Good folk gather in Queanbeyan for a festival

All eyes will be on Queanbeyan over the coming Easter weekend as the inaugural Good Folk festival swings into action.

Flood warning: SES staff on standby in Queanbeyan

NSW State Emergency Service (SES) staff are on standby in Queanbeyan today (March 23) in preparation of potential flash flooding along the Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers.

Preschool open despite lead above ‘safe level’

The Captains Flat Community Preschool has re-opened despite lead "above a safe level" being found.

Queanbeyan’s growing plans to build a botanical garden

A botanical garden will transform parkland on the east side of the Queanbeyan river into a Botanical Sister City Garden, reports BELINDA STRAHORN

Petition calls for ongoing respite centre funding

Founders of a soon-to-be built respite centre in Queanbeyan are using a petition to call on state and federal governments to fund the respite centre’s ongoing running costs. 

Antique vehicles roll into Queanbeyan for a good cause

More than 600 antique cars, motor bikes, special interest and modified vehicles will be rolling into the Queanbeyan Showground on Sunday (February 28) for the annual "Shannons Wheels" vehicle display.

Hope springs eternal with park refurbishment

NICK OVERALL shares the story of the remarkable woman remembered in the naming of a recently refurbished park in West Queanbeyan.

Harriet’s glass hearts beat at the Portrait Gallery

LOVE is in the air at the National Portrait Gallery with the installation over two prominent walls of glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock’s blown glass hearts.

‘Relief’: Works soon to start on fire-damaged road

Drivers are being warned of delays when "much anticipated" works start on a fire, rain and flood-damaged road in Araluen on Monday (February 15). 

‘Joyful, trail-blazer’ Norma Roach dies aged 90

With the death of Norma Roach on February 1 at age 90, the Queanbeyan and Canberra theatre community lost one of the region’s most energetic, passionate and dynamic theatre pioneers, writes Bill Stephens.

Lead detection forces preschool to shut

Elevated levels of lead have been found in the Captains Flat Community Preschool playground, forcing the school to close for a “deep clean”.

Lead discovery has authority testing public spaces

Parts of Captains Flat are being tested for lead contamination after “elevated” levels of lead were found on the former Lake George Mine site and along parts of the rail corridor.

‘Good Folk’ coming to Queanbeyan

As EPIC goes quiet this Easter weekend, downtown Queanbeyan will keep the spirit of the National Folk Festival alive through “Good Folk”, two days of music-making.

Medal recognises Matthew’s courage

NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) member, Matthew Chifley, or “Pockets” as he is known to many, has been honoured with the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) in the 2021 Australia Day Honours list.

Queanbeyan police chase ends in a crash

A police chase through Queanbeyan ended when the alleged offender crashed into a telegraph pole on Wednesday (January 20). 

Program cleans up local waterways

A new campaign will encourage industrial business’ in Queanbeyan to improve the quality of stormwater discharge of polluted runoff to protect local waterways and their wildlife.

Queanbeyan’s Australia Day entertainment cancelled

This year’s annual Queanbeyan Australia Day celebrations will be severely limited due to restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

The region’s best suburbs to invest forecasted: report

Some of Canberra's suburbs and nearby surrounds are forecast to lead growth on a burgeoning property market around the country.

Big birthday looms for the pool full of memories 

Gone are the diving boards, the slippery dip and the trampolines, but the memories are still alive as the Queanbeyan pool heads to its 60th anniversary.  

Council awarded ‘most progressive’ prize

When Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) won the AR Bluett Memorial Award – at the NSW annual Local Government Conference – it was a big moment for the city’s governance journey, writes BELINDA STRAHORN.

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