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6 June 2019

Cootamundra residents will soon be hearing the buzz of drone overhead. Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s drone will flying around the streets of Cootamundra during June and July.

The drone will provide aerial pictures and global positioning for the Cootamundra town strategy and will provide valuable pictures and data.

The drone sounds like a large bee, and it may upset some dogs as they can hear the ultrasound ground positioning system, but almost all of the drone’s flights will be undertaken over streets. Warning signs will be erected and Council will have spotters to inform people on the drone’s whereabouts. Council operators are CASA Licensed and operate under strict guidelines.

Residents are advised to keep a safe distance (about 15m) from where the drone is operating and to contact the spotters if they need to enter under the drone or speak with the operator.

There may be minimal occurrences where council staff will need to enter private property, owners of these properties will be notified. Council staff will be door knocking anywhere where they need to enter private property.

The work is expected to be completed in four weeks. For any concerns please contact CGRC Planning Staff on 1300 459 689.

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Residents of Cootamundra are asked to keep a safe distance from the drone as the technology assists in providing accurate information to assist with the Cootamundra Town Strategy.