Monaro Street Upgrade

  • Project typeRefurbishments
  • Project value$15,500,000

Upgrading the main street of Queanbeyan has been a priority of Council and the community for many years and has been a key feature of a number of community engagement activities. The project was included in Council's CBD Transformation Strategy, adopted in May 2017, in the 2019 revision of the Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Masterplan and in the Queanbeyan Place Plan in 2020. With the Ellerton Drive extension completed, we are able to progress plans to improve the amenity and accessibility of the Queanbeyan CBD. 

The concept designs for the upgrade have been on public exhibition and a report on submissions received was presented to Council in September 2021. A copy of this report is in the ‘Documents’ section below.

The project is funded through $10m of grant funding under the NSW Government's Drought Stimulus Package. Council accepted this offer of grant funding in 2020 and also agreed to arrange loan funding of $5.7m as co-contribution for the project.

Council resolved on 26 April 2023 to seek a variation from the Department of Regional NSW for an extension of time on the funding agreement. This will allow us to proceed to tenders for the detailed design.

A detailed design will get the project 'shovel ready' and ensure that we have a better understanding of the complete costs of the project before we proceed to the construction phase. Further funding may be required for the construction.

The road surface will be replaced and some underground infrastructure updated. The current concept design includes the widening of footpaths, new paving, additional plantings and lighting, reduced median width, a lower speed limit, changed turning options at intersections, new street furniture and wayfinding. 


  • Concept designs have been prepared and placed on public exhibition August 2021
  • Submissions were considered by Council in September 2021
  • Tenders for detailed design and construction closed on 18 January 2023. No tenders for detailed design and construction were received.
  • Council resolved to seek a variation of the funding agreement to enable us to proceed to tenders for detailed design in April 2023




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