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Queanbeyan’s controversial new road goes to tender assessment

Despite vigorous neighbourhood protest over poor public consultation, loss of amenity and and habitat destruction along the proposed roadway through suburbs and bushland, the controversial, Ellerton-Drive Extension (EDE) project has been pushed another step towards construction. In May Queanbeyan-Palerang Council received seven tenders and six alternative proposals for the construction project.

Reposit Power, what’s it about?

Recent buzz about community power and Reposit Power Luke Osborne, CEO Reposit Power Bulletin reporter Graham Franklin-Browne recently spoke to renewables champion Luke Osborne about the benefits of wind power in our region, the outlook for domestic solar, and the future of renewables in Australia. Luke is a currently a director of the

BMW CEO slams government for ignoring electric vehicles

Wheels Magazine recently reported that BMW Australia CEO Marc Werner had slammed the Turnbull Government for failing to provide a framework for electric vehicle consumption in Australia. Calling out the lack of incentives for EV ownership, including financial incentives and infrastructure, Werner said the “time for talking” was over. “It’s time for

Mugga Lane Solar Park Officially Opens in ACT

Lion Dancers welcome guests to Mugga Lane Solar Park Opening Ceremony   With a 13MW generation capacity, the Mugga Lane Solar Park is Australia’s largest agriculturally-integrated solar farm. This facility utilises a combination of tracking and ground-mounted arrays consisting of 48,000 panels - enough to power 2,500 ACT homes. The project, developed by

Downtown development proposal begs some questions

Before the Christmas break, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council announced it had received an unsolicited bid from a consortium of ‘experienced’ local property developers to re-develop a large section of the Queanbeyan CBD. The proposal involved a mix of commercial, cinema, office, residential and carparking developments on council-owned property. The amalgamated council administrator,

Queanbeyan/Palerang council starts clearing wildlife habitat on contested new road corridor

Cutting trees for EDE

As these images show, the chainsaws have moved in to the controversial Ellerton Drive Extension road corridor in January, under the direction of council administrator Tim Overall and against the documented wishes of a sizeable community segment. Environmental destruction in the river corridor and escarpment and loss of community amenity in

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