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Queanbeyan-Palerang council December news roundup

QPRC Council Dec2018

QPRC borrows millions, construction runoff pollutes river, council satisfaction — what got tick and what didn’t. Council to borrow $50 million Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking approval from the NSW Government to borrow $50.4 million from Treasury, with an estimated interest bill of $22 million. The loan would be drawn down

Who wins from QPRC downtown land sales agreement?

QPRC downtown sale

Closed-door decisions beg question: what’s in it for ratepayers, existing businesses? TWO YEARS AFTER QPRC interim Administrator Tim Overall approved an exclusive in-principle agreement to sell multiple council sites to a single consortium without a public tender, details are finally starting to emerge about the arrangements, raising questions about who the

QPRC balks at fees to local government peak body

QPRC balks at NSW local government fees

IN A PERPLEXING move, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) has recently voted to withhold its membership fees for the state’s peak local government body and a major advocate for councils – Local Government (LG) NSW. The decision was made at the July ordinary meeting of council. It appears to have been prompted

Ellerton Dr Extension — update

Ellerton Drive Extension construction

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.

Calling ‘time’ on democracy at QPRC?

calling time QPRC

IT’S A FUNDAMENTAL principle of a democracy that people have a right to speak – on their own behalf and on behalf of others – to decision-makers. That right is meaningless without a corresponding right to be heard and a right to the information being used to make decisions on

Greyhounds off in NSW Monaro 2019 race

greyhound racing

GREYHOUND RACING racing enthusiasts might be waiting longer for a track in Queanbeyan than they were led to believe, if they get one at all. The National Party Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, first leapt to the defence of the ACT greyhound racing fraternity in June 2017, just months out from

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