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Ten important things you need to know before breakfast

The Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council administration has seemingly extensive rate- and taxpayer-funded resources for communicating its activities and policies. For example, the monthly newsletter landing in everyone’s mailbox, backed up by council advertising and Administrator messages in weekly publications. We noticed Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is using a cute way of getting

Council case for EDE as road corridor clearing begins

Artist impression of EDE

BACKGROUND: The EDE has been controversial and contested by resident groups in Jerrabomberra, Karabar, Greenleigh and Googong since at least 2009 when planning began in earnest.  Issues in affected suburbs are about amenity: car and truck noise and pollution with a new road next to houses. Environmental destruction along the

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

EDE impact on neighbourhoods much bigger now

Last chance for a say Claire Cooper, Greenleigh Residents Group, analyses the latest ‘species impact statement’ released by Queanbeyan Council on the effects of the Ellerton Drive Extension (EDE) road proposal. She urges her fellow citizens to comment to council before the 3 April deadline.   They say the world is run

Queanbeyan Facebook site seeks support for EDE, attracts social media opposition, real story elsewhere: take it to council election?

Dear Editor Is this what community debate about the Ellerton Drive extension (EDE) has sunk to?  That question arose viewing the battle for ‘likes’ on the pro-EDE vs anti-EDE Facebook sites.   We’ve all heard about pages that have ‘gone viral’ because viewers have sent it onto friends who do like-wise and

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