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Safer school zones

School zone safety improvements have been completed at Lawrence Public School, Yamba Public School, Cowper Public School, Harwood Island Public School and Westlawn Public School.
As school students head back to the classroom, remember to drive safely through school zones and to use allocated parking if you’re dropping your children at school.

Community Initiatives Program

Twice a year, Clarence Valley Council (CVC) offer funding opportunities to support and empower community groups to create, connect and help keep their organisations sustainable.
In 2020/21, CVC supported a range of local projects and initiatives, with 58 non-profit organisations receiving a total of $69,402 in cash, fee waiver and rates waiver donations.
The next round opens 1 March 2022. You can prepare by having a committee meeting, listing your priorities, and applying for funding.
CVC offer one-on-one assistance to anyone who needs help to write the grant application.
Contact CVC on 6643 0200 or their website for further information.

Extension for feedback on Disaster Resilience Framework

There’s still time to give your feedback on the Disaster Resilience Framework, which guides Clarence Valley Council efforts to proactively implement disaster risk reduction and resilience in its infrastructure, business and community.
The exhibition period has been extended until 4pm on 28 February to give everyone the opportunity to review the document and submit feedback.
CVC has also released the Physical Climate Risk Assessment – Summary for Policymakers which presents the key findings from the Clarence Valley Council Climate Change Impact Assessment.

Construction of the Lawrence reservoir gets underway

Construction of the Lawrence reservoir reached a milestone last week with the first concrete being poured for the reservoir wall. The foundations were completed late last year.
The new reservoir will ensure the residents of Lawrence have a secure backup water supply with consistent pressure.

The new reservoir will be 16m high, almost 13m wide and constructed from locally sourced concrete. Council has ensured that other local suppliers are being used during the project, where possible. Image: contributed