$400m capital invested in draft Delivery Program

Published on 30 April 2018

Cover of Integrated Plans

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s first draft Delivery Program includes over $400m worth of capital expenditure over the next three years.

Council has placed a significant focus on its road network of more than 1700km, the Queanbeyan CBD and town centres and maintaining and enhancing its assets.

Council’s draft Delivery Program covers 2018-19 until 2020-21 and is the elected Council’s response to the aspirations and long-term goals highlighted by the community in the community Strategic Plan which was adopted in late 2017.

Some of the key projects include in the draft Delivery Program are:

  • Reconstruction of the Burra ‘s’ bends
  • Upgrade of the Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Progression of the Regional Sports Precinct
  • A number of projects aimed at transforming the Queanbeyan CBD
  • Implementation of Bungendore floodplain works
  • Completion of major roads projects – Ellerton Drive Extension, Old Cooma Rd – stage 2, Nerriga Rd sealing and the new roundabout on the Kings Highway at Bungendore
  • More than $26m worth of road upgrades across the local government area, along with our regular maintenance and grading programs

“This is the first Delivery Program developed by the new Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and it has a very broad range of projects included,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“Obviously, roads is always going to be a priority of this Council, but we have some significant projects included in the Program away from roads, including the Queanbeyan and Bungendore sewage treatment plants, Regional Sports Precinct, a number of projects that will transform the Queanbeyan CBD, along with our regular parks and sportsfields upgrades.

“Council has been very fortunate to receive funding assistance from both State and Federal Government for a number of these projects and we will continue to pursue funding where possible.”

While the draft Delivery Program covers a three-year period, the Operational Plan focuses on the upcoming 2018-19 financial year. The Operational Plan is also supported by Council’s Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges.

The Revenue Policy outlines the rates, fees and charges proposed for 2018-19. Council is proposing to increase general rates, water, sewer and waste access and usage charges by 2.3%, in line with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s rate peg limit.

The draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Revenue Policy and Fees and Charges will be on public exhibition until Monday 4 June 2018 at the Your Voice website which you can access here, Council’s three customer service centres and three libraries. Community meetings will be held in early May in Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood to discuss the draft documents, along with other matters.