per child, parents free. Bookings are essential, call 8408 1310 to book a place.

Christmas on a budget

It’s never too early to learn great money saving tips for Christmas! Come along to a free Talking Cents session where participants will learn how to make handmade treats and gifts, compare hamper costs to buying individual products and create ways to decorate on a budget. This two-hour session will be held at the Civic Library – Digital Hub on Wednesday 19 July at 1-3pm. For further details, contact the library on 8408 1333, or book online at

Davey Boy’s Toys @ The Brocas

The Aus SciFi and Fantasy Club meet on the second Sunday of the month at The Brocas warehouse at 111 Woodville Road from 2-6pm. The 9 July meeting will include a presentation by Davey Boy’s Toys, a seller of unique collectable toys, memorabilia and movie replicas. The cost is $2, and afternoon tea is provided. For further information contact Matthew, the club President on 0468 371 995.

Muppet Treasure Island

Bring the little ones along to the Woodville Town Hall on Thursday 13 July at 10.30am for a special school holiday screening of Muppet Treasure Island! Includes kids’ dress up competition with prizes. Tickets are $6 and available at the door (cash only). Now in its seventh year, the Cosy Classics Collection Movie Matinee Series is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. To see what other movies we’ll be screening as part of the series, visit

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