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Retail growth causes concerns
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"What is clear and what is known is the
Canberra Airport is not subject to ACT
planning legislation and the airport has
shown in the past little regard for NSW
planning legislation," Cr Overall said.
He said it could also be possible that
the airport's continued retail/commer-
cial expansion will affect Canberra as
However, the president of the
Queanbeyan Business Council, Jamie
Cregan, said the expansion will only
have a short-term effect on the local
"I believe it will have an initial
effect that will be reduced over time,"
"I don't think that there's any need
Mr Cregan said he thought Quean-
beyan shoppers would think before
they spent their money and would
choose local over travelling across the
He said the Buy in Queanbeyan
campaign, to be launched in October,
would point out the benefits of
shopping in the city.
"Really it's just looking to promote
business as a whole in Queanbeyan
rather than a focus on certain indus-
tries," Mr Cregan said.
A Canberra Airport spokeswoman
said any development had complied
with the Airports Act and various
agencies had been briefed on their
"We don't believe that there will be
an impact on Queanbeyan, and indeed
we understand that there are current
proposals for major retailers to move
into the Queanbeyan region," she said.
"Notwithstanding that this latest
complaint from Queanbeyan City
Council appears to have been made in
the context of the South Tralee dispute,
we are more than happy to discuss any
airport development with Queanbeyan
City Council and answer any queries
they may have."
CHARITY BOOK FAIR ON AGAIN
BOOKWORMS are being
encouraged to visit the August
Charity Bookfair on this weekend in
It will be held at the Community
Centre on Crawford Street opposite
Queanbeyan Council Chambers on
Friday from 5pm to 8pm and
Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Proceeds of sales will be donated
to the Queanbeyan Meals on
QUEANBEYAN City Council has
adopted its first sustainability policy
for council operations at its meeting
on Wednesday, July 27.
In early 2011 council created an
internal sustainability working
group (Smarter Action Squad) to
provide input into the development
of this policy.
The policy specifically looks at how
council will conduct its own
operations in terms of
Council acknowledges it has a
responsibility and key role to play in
promoting and implementing
(operations and practices).
Council will lead the region by
example in sustainable practices
including water and energy use,
waste and fleet management,
pollution control, environmental
compliance and parks
THE Heart Foundation is looking for
big-hearted volunteers from
Queanbeyan to take part in the
annual doorknock appeal this
"As a charity, we rely on volunteers
and public donations to carry out
our lifesaving work," Heart
Foundation CEO NSW Tony
More than 118,000 volunteers are
currently being recruited with the
aim to raise $5 million nationally, to
help the fight against heart disease,
the number one killer of Australian
men and women.
"This year our aim is to raise
$5 million to fund critical research
and community projects to improve
awareness, prevention and
treatment of heart disease, which
kills one Australian every 23
If you would like to volunteer in your
area, contact the Heart Foundation
Doorknock Hotline on
1800 552 255 or register online at
ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher and Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall had their first official meeting last Thursday.
Picture: Elesa Lee
Mayor attends first formal meeting with the new Chief Minister
QUEANBEYAN mayor Tim Overall
has described his first meeting with
new ACT Chief Minister as a positive
and constructive experience.
Cr Overall met Chief Minister
Katy Gallagher last Thursday in what
was the first time the two leaders have
formally met since outgoing leader
Jon Stanhope stood down earlier this
He said items high on the agenda
included the need for Canberra
Avenue bus lanes to continue into
Queanbeyan and the city's upgrade of
sewerage treatment works.
Also discussed was the proposed
ring road in Queanbeyan and the fact
the city's 175th birthday will coincide
with Canberra's centenary.
Cr Overall said this had been the
first time in about 12 months he had
met an ACT chief minister.
This he put down to previously
made commitments of the then chief
minister Jon Stanhope and the after-
math of his resignation.
He said high on the council's wish
list had been the need for priority bus
lanes to help alleviate the peak-hour
The 2010-11 ACT Budget included
$8.2 million for bus lanes to be
established from Fyshwick to Hume
The ACT Government has now
agreed to look at extending this to the
"It's a new development in the
sense that there's been an in-principle
agreement that there's a need to add
that in the future," Cr Overall said.
He said the two leaders had also
discussed the need for Queanbeyan to
upgrade its sewerage treatment works
after damage caused effluent to run
into Lake Burley Griffin after last
Cr Overall said the next meeting
would be held in November to
discuss the options for upgrades as
well as transport issues.
He said a decision on South Tralee
would definitely have been made by
then. Ms Gallagher said working co-
operatively on projects affecting both
communities remained a high priority
for the Government.
The cross border meetings were
established in 2008 as a way of
discussing issues affecting both re-
Cr Overall said the initiative would
continue to be beneficial under the
new chief minister.
"It's an opportunity to put the
items on the table, and certainly Katy
Gallagher as a chief minister is a very
pragmatic person,'' he said.
''We had open and frank dis-
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