Queanbeyan Palerang Council Meeting | LIVE

Six Local Environmental Plans apply to the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

On Wednesday night, the elected council will vote on the creation of a new combined local environmental plan for the amalagated council area. 

If the motion passes it will see the planning phase progress to workshops will take place to prepare a proposed plan.

Council will also vote tonight on the fate of a development application for an eco-tourism facility at Harolds Cross. 

The facility has the potential to set a precedent for further development in the area, so it has been referred to council.

A report prepared by council staff recommends the application be denied, as the site fails to satisfy aspects of the Local Environmental Plan, assessment reports recommend council refuse the development. 

Guidelines for which development applications should be referred to council are also on the table.

While 95% of applications are dealt with by council staff, the guidelines for which matters should be referred to council are under review.

Minutes recommend that council endorse the “Guidelines for Referral of Development Applications to Council and Independent Assessment of Development Applications.”

Follow our live blog for updates on the meeting.