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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

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

Crony politics at QPRC

Sacrificing Wamboin/Bywong & rail trail for majority vote? COMMENT by Maria Taylor. AT THE 13 December council meeting a mutually agreeable voting alliance between Team Overall (with four votes) and two councillors who gained seats from Palerang became about as transparent as suspected backroom deals will allow. As Councillor Peter Marshall said after

Police to stay put: QPRC back to drawing board

By District Bulletin Council Watch. IT LOOKS LIKE it’s back to the drawing board for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) on a new administration building. But that’s not all bad news. QPRC’s efforts to entice the NSW Police to move from their current Queanbeyan station into the proposed six-storey, $57 million council headquarters

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