Council briefs - February

26 February 2015

Quarterly Budget

Queanbeyan City Council has moved from of a deficit position of $296,000 for the September Quarterly Budget review to a deficit of $96,000 for the December Quarterly Budget Review. This improvement is represented by various budget changes in expenditure and income that were not significant on an individual basis.

Plan of Management Parks

Amendments to Council’s Plan of Management Parks will be exhibited from Friday March 6 to Monday 6 April. Public comments will be received until Monday 20 April. Amendments include the park off Swan Drive, Fernleigh Park, which includes a community hall, playground facilities; a Section 355 committee management guidelines. It also includes a specific Plan of Management for Googong Parks, which include new recreational facilities, playground, tennis courts, amphitheatre, outdoor stage and sedimentary control function for stormwater run-off from surrounding urban areas.

Design competition

Council has agreed to exhibit a selection of the QBC Downtown Q design competition winners at the Riverside Plaza, Jerrabomberra shops and Karabar shops and will seek feedback on the designs to present to Council.

Anzac Day candles

Council will support the 2015 Queanbeyan Centenary of Anzac dawn service with a donation of $2307.50 for the purchase of 1000 battery operated candles for the dawn service by Queanbeyan Legacy.

Pialligo Avenue

Council has asked the Acting General Manager Hugh Percy to arrange for a delegation of senior staff and councillors to meet with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ACT Minister for Roads and Parking and Planning Mick Gentleman to discuss the ACT’s planned infrastructure upgrades and the urgent need to upgrade Pialligo Avenue from Queanbeyan to the Canberra Airport.

For more information contact Tonia Liosatos - Communications Coordinator - 6285 6588