22 September 2012: Burra Open Gardens brochure now out!
The Queanbeyan Lions Club have organised a great weekend of food and fun activities for the 2012 Burra Open Gardens weekend on 3 and 4 November. Learn to build a drystone wall, listen to a choir as you relax in one of six beautiful country gardens, take home some unique, handmade gifts. [All the information you need is here]
2 June 2012: Minister announces postponement to boundary changes across NSW
Local Government Minister, Hon Don Page MP, has announced that any proposal that makes major changes to local government boundaries in NSW will be postponed until the Independent Local Government Review Panel has presented its report in July 2013. [Full story]
1 June 2012: Palerang Council to cut services and raise rates to balance the budget
Palerang Councilors have agreed to $837,480 cuts to recurrant expenditure and a general rate rise of 3.6% to counter a projected deficit of over $1,000,000. [Full story]
1 June 2012: Queanbeyan Council predicts cash surplus in 2012-13 financial year
Queanbeyan City Council’s draft Operational Plan 2012-13 shows that the organisation anticipates a cash surplus of $133,219 for the upcoming financial year. [Full story]
7 May 2012: Palerang to introduce roadside garbage collection
Despite only receiving support from 29% of Burra and Urila households, Palerang Council has decided to introduce a household garbage collection service in the Burra, Urila and Royalla areas from July 2013. [Read full story]
6 May 2012: ActewAGL resubmits plans for large-scale solar farm
ActewAGL's proposal for a large-scale solar farm at Williamsdale been resubmitted to the Dept of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Community's website for public comment. The site of the 20 megawatt solar generating facility is on the Monaro Highway near the intersection of Angle Crossing Road and the Highway at Williamsdale. The Solar Facility will cover an area of approximately 40 hectares. [View proposal on DSEWPC website]
29 April 2012: Boundary proposal information
BURRA has distributed a leaflet – The BURRA Blurb – to all households in Burra, Urila and Royalla with information about the proposed local government boundary change. Included is information about the consultation process should QCC boundary proposal progress and reasons to support the change. [Download a PDF version the BURRA Blurb (700kb)]
28 April 2012: Williamsdale airfield a non-starter
The ACT government has declined to develop a General Aviation Airfield at Williamsdale.
A proposal to develop an airfield at Williamsdale has been on the table since 2005. A study commissioned by the ACT Government's then Department of Land and Property Services established that the proposed site was technically feasible but a further study on the financial feasibility of the project found that the returns are marginal. [Read report on ACT Government's EDD website].
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28 March 2012: Boundary Update
Queanbeyan City Council has lodged a submission with the Minister for Local Government to alter the Queanbeyan/Palerang Boundary to unite the Burra, Urila and Royalla areas under Queanbeyan. [Full story] [See also: BURRA's response to 2008 Boundaries Commission report]