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Controversial Queanbeyan Bypass road: contractors left high and dry

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“CANBERRA AND QUEANBEYAN tradespeople say the $86 million Ellerton Drive extension has been mismanaged, after a sub-contractor spiralled into voluntary administration and left 21 local businesses nearly $395,000 out-of-pocket”, reports The Canberra Times. The debt includes almost half a million dollars owed to the Australian Taxation office. “Civil Bridge and Wharf,

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 ratepayer: downtown bids, plans, and value for money?

Transparency, please. WITH THE AMALGAMATION of Queanbeyan and Palerang councils into the QPRC, our new regional council inherited numerous Queanbeyan valuable CBD council-owned buildings. In the QPRC administrative phase, the administrator and general manager, (now Mayor and CEO) accepted for consideration an unsolicited proposal from one consortium, to help council develop these

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

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