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Safe and healthy childcare access in Bungendore

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

Teaching children to kill

Narooma HuntFest deplored by residents by Susan Cruttenden In 2013 a licence was granted by the Eurobodalla Shire Council to the South Coast Hunters Club to hold a festival of hunting ( HuntFest) on crown land in Narooma on the June long weekend each year from 2013 to 2017. There was no community

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

Buying merger goodwill

Council watch April With Peter Marshall In late March, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Administrator Tim Overall distributed the second tranche of Strong Community Fund grants, colloquially referred to as ‘The Merger Bribes’. The Administrator even alluded to this in his media release: “It is very rare for councils to have $9m to spend

What caused most of the recent area bushfires?

Burning off, both legal and illegal, caused about one third of the bushfires started in the Tarago, Bungendore region (including Boro, Mt Fairy and Bywong incidents) and towards Goulburn between September 2016 and the end of February 2017. There were 17 incidents, most quickly put out, in a report provided

Plastic waste reduction on Braidwood radar

I was recently in a Canberra supermarket with a friend, when I paused by a display of coloured boxes. “Oh, you can’t buy those,” my friend announced. “Coffee pods. Think of the waste.” “Really?” I replied, and looked pointedly at my friend’s shopping trolley. Every single item was packaged in plastic. Everything.

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

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