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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter: Warragamba Dam, Energy Savings, Australia Day Awards and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

14 August 2020

Dear <<First Name>>

I trust you've been keeping well.

This weekend's forecast is for further rain. With the amount of rain we've had over the last week, please be cautious when driving and NEVER drive through flood water.

Unfortunately, we still continue to see the coronavirus spread through the community. I support calls for the wearing of masks in public. If you are unable to socially distance, are at the shops or travelling on public transport please wear a face mask. This not only protects you, but others around you.

Keep safe and kind regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Australia Post Service Levels

I recently received correspondence from Australia Post informing me that letter services in our community will be changing. From this week, letters will be temporarily be delivered every second business day.

You should receive a postcard in your letter box to notify you of this change. Express Post and parcels should not be effected by the change.

I am keen to hear what you think about these changes and any other general feedback you may about Australia Post services.

Please email Anne.Stanley.MP@aph.gov.au or ring the office on 8783 0977 to share your views.

Warragamba Dam Full

Thanks to the recent wet weather Sydney’s main water supply, Warragamba Dam, is now at 97.7 per cent, more than double its level only 6 months ago. The Dam is at its highest level since 2016.

It is likely that the Dam will reach capacity and spill over. Water NSW will make controlled releases to avoid flooding in the near flood-prone areas. The NSW State Emergency Service is paying close attention to the risk of flooding.

With more heavy rain predicted for Sydney over the course of this week, the dam could spill on the weekend. If you are visiting areas close to the Dam, please be vigilant.

Call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500 if you are caught in a flood or have any emergency information to report regarding storms or floods.

Tax Time: Overseas Income

If you are an Australian resident and have received income in the form of an overseas currency, you must declare that income. Any income received from overseas last financial year, whether it is cash or earned interest from an overseas bank account must be included in your tax return.

Places you may receive foreign income include:

  • Pensions and annuities
  • Business activities
  • Employment and personal services
  • Assets and investments
  • Capital gains on overseas assets

For more information on declaring foreign income for your tax return, visit here.

Energy Savings Workshop

Want to find a better way to reduce your energy use and save on your electricity bill?

Liverpool City Council is offering a free Energy Savings Workshop to help with reducing your energy costs. Make a booking today and get advice from a sustainability expert.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 22 August from 10am-11:30am. Bookings are essential, the location will be advised upon booking.

For more information and to book please email erp@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Liverpool City Council Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the Liverpool City Council's 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open.

If you know any local citizen, group or business that has made outstanding contributions to the community, consider nominating them for an award. Make sure to read through the Australia Day Awards 2021 guidelines and nominations form for eligibility criteria before submitting a nomination.

The award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Fraser Environment Award
  • Sports Award
  • Health Award
  • Senior Citizen Award
  • Small Business Award
  • Cultural & Arts Award

Find the eligibility guidelines and nomination form here.

Nominations close at 4.30pm on Thursday 17 September 2020.

Free Recyclables Day

On Saturday 22 August, Campbelltown City Council is holding a Free Recyclables Day.

If your bin is overflowing or if you have any recyclables around the house or in storage, just waiting to be disposed of, make use of this day! On site, they will be accepting anything that would normally be suitable for your yellow-lid bin at home.

This event will be held at Leumeah Railway Station from 8am to Midday.

For more information on what can be disposed of, and instructions on the day, visit the Council website here.

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