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Palerang’s rural post offices in trouble


by Maria Taylor Licensed post offices across Australia, particularly the smaller ones, are in financial trouble under current Australia Post management, according to a recently-released Senate report. Citing the report, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon said many LPOs face unsustainable trading conditions and little or no recourse to renegotiate their agreements leading to

Palerang gets its Local Environmental Plan

Palerang’s long awaited Local Environmental Plan  (LEP) was finally published on the NSW Government Legislation website (  on Friday, 19 September, with only minor changes to council's draft submitted earlier this year. Most concerning to many was whether NSW would bow to pressure and change the zoning name for rural residential

Braidwood Rounds: Dogs with attitude

with Jill McLeod Occasionally the reputation of a town and its surrounding district is closely associated with the personalities of the dogs that take up residence within its confines. Braidwood is such a town together with its surrounding villages. Residents and visitors find themselves greeting the dogs before they acknowledge the presence

Spring brings baby birds

Spring has arrived and Wildcare is preparing for the usual influx of baby birds that come into care at this time of the year, from September through to January.  Most orphans are baby magpies, but there are plenty of others, such as rosellas, pee wees, plovers, swallows and the occasional kookaburra

The true value of environmental living

by Maria Taylor The opinion offered by a prominent Bungendore businessman at the 5 September council meeting that Wamboin and Bywong used to be bushland of low utility for agriculture until people improved it, got the story exactly backwards. Palerang’s extensive (and unique in NSW) rural residential enclaves, that include also Carwoola,

Greening real estate – it’s win win

by Richard Manning When Kermit first lamented that “it’s not easy being green” it was, after all, 1970 and the first season of Sesame Street. The world is a rather different place today and whilst frogs may still struggle with the realisation of their own dignity and self worth, it is,