Queanbeyan senior citizens were dismayed to learn last month that they may have become the first casualties of QPRC's planned redevelopment of the Queanbeyan CBD. In July the Queanbeyan Senior Citizens Group received official notification from council that it would have to move from its purpose-built centre off Crawford Street by
Heavy borrowing on the agenda Council Watch with Peter Marshall* Spruikers of the forced amalgamation of Palerang and Queanbeyan councils have been highlighting the savings achieved by the merger. Except there haven’t been any. Nor will there be. A report on the first year of operations, tabled at the council meeting of 23
Policy statements that reflect to all levels of government Industrial relations, TAFE and education, privatisation, equality and amalgamation pledges The last weekend in July saw the annual New South Wales ALP state conference held at its spiritual home in the Sydney Town Hall. Around a thousand delegates and observers from around the state
Community groups who want to halt the proposed Ellerton Drive Extension (EDE) will be surveying candidates prior to council elections on 9 September. It’s the third election in three years that the proposed EDE has featured as an election issue. A spokesperson for the community campaign said people can in this way
Reaction from immediate neighbours has been mixed to the QPRC administration’s concept plan for a council headquarters and civic plaza in the Q carpark. Concerns revolve around lack of consultation and lack of planning options presented to the community, as well as business access and cost questions. Unhappiness extends to plans for
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.
Tis the season… for (normal) rate increases With Peter Marshall* Costs will still outstrip income Local social media lit up in May, with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Administrator Tim Overall’s announcement that rates would rise for the 2017-18 financial year. Many people referred back to the then Premier’s announcement that there would be no
Letter to the Editor QPRC champions linked-up cycle/pedestrian pathways within townships to deliver safer, healthier and child-friendly environments. To a degree, Council is steadily delivering on this vision. In Bungendore, for example, broad cycle/pedestrian pathways connect the preschool, the primary school and the central community park which benefits greatly the kids