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Palerang’s ‘Tea Party’ Moment?

By Maria Taylor Appalling, intimidating, aggressive, boorish, hideous behavior –– these were some of the descriptors by Palerang councillors and observers of the gallery performance at the 5 September council meeting by people demanding renaming of the rural residential areas of Palerang, currently drafted as  E4 (environmental living) in the Palerang

Residents opposed to Ellerton Drive Extension

by Bulletin ‘Queanbeyan watch’ correspondent The Queanbeyan Conservation Alliance submitted signatures of 213 residents to Queanbeyan Council in July opposing the two to four lane construction of the proposed Ellerton Drive Extension (EDE) skirting suburbs and through bushland in eastern Queanbeyan. A spokesperson for the Alliance said they expect Council to respond

Stop, strike time for Queanbeyan’s nurses

by Farz Edraki The battle between NSW nurses and the state government continues as 30 Queanbeyan nurses took part in a strike at the Kangaroos Club on Wednesday, 24 July. Queanbeyan was one of 180 hospitals across NSW which took part in the state-wide protest. Nurses and midwives are concerned about what

Local member goes to bat for ‘property rights’ – But zones may be over-ridden by new state policy anyway

by Maria Taylor Bungendore, 8 June  2013. In an unusual move for a state representative, Member for Monaro John Barilaro has involved himself with the Palerang draft local environment plan on behalf of ‘property rights’. In May he circulated a survey asking landholders in rural residential or rural areas whether they were satisfied

Commercial interest as Bungendore gets a facelift

Bungendore is growing and the streetscape is being upgraded. As well, new businesses are moving into the village, or preparing development applications. The Bulletin chatted with Palerang Mayor Pete Harrison for this report on improvements around the village centre. ---- Palerang Council is considering expressions of interest for commercial development around the

Shooters and national parks

Next month the NSW Government will start to make good its controversial political trade off: recreational shooting in national parks in return for the Shooters’ Party’s two votes in the Upper House to sell off more electricity assets Graham Scully on behalf of the Kosciuszko Huts Association (and Graham is a