Roads and Footpaths

1. Road maintenance

We are responsible for around 1,600 kilometres of road throughout the local government area. 763km is unsealed and the remaining 851km is sealed in various formats. We hold an ongoing contract with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the provision of road maintenance and construction services on the State road network within our local government area and part of the Goulburn Mulwaree local government area.

Bushfire and Flood Affected Roads

A number of our roads have been affected by the bushfires and recent floods. Crews continue to work to remove dangerous fire damaged vegetation from roadsides.

  • Mulloon Fire Trail is closed due to washed out crossings
  • Tallaganda National Park remains closed due to dangerous trees following the North Black Range fire.

We are currently working through the backlog of damaged roads. These include:

  • Cooma Road
  • Monga Lane

All motorists are urged to drive to the conditions of the road they are travelling on.

2. Grading Schedule for Unsealed Roads

Council undertakes grading of unsealed roads in accordance with the Unsealed Road Maintenance - Grading Policy.(PDF, 190KB) The grading schedule takes into account factors impacting on the performance of the road network including traffic, terrain, budget and gravel quality and quantity.

The schedule indicates the roads to be graded and the expected dates grading will begin. However, there are times (e.g. during prolonged wet or dry weather) where the condition of unsealed roads may deteriorate and motorists will need to drive to the prevailing conditions. It should be noted that this schedule is only a guide and may be affected by weather and availability of resources.

June Grading

After the recent flood event, we engaged an additional four contracted crews. The contracted crews have been working on flood-damaged roads, while Council's two crews have worked on the backlog of maintenance grading. The crews are working as follows:

Contractors 1 and 2

Have completed all contracted work.

Contractor 3

Currently working on Monga Lane.

Contractor 4

Currently working in the Araluen area.

Monthly grading schedule 

Road name Last graded
Western Leg Road 22 August 2017
Collector Road 30 November 2019
Cooma Road 7 June 2019
Johns Road 9 May 2017
Kirriford Road  21 March 2018
Killarney Road 9 December 2016
Lucky Pass Road  25 July 2018
Mayfield Road  20 August 2018

 

Should road users identify a particular problem or are concerned about the significant deterioration of a road, please contact us and we will arrange for an inspection. You can also report this online here.

3. Footpaths

We are also responsible for the maintenance of footpaths. Each year we undertake repairs, maintenance and construct new footpaths in line with our Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan.

4. CityCare

To address a shortfall in asset maintenance, the former Queanbeyan City Council gained approval for a one-off 5.8% Special Rate Variation in 2010-11. This Special Rate Variation, known as the CityCARE Levy, funds upgrades and maintenance to Queanbeyan’s roads, footpaths, parks and sportsfields.

In regards to roads, Council allocates approximately $650,000-$700,000 towards pavement rehabilitation and bitumen resealing of the Queanbeyan road network. An additional $250,000 (approximately) is allocated to footpath maintenance and replacement. This funding is on top of the regular maintenance works that Council undertakes in the Queanbeyan area.

5. Report a Problem

You can report a problem to Council, including potholes or damaged footpaths by:

  • Using the Snap Send Solve app. This is available for download at the Apple app store or Google play.
  • Report an issue online here or call us on: 1300 735 025.