Tralee, New South Wales

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Tralee
QueanbeyanNew South Wales
Coordinates 35°25′S 149°10′E / 35.417°S 149.167°E / -35.417; 149.167Coordinates: 35°25′S 149°10′E / 35.417°S 149.167°E / -35.417; 149.167
Established 2012 (planned)
Postcode(s) 2620
Elevation 610 m (2,001 ft)
Region Southern Tablelands
Suburbs around Tralee:
Macarthur Hume Jerrabomberra
Chisolm Tralee Environa
Gilmore Environa

Tralee is a future planned suburb of Queanbeyan, New South Wales. It lies south of Jerrabomberra and the site once planned for the future city of Environa. It was named after Tralee in Ireland.

The residential site, which falls under the flight path of Canberra Airport was strongly opposed by airport authorities. However, despite the concerns, the New South Wales State Planning Minister Kristina Keneally initially approved Queanbeyan City Council's plan for the development of 5000 residential blocks in 2008.[1] In November 2012 the New South Wales Government announced that it had approved the rezoning the land,.[2] Protests have continued by the airport, federal labor politicians and the ACT Government.[3]

Geography[edit]

Tralee lies on the lower slopes of the Pemberton Hill to the south. It is 600–620 m (1,969–2,034 ft) above sea level. The rocks are acid volcanics, rhyodacite and rhyolite from the Deakin Volcanics. These rocks solidified 414±9 Mya.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSW Govt green lights Tralee development". ABC News Online. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "South Tralee rezoning decision". 5 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tralee approval 'won't affect' airport expansion: NSW". 6 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.