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The Results Are In

Posted by Pete on September 14, 2017
Filed under: Miscellaneous Ramblings

The result of the first Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council election was declared at 10.30 this morning. The new Council will comprise the following candidates, elected in the order listed:

  • Tim Overall
  • Brian Brown
  • Mark Schweikert
  • Trudy Taylor
  • Peter Bray
  • Trevor Hicks
  • Kenrick Winchester
  • Michele Biscotti
  • Peter Marshall
  • Pete Harrison
  • Radmila Noveska


Local Government Reform

Posted by Pete on August 6, 2017
Filed under: Miscellaneous Ramblings

If you heard the news of the NSW Government’s abandonment of outstanding council amalgamations and wondered where that left their local government reform agenda, I’m sure you would not have been alone. It’s a bit disconcerting that while amalgamations were apparently a critical element of that agenda, 15 of those 35 originally proposed have now been abandoned. Mind you, amalgamations were not a centrepiece of the report presented by the Independent Local Government Review Panel back in 2013, so maybe there was some other, perhaps more political motivation for council amalgamations in the first place. (more…)