THE NSW LABOR Opposition has again raised the question of a three-year lag so far between promises and reality for an updated police headquarters for Queanbeyan/Palerang. The issue also involves conflicting political promises to move the police to the proposed new $55 million (or thereabouts) QPRC administration building while that
Background on proposed Sutton Solar Farm: THE SUTTON SOLAR Action Group (SSAG) has continued to express its concerns and awareness about a proposed solar farm on Tallagandra Lane, about 3.5km northeast of the ACT–NSW border. The $150 million Springdale Solar Farm by Renew Estate is proposed to have a 30-year lifespan and would
Comment by Susan Cruttenden. THERE ARE SOME important questions that need to be answered before the success or failure of the National Gun Amnesty can be properly determined. The terms of the amnesty varied from one jurisdiction to another, the ACT being one of the few with a social conscience prepared to
By District Bulletin. THE NSW LABOR Opposition is demanding a full scientific assessment of the state’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). Three NSW forest agreements are due for review after 20 years. The NSW Government knows the science underpinning the RFAs is out of date and incomplete, according to Shadow Environment Minister Penny
Progress "The Road" ie the Ellerton Drive Extension is ploughing through residential areas and bushland behind Queanbeyan as you read this. A resident sent in these photos. Noise and dust are bothering people but reportedly no noise barriers have yet been erected. A council meeting has been scheduled for May. Stay tuned.
FLOWING THROUGH wilderness and national park, the Deua River (which later becomes the Moruya River) provides our coastal communities with water for households and farming as well as a pristine environment for native animals and birds such as the platypus and the azure kingfisher. This environment has been captured in Stuart
THE AUSTRALIAN Society for Kangaroos (ASK) in mid-March released freedom of information documents showing a five-year history by Bush Heritage of slaughtering kangaroos at its wildlife sanctuary in NSW. ASK says it finally obtained access to documents released by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage after Bush Heritage lost its court
NSW-BASED RENEWABLE energy developer EPYC says while it is disappointed with a NSW Department of Planning recommendation to the Planning Assessment Commission to refuse the proposed 54-turbine Jupiter Wind Farm southeast of Tarago, the company will assess moving to the next step. The Department of Planning had reportedly received about 400