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Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year
The surgery will open every day
across the festive season except:
• CHRISTMAS DAY;
• BOXING DAY AND;
• NEW YEAR'S DAY.
We are proud to announce the
arrival of Dr. Therese Crispin
and Dr. Mark Fletcher in
OPEN 8.00am to 7.00pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY
OPEN 8.30 to 2.00pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY
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Located in the main shopping centre Opposite the petrol station:
11/2 LIMESTONE DRIVE, JERRABOMBERRA NSW 2619
Jerrabomberra Medical Centre
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS!
Extended Practice Hours
New Patients Warmly Welcomed
Dr. Luke Streitberg
Dr. Jennifer Leung
Dr. Deirdre Clink
Dr. Gwenda Griffiths
Dr. Noor Ahmed
Dr. Dan Corkery
Available Every Day
On behalf of my
family and team,
we wish you and
your family a
The office will
close on Friday
2014 and re-open
5th January 2015.
John Barilaro MP 62994899
PO Box 998 Queanbeyan NSW 2620
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Vivian Tao, 5, and Samantha McCowan, 5, at the Campbell Street Childcare Centre in Queanbeyan with some
of the presents to be donated to charity.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Youngest residents show their caring side
Queanbeyan s youngest residents are
getting into the spirit of Christmas at
the Campbell Street Childcare and
Early Education Centre.
Building blocks, dolls, games and
toys have piled up under the centre s
giving tree during the past month and
were donated to the Queanbeyan
Children s Special Needs group.
Vivian Tao, 5, said she had put a
special present under the tree for a
little girl just like her.
"I put a fairy there," she said.
"Because they don t have presents and
their mum and dad don t have money.
Vivian said she was excited about
making other children feel happy.
"Presents are fun," she said. "The
best part of Christmas is presents ... do
you know Santa can disappear?"
Supervisor Tanya Latter said the
annual giving tree tradition enabled even
the smallest members of the community
to understand Christmas was not just
only about receiving gifts.
"Especially now when everything is
so materialistic it s important that they
learn to be generous and kind to other
people. What better way to do it than
to give back to your community at a
time of year when people find it very
hard," she said.
Mrs Latter said giving to the fellow
non-profit Queanbeyan Children s
Special Needs group was a considered
"I think it s easier for them to relate
to other children. Giving back helps
them to think about other children who
perhaps aren t as lucky as they are,"
loan for extension
Wayne and Jeannete Brewer raise
their concerns about the Ellerton
Drive extension proposal at the
Queanbeyan information session.
Queanbeyan City Councillors have
sought further information for the
second successive month before
voting whether the council should
enter enter into a bank loan of
$25 million or more to fund the
Ellerton Drive extension link road.
The estimated cost of the EDE link
road is $75 million -- $50 million has
been secured in federal and state
The proposed loan would assist
developers CIC Australia and Mirvac
to pay the outstanding $25 million.
Public consultation on the road
proposal has been extended to a
60-day period to February 9.
Two drop-in information sessions
have been held in December.
Four more sessions are due next
year at the RB Smith Community
Centre on January 20 and February 3.
Sessions will be held at
Jerrabomberra Community Centre on
January 21 and 29.
Crestwood ratepayer Katrina Willis
was one of four residents who made
presentations against the road and
bank loan at the December 17 council
Ms Willis said the extension
proposal was an "ill-conceived plan"
and said she doubted the council s
intention to listen to opposition
through the consultation process.
"I don t think you want to hear
what people have to say," she said.
"There is no certainty and a lack of
evidence to demonstrate the EDE will
get vehicles off the main street."
Mayor Tim Overall said the
extension had been proven to be a
necessity for Queanbeyan s future.
"This [project] is regarded as one of
the highest priorities to our
community," he said.
"We have to listen to the wider
community as well as the regular
A council spokesman said all
feedback and submissions collated
during the public consultation process
would be considered in the refinement
of the road design.
DOWNTOWN Q DEADLOCK
Debate will resume in the new year about
whether Queanbeyan City Council will
reimburse the Queanbeyan Business Council
and buy the designs right to the concept
submitted for the Downtown Q Design
competition. Six councillors supported the
move to purchase the full rights for $55,700 at
the December meeting. Cr Kenrick Winchester
appealed to councillors to "get on with it". After
lengthy debate, the item was passed but a
recession motion was lodged in closed session.
FORUMS BEFORE MEETINGS
Public forums will now be held 10 minutes
prior to both ordinary monthly meetings of
Queanbeyan City Council and in advance of
planning and development review committee
An initial proposal, tabled by Cr Brian
Brown, for a doubling in the number of council
meetings held each year was rejected.
Cr Judith Burfoot said the new format, with
accessible public forums, was a good middle
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