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Art society reveals lofty gallery plan
An artist's impression for the future of the riverside at
Queanbeyan. Photo digitally modified by Barry Cranston.
An artist s impression
designed to pave the way for
Queanbeyan to become a real
art city has been produced by
Queanbeyan Art Society
president Barry Cranston.
The impression is of a
gallery designed to sit above
the existing cafe and heritage-
listed building on the banks of
the Queanbeyan River.
It has been labelled as
ambitious by Queanbeyan
mayor Tim Overall.
The artist considered the
concept a pie in the sky and
said the idea came to life
through simple cut-and-paste.
"I thought I d pull
something together and this
will get them thinking
anyhow, Mr Cranston said.
This would be a bit of a
hallmark, to show that the
other side of the bridge is
worthy of development.
Mayor Tim Overall said any
plans for the gallery needed to
have the support of the
community. It s always good
to see ideas generated by the
community that generate
discussion, Cr Overall said.
We must be careful to
protect the river, and the river
Young people gain life skills at centre
Zakia Patel is co-ordinator of a new program at the Axis Youth Centre to help teenagers get back on track.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Axis Youth Centre in Queanbeyan is
helping young people get back on
track and into work by providing a
range of courses in conjunction with
the Australian Red Cross.
The program is aimed at re-
engaging 12 to 25-year-olds back into
Courses on offer take in budgeting,
anger management and building
Program worker Zakia Patel said
she hoped the courses provided youth
with a better understanding of real life.
"The stuff like budgeting, these
guys are now at the age where they
will have to start thinking about it," she
"They will be moving out of home
They will need to know about
saving for electricity bills, groceries,
and knowing how much is left over for
"We want to make sure when they
get to that age we ve given them all the
tools they need to look after
Jess Miller, 17, and Duane Miller,
19, no relation, are both taking part in
a range of courses.
Duane said things had gone
downhill in the nine months since
he was let go from his mechanical
He has actively been looking for
work in the automotive industry,
handing around resumes to
Jess had been in and out of home
while looking for a job in the
"This place actually keeps us out of
trouble a lot," she said. Jess said she
hoped the courses would enable her
get a better job.
"It will look good on my resume and
help me learn new things, she said.
I want to get a job instead of going
to school and I m looking for anything
at the moment really." Ms Patel said
the flexible drop-in workshops, held at
Queanbeyan Park, would be held every
second Wednesday from 3.30pm to
5.30pm for a number of months.
"If we open it up in this
environment it gives anyone the
opportunity to come in and be part of
it," she said. "Each workshop is
separate. If they do all of them, they
get a certificate for each one. It s
tailored around being flexible because
it is about them and for them."
For more information, call
NEW PRINCIPAL CREATES
A 'GREAT OPPORTUNITY'
Students and teachers at Karabar High
have welcomed Andrew Taylor as the
new school principal.
The former Young High School
principal was selected for the position
at Karabar through a merit-selection
process late last year. Karabar High
School Parents and Citizens
Association president Dave Lavers
said the appointment presented a great
opportunity for the school and the
broader Queanbeyan community.
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR
ABORIGINAL ART GRANTS
Grant applications for the Aboriginal
Regional Arts Fund to celebrate and
promote Aboriginal cultural identities
in regional NSW are now open.
Up to $15,000 is on offer for
organisations or groups, and $3000 for
individuals in the art grants. The
purpose of the grants is for Aboriginal
people to explore and express cultural
identities, promote regional artists,
build community engagement and
awareness of artists and increase
professional and skills development
opportunities for artists.
Applications close on March 9. For
more information, visit
JOIN QUEANBEYAN SES
THIS VALENTINE'S DAY
Instead of the traditional red, celebrate
with the colour orange this Valentine s
Day at the Queanbeyan SES open day.
See demonstrations, meet
volunteers and enjoy a sausage sizzle.
The recruitment drive will be held
on February 14 from 9am at the SES
station, 34 Erin Street.
RUSTEN HOUSE TENANT
BreastScreen NSW has been identified
as a potential group to use Rusten
House, subject to a tenancy agreement.
Discussions about the project were
held in closed session at the January
Queanbeyan City Council meeting -
details were released in the public
A 10-year lease has been agreed and
up to $10,000 per annum rental cost
will be levied to cover the cost of
repairs and maintenance, to keep the
building to an agreed standard.
BreastScreen NSW will be required
to make a capital contribution up to
$300,000 to support the restoration
and fit out of Rusten House and
$100,000 will be made available from
Council Reserve funds if needed.
A southern NSW local district
health spokeswoman said it was one
option in a large review.
HOCKEY VISITS QUEANBEYAN
Cafe owner sceptical about government vow to slash tax
about the Asian
Cup final with
during a visit to
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey visited
Queanbeyan s Central Cafe on
Thursday morning to reiterate the
Prime Minister s pledge to deliver a
1.5 per cent tax cut for small business.
The Treasurer also called on the
banks of Australia to pass through to
small business the full 0.25 per cent
drop in interest rates.
"I say emphatically, we will deliver
the one-and-a-half per cent cut in
taxation for small business and we
want to do more," he said.
"We expect them [the banks] to pass
it through in full, and fast.
Because every single dollar that
can go to help the bottom line of small
business means more jobs for
Australians." Mr Hockey said the
Liberal government was still
committed to getting the budget back
Central Cafe small business owner
Steve Mastoris said he appreciated the
visit, but didn t necessarily trust the
government to implement
the changes. "They promised 1.5 per
cent cuts, but it depends on the
"We will see what happens . . . any
taxes cut benefit everybody, as long as
they deliver, he said.
They have things to say and things
to promise, that s the problem with
every government . . . if they deliver or
not, that s the difference."
Eden-Monaro MP Peter Hendy said
he appreciated Mr Hockey s visit.
"I have taken the opportunity to
share my views on small business with
the Prime Minister [Tony Abbott] and
Treasurer and I thank Mr Hockey for
visiting us today to continue the
conversation," he said.
"It s a great opportunity to learn
from them [small business] how we
might work together to let them get on
with what they do best -- providing the
drive behind Australia s economy,
underpinning growth and innovation,
and creating and providing jobs for
millions of Australians," he said.
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