A stronger, smarter Queanbeyan

Published on 27 May 2019

Artist's impression of Monaro Street

The 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan sets out a vision for a contemporary city with a country heart. The Plan considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation.

“We have seen a lot of positive change in Queanbeyan since our last masterplan was developed in 2009 including the Crawford Street transformation, Monaro Street improvements and the Riverfront/QEII Park upgrade. However, there are certainly parts of the CBD that are somewhat tired and unappealing. With all the social, technological and economic changes in the last 10 years, the time is ripe for a refresh,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall said.

“The first three stages of the redevelopment of the CBD are included in Council’s Delivery Program 2018-21. Stage 1 work has begun, with the extension of the river walk continuing via a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the river coming soon, smart city infrastructure being installed and the refurbishment of the Riverside Caravan Park commencing shortly.

“Stage 2 includes the redevelopment of the Council Head Office and Smart Hub and construction of public domain. Stage 3 is the development of a decked car park in the Morisset car park along with the beautification and improvement of laneway connections. Stages 4-6 include the refurbishment of Monaro St, mixed use redevelopments, smart public spaces, widening and refurbishment of footpaths, and decked car park in the Crawford car park.”

The refreshed Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan is based on the three strategic pillars of the Queanbeyan CBD Transformation Strategy which are identity, connection and investment.

The Master Plan considers potential Council and private developments; pedestrian and cyclist connections; streetscape improvements; traffic flow; activation of Queanbeyan’s laneways; constructing public domain spaces; links between the CBD, river and park space; and consolidating parking into decked car parks.

The updated plan relies on a considerable body of previous work, including the Car Parking Strategy, the Retail Growth Strategy, the Digital Economy and Smart Community Strategy and the CBD Transformation Strategy.

It has also been heavily informed by community consultation undertaken between 2017 and 2019. Council is looking forward to hearing the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Spatial Master Plan. Go to our engagement website yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au to find out more information, view the plan and have your say.