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Seniors under shadow of wrecking ball

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

Rural residential dog attacks raise alarm

Kangaroos the victims this time –some had survived the February Carwoola bushfire and were in a Wildcare enclosure.  Next time could as easily be sheep or alpacas. From Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 August, two cattle dogs – a red female and a blue male - left a trail of death

Queanbeyan plaza dreaming: perhaps not so fast

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

Queanbeyan’s controversial new road goes to tender assessment

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.

Council watch June

 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

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

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