Council Meeting Summary - 14 September 2022

Published on 15 September 2022

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Here's the summary of resolutions made at the 14 September Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The recording of the meeting is available at

  • Councillors, staff and members of the public gallery observed a minute of silence to pay respect and remember the late Queen Elizabeth II
  • Council heard from 12 members of the public who made presentations about various matters on the agenda
  • Council refused a development application for a digital advertising structure on Gregory Street, Queanbeyan West
  • Council refused a modified development application for the extension of hours of operation for the Jerrabomberra Hotel
  • Council deferred consideration of a review application of a development application for two lot Torrens title subdivision at 119 Wallace Street, Braidwood to seek clarification on a number of legal issues
  • Council agreed to progress the submitted Scoping Proposal for housekeeping amendments to the Queanbeyan LEP 2012 in respect of the Googong Urban Release Area
  • Council agreed not to proceed with a planning proposal to rezone certain land at Bywong and Wamboin from C4 Environmental Living to R5 Large Lot Residential. Council will revisit a review of the range of exempt and complying development allowed in the C4 zone
  • Council noted the submissions during public exhibition of the Blind Creek Solar Farm Planning Agreement and authorised the Mayor and CEO to execute the agreement
  • Council endorsed the proposed realignment of the Braidwood/Northangera locality boundary to the east and will progress the change with the Geographical Names Board
  • Council agreed in-principle to establish a base for the Bungendore Men’s Shed and Bungendore Rotary at the Bungendore Sports Hub and will begin negotiations to prepare a draft lease agreement
  • Council pledged to prioritise five sustainability actions under the Cities Power Partnership, including supporting local community energy projects, providing incentives for energy efficient upgrades, installing renewable energy on Council buildings, encouraging sustainable transport use, and supporting community facilities to access renewable energy
  • The draft Queanbeyan CBD Wayfinding Strategy will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days at
  • Council approved the German Auto Day to proceed at Queanbeyan Park on Sunday 25 September from 10am-3pm
  • Council nominated projects to proceed to application under Round 5 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. Project include: Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre Upgrade Change Rooms; QCCP Foyer, Forecourt and Walkway Acknowledgment of Country Artworks; Public Amenities Disability Upgrades; Braidwood - Accessible paths and ramp for access from parking space to pool entry and public toilets; Pool pods Braidwood and Queanbeyan Outdoor Pools; Captains Flat Pool leak rectification and disability access; Shared Path - Wallace Street Braidwood; Playground replacement at Carwoola and Naylor Parks.
  • Council noted the finalised Trail Development Plan for Stage 1a of the Monaro Rail Trail and working draft of the Business Case and agreed to provide in-principle support for the trail
  • Council agreed to carry forward and revote budgets of $22,255,182 into the 2022-23 financial year for projects not completed by 30 June 2022
  • Council accepted the June 2022 Quarterly Budget Review Statement and the Cash and Reserves Report
  • Council will place a number of policies on public exhibition at Policies include the Statement of Business Ethics, Unsealed Road Maintenance, Stakeholder and Community Engagement Framework, Playground Management, Signs by Remote Supervision, Street Verge Maintenance, Managing Unreasonable Conduct by Complainants, Volunteering, Operations Sustainability, and Boundary Fences Adjoining Council Public Reserves.
  • Council noted councillor workshops from 18 Aug-7 Sep including Noise Management in South Jerrabomberra Valley, Procurement Policy, Community Centres, Monaro Rail Trail, Googong Urban Release Area Planning Proposal, Queanbeyan Golf Club Strategic Plan, CRJO Presentation, QBRS 4th Quarter, Queanbeyan Showground Place Name Nomination, SCCF Round 5 Projects, and DA briefing Albion Hotel
  • Council noted minutes of the First Nations Consultative Committee and will retain the word ‘emerging’ in all Acknowledgement of Country statements
  • In closed session, Council awarded contract for the Cooma Road Realignment to Denrith Pty Ltd trading as Divall’s Earthmoving and Bulk Haulage for $1,332,486 ex gst
  • In closed session, Council authorised the CEO to sign a binding agreement with revised ceiling price for a renewable energy purchase power agreement and to execute the electricity supply contract documents should Procurement Australia accept an offer

If you’d like more background on the decisions, you can find the business papers on our website: