CCANSW member Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is proposing a new cemetery for the city of Qeanbeyan in New South Wales.

Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to provide for a new memorial park/cemetery on land at  1241 Old Cooma Road, Googong.

The planning proposal in effect will amend Queanbeyan Local Environmental Plan 2012 by adding the term ‘cemetery’ to Schedule 1 Additional Permitted Uses for these particular lots. The site is currently zoned E4 Environmental Living and a cemetery is not permitted with consent in the land use table.

As part of the Planning Proposal, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment requested that Council undertake a number of studies on the land being considered for a proposed Memorial Park.

The full studies and reports can be downloaded from the proposal's document library. A "Reports Overview" document and a "Question and Answer" document are also available.

Community meeting

Council will be holding a community meeting on 15 September at 6.30pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held online via Zoom. All participants, whether wishing to make a presentation or just view the meeting, will need to register prior to the meeting. Registered participants will be provided with Zoom details and instructions 24 hours before the meeting.


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Comments can be made:

by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(External link) with the subject field being "Planning Proposal for Memorial Park", or
mail to PO Box 90, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

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QPRC is a CCANSW member.