JERRABOMBERRA RESIDENT’S ASSOCIATION INC. MINUTES COMMITTEE MEETING 17 JULY 2009
Lawson, V.Treverrow, V.Barger, T.Sims, L.Edwards, M.Sachse, B.Brown,
Hope, J.Gordon, K.Howatson, A.Ubribien, D.Smith, K.McGilvray, P.Haddon,
Croxford, R.Kelly, M.Kelly.
Williams, J.Lee, J.Bowles, J.Hawkins, T.Rynne, P.Henry.
Standing Orders were suspended and Mike Kelly, Member for Eden-Monaro, addressed the meeting.
3. DR MIKE KELLY AM, MP Margot welcomed Dr Kelly, Member for Eden-Monaro, to the meeting.
Dr Kelly gave a brief update on issues in the area.
The Eden-Monaro area has received the biggest injection of Commonwealth funding
in the history of this region. Funds have been directed at health, education, roads and community infrastructure.
Dr Kelly advised that, as of today, it has been confirmed that planning for Stage 2 of
the Lanyon Drive Project has been finalised and approved and this will commence shortly and expected to be completed by early 2011.
On 27 July 2009, Minister for Health & Ageing Nicola Roxon, will be making an
announcement regarding the new Super Clinic for Queanbeyan.
$200,000 going to Jerrabomberra Public School for the installation of ‘smart’ white
boards and other maintenance; $3m to additional classrooms and dispensing with the demountable classrooms, the Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA), extension of the main school hall and a new toilet block.
In excess of $400,000 of State funds for the Jerrabomberra Public School to extend
the administration and other works.
Traffic Study Dr Kelly advised that he is concerned about this as he opposes any by-pass that comes through the middle of Jerrabomberra. The major traffic study that Dr Kelly actually funded ($100,000) did point to using Ellerton Drive extension off Cooma Road to try and get traffic going out that way but the Federal Government are determined to look at this closely. No one from council has approached Dr Kelly requesting federal funding support for any particular option.
Council appear to have reneged on commitments made to the JRA during council elections.