Land use planning policy in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is defined through the Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, Community Plans of Management, section 94 Development Contribution Plans, Local Planning Agreements, section 7.11 Development Servicing Plans and NSW State Environmental Planning Policies.
Download our planning for non-planners document here(PDF, 164KB) .
All land within Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is subject to the provisions of a local environmental plan (LEP). At this time there are seven local environmental plans operating with each applying to different parts of the local government area. Work is being done on a comprehensive LEP for the local government area which is expected to be completed late in 2019. You can view copies of our LEP's on the NSW Legislation website for each region by following the links below.
Development Control Plans (DCPs) supplement the Local Environmental Plans by providing more detailed development controls regarding aspects like building design, landscaping, car parking and the like. There are four DCPs that apply in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Local Government Area.
Braidwood Development Control Plan 2006
The Braidwood Development Control Plan 2006(PDF, 6MB) continues to operate under the Heritage Act 1977 in the State listed conservation area ‘Braidwood and its setting’ as the document which determines whether or not approval under section 60 of the Act is required.
Any development in the State listed area which does comply with the provisions of the Braidwood Development Control Plan 2006 will require Heritage Act approval and will be considered as integrated development under Division 4.8 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Palerang Development Control Plan 2015
The Palerang Development Control Plan 2015 came into effect on 27 May 2015
Queanbeyan Development Control Plan 2012
The Queanbeyan Development Control Plan was adopted by Council on 12 December 2012.
- DCP Combined Table of Contents(PDF, 333KB)
- Part 1 - About this Development Control Plan(PDF, 1MB)
- Part 2 - All Zones(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 3a - Urban Residential Development(PDF, 1MB)
- Part 3b - Secondary Dwellings in Residential Development(PDF, 419KB)
- Part 3c - Dual Occupancy, Multi Dwelling Housing and Residential Flat Building(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 3d - Shop Top Housing(PDF, 355KB)
- Part 4 - Heritage and Conservation(PDF, 3MB)
- Part 5 - Local Area Provisions(PDF, 231KB) - Local Area Provisions has now been deleted as the areas have been built up and the provisions are covered elsewhere in the DCP
- Part 6 - Rural and Environmental Zones(PDF, 1MB)
- Part 7 - Central Business District and Other Business Zones(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 8 - Industrial Zones(PDF, 711KB)
Googong Development Control Plan
The amended Googong Development Control Plan commenced on 18 November 2014.
- Combined Table of Contents(PDF, 334KB)
- Parts 1 and 2 - Preliminary and Context(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 3 - The Master Plan(PDF, 1MB)
- Parts 4 and 5 - Subdivision and design(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 6 - Single Dwellings, Alterations, Additions and Studio Apartments(PDF, 1MB)
- Part 7 - Small Lots, Multi Dwelling, Dual Occupancies and Residential Flats(PDF, 2MB)
- Part 8 - Environmental Management(PDF, 409KB)
- Part 9 - Advertising Signage(PDF, 600KB)
- Part 10 - Town Centre and Neighbourhood Centres(PDF, 1010KB)
- Appendices 1 and 2 - Glossary and Master Plan maps(PDF, 971KB)
- Appendix 3 - Neighbourhood Structure Map - Neighbourhood 1A(PDF, 2MB)
- Appendix 4 - Neighbourhood Structure Map - Talpa(PDF, 755KB)
- Appendix 5 - Neighbourhood Structure Map - Neighbourhood 1B(PDF, 1MB)
- Appendix 6- Neighbourhood Structure Map - Bunyip(PDF, 2MB)
- Appendix 7 - Structure Plan - Neighbourhood 1 Centre(PDF, 1MB)
- Appendix 8 - Updated Master Plans and Structure Plans - Neighbourhood 2(PDF, 5MB)
South Jerrabomberra Development Control Plan
The South Jerrabomberra Development Control Plan was adopted by Council at its PDRC meeting on 11 February 2015. The date of commencement of this DCP is 6 March 2015.
- Combined Table of Contents(PDF, 208KB)
- Parts 1 and 2 - Preliminary and Context(PDF, 987KB)
- Part 3 - Master Plan(PDF, 387KB)
- Parts 4 and 5 - Subdivision, Roads and Public Places(PDF, 758KB)
- Part 6 - Single Dwellings, Alterations, Additions and Secondary Dwellings(PDF, 808KB)
- Part 7 - Small Lot and Multi Dwelling Housing, Dual Occupancies and Residential Flat Buildings(PDF, 1008KB)
- Part 8 - Environmental Management(PDF, 400KB)
- Part 9 - Signage(PDF, 457KB)
- Part 10 - Neighbourhood Centre Controls and Principles(PDF, 427KB)
- Part 11 - Business Park and Employment Land Controls(PDF, 359KB)
- Appendices 1 and 2 - Glossary of Terms and Master Plan Maps(PDF, 823KB)
- Appendix 3 - Neighbourhood Structure Plans(PDF, 392KB)
- Appendix 4 - Aircraft Noise Assessment Guidelines(PDF, 421KB)
In addition to Council’s LEPs and DCPs there are also State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) which have been implemented by the NSW state government for specific areas, development types and planning issues. These controls are also found on the NSW Legislation Website under "S" in "Browse in Force" Environmental Planning Instruments (EPIs).
Community Land Plans of Management apply to most public lands under the care, control and management of Council and classified as 'community' under the Local Government Act 1993. The plans set out Council's management regimes for the land. Please note that the plans do not necessarily include 'Crown land' that is under the care, control and management of Council. The following Plans of Management are available and are updated as required:
- General Community Use Plan of Management(PDF, 2MB)
- Plan of Management - Parks(PDF, 9MB)
- Natural Areas Plan of Management(PDF, 2MB)
- Natural Areas Plan of Management - Addendum 1(PDF, 2MB)
- Plan of Management Jerrabomberra Community Centre & Youth Facilities(PDF, 1MB)
- Plan of Management Jerrabomberra Creek(PDF, 1MB)
- Plan of Management Mount Jerrabomberra(PDF, 543KB)
- Plan of Management Mount Jerrabomberra - Addendum 1(PDF, 1MB)
- Plan of Management Queanbeyan River Riparian Corridor Strategy(PDF, 5MB)
- Plan of Management Ray Morton Park(PDF, 931KB)
- Plan of Management Sportsgrounds(PDF, 11MB)
Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 allows contributions to be levied towards the provision of water, sewerage and stormwater infrastructure. Council must have a Developer Servicing Plan in order to levy a Section 64 contribution. The developer servicing plans enable Council to levy contributions where the anticipated development will or is likely to increase the demand for water or sewer supply services. The contributions levied will allow Council to provide for the required increased capacity.
Our Local Government Area has a large number of drainage catchments and creeks, rivers and floodplains. Due to historical development patterns, the towns of Braidwood, Bungendore and Captains Flat are located on the floodplains of a number of small creeks and rivers. The central area of Queanbeyan sits on a more significant floodplain.
The NSW Government has developed the Flood Prone Land Policy, the Floodplain Risk Management Process and the Floodplain Development Manual to guide management of floodplains. The aim of the Policy is to safely manage existing communities at risk through appropriate controls and emergency management while allowing appropriate development of new land within floodplains. New development is required to consider the effects of the development on existing development, the future risk to new communities and emergency management for the new community. New development will only be permitted where risks to existing and future communities can be effectively managed.
To better protect existing communities and to assess future development opportunities, we are required to undertake floodplain risk management studies for at-risk communities. The process, outlined in the figure below, involves the study of the catchment, the watercourses, the communities and emergency responses. The process ultimately recommends a series of structural works (such as levee banks), planning controls (such as minimum floor levels) and emergency response procedures (such as evacuation routes) that, when implemented, will reduce risk to the existing community to an acceptable level.
QPRC Floodplain Risk Management Projects
We currently has a number of floodplain risk management processes underway. We have engaged consultants to undertake Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Braidwood and Queanbeyan.
Find more information about the Braidwood Floodplain Risk Management Plan here.
Find more information about the Queanbeyan Floodplain Risk Management Plan here.
Flood Studies and Maps
Bungendore -More information is available on the Bungendore Floodplain project here.