Tralee, New South Wales

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QueanbeyanNew South Wales
Tralee is located in New South Wales
Coordinates35°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
Population8 (2016 census)[1]
Established2012 (planned)
Elevation610 m (2,001 ft)
RegionSouthern 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.[2] In November 2012 the New South Wales Government announced that it had approved the rezoning the land,.[3] Protests have continued by the airport, federal labor politicians and the ACT Government.[4]


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.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tralee (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "NSW Govt green lights Tralee development". ABC News Online. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ "South Tralee rezoning decision". 5 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Tralee approval 'won't affect' airport expansion: NSW". 6 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  5. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.