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Residents Belinda Shoobert, Imogen Percival and Donna Shoobert know all too well about the benefits of living in a regional community such as
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Grants off to a slow start
New campaign to encourage more families to move to town
A NEW state-wide marketing cam-
paign featuring Queanbeyan will try
and encourage more city dwellers to
live and work in the region.
The State Government-run Relo-
cation Grants Scheme -- aimed at those
living in Sydney, Newcastle or Wol-
longong to sell up and buy a property
in a regional community -- was
established six months ago over a four-
year period, but has got off to a slow
start. Member for Monaro John
Barilaro said there had been a slight
take-up across NSW but a lack of
promotion had seen the scheme lag.
He was unsure of the exact number
of applicants received for Queanbeyan,
but he remained hopeful the new
marketing campaign -- which included
a website and fliers -- due to start in the
coming weeks would help turn the
"Queanbeyan and Tumut get named
in the first round of marketing," Mr
Barilaro said. "We're trying to pro-
mote it further.''
To be eligible for the program
applicants have to buy a property
valued up to $600,000 in a regional
community and must sell their metro-
politan home either before or within 12
months after the completion date of the
regional home purchase.
A $7000 incentive has also been
offered to help with moving costs.
Mr Barilaro said he was unsure how
Queanbeyan would be promoted in the
campaign, but the benefits of regional
living would be highlighted.
''If we generally get the marketing
right this time, what we need to do in
the regions is supply the information to
make someone decide to come to
Queanbeyan, rather than Dubbo or
Orange,'' he said.
"It is still a very good program in
getting people out of the city."
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
QUEANBEYAN City Council
launched its redesigned website
"Over the past few years we have
had some issues with our website
regarding access, navigation and
speed of downloading, however
this upgraded website will eliminate
those issues," Queanbeyan City
Council general manager Gary
"Customers of Queanbeyan City
Council deserve a website which is
easy to access and navigate and
thanks to Council's IT staff we are
able to deliver a much-improved
"Council will be continuously
working on the website to introduce
new features such as electronic
The redesigned website is still
www.qcc.nsw.gov.au however all
previously saved bookmarks for
Council's website will not work.
"Residents are encouraged to visit
the new-look site, have a look
around and create new bookmarks
for their favourite pages," Mr
"All of the regular services such as
job opportunities, animals for sale
from the pound and the ability to
pay your rates are available."
RELAY FOR LIFE
QUEANBEYAN businesses are
urged to become sponsors, donate
prizes, giftcards or food for Relay
for Life on Saturday, February 18
and Sunday, February 19.
The event will see teams of people
walk 24 hours around Seiffert Oval
raising money in the fight against
Donated prizes will serve as
incentives for people to keep
walking, reward those who have
raised the most money and those
who have thought of the most novel
way to promote cancer smart
For more information contact
Natalie Jupe on 0419 161 974.
It's torture getting clean from
drugs and alcohol. Especially when
you're very young. There's the physical
pain, psychological damage and lots of
emotional issues to wrestle with too.
That's why Ted Noffs Foundation has a
special way to treat addicted children.
We take them out of their using
environment for up to three months in
one of our residential programs. From
the outside a Ted Noffs residence is
just an ordinary house. But inside, a
team of professionals toils around the
clock to get seriously addicted kids
off drugs and alcohol. It's not easy.
But it works.
We don't abandon kids after three
months either, offering follow up care
for another twelve. Our Program for
Adolescent Life Management is just
one way Ted Noffs Foundation gives
teens and families their lives back.
When you donate to Ted Noffs, we
buy more beds in more residences to
take in more kids. It's as simple as
that. Help us end the torture.
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