The fire is suspected of being ignited by power tools.
Queanbeyan-Palerang council has appointed Joseph McGrail-Bateup as first ever town crier.
With their CBD premises marked for demolition, members are fearful a move could end the group.
Three political party members will contest council election as independents.
Karabar mum of three Jenni Bradley wants local business to have a stronger voice in local politics.
An extraordinarily high number of candidates nominated to stand in the coming QPRC elections.
Michele Biscotti, former business man and football enthusiast, wants to see small business thrive in Queanbeyan.