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Media reports

Yass Water Problems

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 'My cat won't even drink it': Yass' drinking water in a cloud

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DPE Disagrees with Council

NSW authorities reject Yass's border buffer zone but council to dig in

 NSW authorities reject Yass's border buffer zone but council to dig in

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ACT Spilling 0ver the border

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 No scrutiny as mountains of fill cross the ACT border

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Yass dirty from Canberra

Developers using Yass farms to dump material, avoiding Canberra fees

 Developers using Yass farms to dump material, avoiding Canberra fees

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New International Airport for Canberra and Yass

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Will the new Canberra International airport be built at Yass?  How would that affect the economy of the region?  Who will be the winners and who will be the losers?

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Bad Taste in Yass

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 Uncertainty over Yass water despite election promises

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No need for the 5km zone

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 Yass Valley Council plans 5km no-development zone on ACT border

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NSW ACT MOU

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NSW and ACT sign MOU to tackle cross-border issues including Riverview housing development

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Yass rejects money

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 Strange Yass turned back on buckets of cash 

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Land rezoning

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 Mayor Rowena Abbey pushes for Rural Lands Proposal

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Yass Valley Contribution Plan

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The Yass Valley Development Contributions Plan 2018 

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Ginninderry

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 NSW falls behind in Parkwood development

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Hundreds of $millions

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 Corkhill Brothers set to make $139 million on Ginninderry project

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Yass lost in the bush

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 Yass Valley perplexed by opposition to border buffer zone

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Regulator regulating the Regulator

When the government is poacher and gamekeeper

 When the government is poacher and gamekeeper

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Crunch time for lot sizes

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 A lack of sub-division flexibility can lead to a major loss of production and reduced borrowing capacity, which puts the viability of the whole enterprise in jeopardy and increases the chance of families selling up and leaving the area. 

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More border spills

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Developers eye 5000 blocks on NSW border near Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve

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Yass landowners argue they weren't informed about buffer zone

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2CC Interview with Yass Valley Mayor

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A very good in depth interview with the Mayor after the 24 February 2019 meeting.

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Mayor Abbey in conflict of interest again

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 Cr Reid was not present at the meeting and Cr Abbey left the room while the decision was made, due to a conflict in interest. 

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Yass Valley Councillor

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 Yass mayor Rowena Abbey still trying to remove alleged cocaine importer from firms

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Nathan Furry Deputy Mayor

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A change of the guard, councillors voted for Furry Deputy Mayor for 2018-2020.

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Mayor's declaration once again under scrutiny

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The criticism came from council candidate Rebecca Duncan, who questioned the transparency of Cr Abbey’s conflicts of interest as a company director when the mayor’s form noted she was not a developer. Cr Abbey denied providing false information and sought legal advice, saying the form was “the correct decision at the time”. 

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