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QPRC bushfire report stumbles on political grounds, ignores climate change effect on drought and fire. STORIES FROM FIREGROUND SOUGHT BY 17 APRIL.

QPRC-climate-inaction-Nov2019

YEARS OF DROUGHT in NSW causing water shortages, fires igniting in inaccessible country and the overwhelming scale of recent bushfires all contributed to the toll on people and nature in the Queanbeyan-Palerang local government area (QPRC). This is the assessment of a submission QPRC staff prepared for the NSW government’s bushfire

Braidwood’s river drying up, water restrictions tighten

BRAIDWOOD MAY NEED to rely on water from Canberra being trucked in as the historic town’s own water source, the Shoalhaven River, continues to dry up. A report to QPRC’s final meeting for 2019 (18 December) says discussions are underway between the council and Icon Water (Canberra’s water supply agency) to

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

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