A very big thank you to all those friends, neighbours and residents who have so generously offered to lend a hand if, and when, any of us might need some help. The response has re-affirmed our firm belief that there is indeed such a thing as society and its subset, community!
Please let us know through firstname.lastname@example.org if you think someone needs a helping hand. We are ready to go ahead with shopping or just to have a chat over the phone and a willing band of volunteers to fly into action.
In view of the constantly emerging information about COVID-19, it is our understanding that it is not a good idea to lend books and other such objects. Last week the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) had this warning available on its website:
How safe are library books and devices?
Library books carry similar risks to any other surface which comes into contact with the COVID-19 virus. US researchers from a number of specialist centres in American universities found that the Covid-19 virus can survive for up to 24 hours on cardboard: “We found that viable virus could be detected in aerosols up to 3 hours post aerosolization, up to 4 hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel.” Another study recently published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (March 2020) has also found that various coronaviruses linked to COVID-19 can persist on surfaces, including paper, metal and glass, for 4-5 days, and can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 days.
We’d really appreciate hearing about services available such as deliveries to this area etc.
Just a reminder too, that we would really appreciate your stories, photos etc. for RRA website. Hope to have a section set up so that we can get going with this.
And, if you just happen to have a spare moment and the energy, there are always submissions to ACT and Commonwealth Governments.
- The Territory Plan Draft Variation 369 Urban Living Infrastructure, has had its closing date extended to COB 8 May 2020
- Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999(EPBC Act) commenced on 29 October 2019
- Campbell Blocks 4 (& 5) National Capital Authority (NCA) submissions due 21 April
The NCA is calling for submissions on Stage 1 residential development and associated civil and landscape works located on Block 4 Section 38 Campbell. Opportunity to comment on Section 5 are apparently yet to come.
Please note the ‘minor’ departures listed. There has been much comment on the replacement of the natural look of this area with the proposed high-rise buildings on Limestone Avenue just across from Reid.