Approval decision paves way for 1,300 homes at South Tralee

25 May 2015

Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall has welcomed the Joint Regional Planning Panel's approval of the South Tralee Urban Concept development application which will provide for more than 1,300 new homes in the area.

A separate rezoning process is underway, which if approved, would add an approximate additional 700 homes to the development.

"This is a significant decision from the Joint Regional Planning Panel which will see the second front of development under Council Residential and Economic Strategy 2031 move forward," Cr Overall said.

"The South Tralee development has been some 20 years in the making with Queanbeyan City Council contributing significant resources to undertake the planning and approvals."

"The South Tralee development will provide for housing choice and housing affordability for residents, particularly those trying to break into the housing market. It will also deliver first class community facilities, including sporting fields and facilities and 78ha of nature parks and walking tracks planned for the development."

"Together with the construction of Googong, the South Tralee development will result in more than 7,500 new households for more than 20,000 residents in the Queanbeyan Local Government Area."

Following the approval for the concept plan, the developers, Village Building Company, will be required to submit detailed development applications for the five stages of the development. These development applications will be considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel and approval would allow construction of roads, services and the subdivision and sale of land.

The concept plan for the connection road to Tompsitt Dr has been approved, however development applications for individual sections of the road are required to be approved before construction can commence. Council is currently assessing a development application for the bridge over Jerrabomberra Creek before further stages of the road will be submitted for assessment.

Council staff are continuing to work the developer to finalise a Voluntary Planning Agreement and Section 94/64 plan. These plans will outline the facilities provided in the development and how they will be funded.

"This project alone will deliver a $1 billion boost to the Queanbeyan and ACT economy," Cr Overall said.