Roads and Footpaths

Unsealed road photo

1. Road maintenance

We are responsible for around 1,600 kilometres of road throughout the local government area. 752km is unsealed and the remaining 915km 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.

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. 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. This schedule is only a guide and may be affected by weather and availability of resources.

    Download the unsealed road grading schedule here(PDF, 305KB).

    3. June 2022

    Crews are currently working on:

    • Williamsdale Road
    • Mount Fairy Road
    • Taylors Creek Road
    • Jinglemoney Road

    They will then move on to:

    • Rossi Road
    • Fisher Road
    • Webbs Road
    • Sawyers Ridge Road
    • Mayfield Road

    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

      Roads graded May 2022

      We had to alter our maintenance schedule due to the wet weather in the region. Crews worked on roads that were the worst affected. These included:

      • Forbes Creek
      • Mount Fairy Road
      • Taylors Creek Road
      • Jerrabattgulla Road
      • Charlerys Forest Road
      • Mulloon/Manar Road
      • Northangera Road

      Roads graded March 2022

      • Cooma Road (end of seal to Snowy Monaro boundary)
      • Styles Valley Road
      • Wallaces Gap Road
      • Lighthouse Road
      • Araluen Road (from Causeway to QPRC boundary)
      • Nerriga Road (from Cookanulla Road to the start of the sealed spreadsheet)
      • Wild Cattle Flat road
      • Beverly Hills Road
      • Forbes Creek Road
      • Greenhil Lane
      • Cargills Lane
      • Forbes Creek Road


      Roads graded February 2022

      • Charleys Forest Road (two sections)
      • Tomboye Road
      • Gillamatong Lane
      • Sandholes Road
      • Budawang Road - full re-sheet and grade
      • Butmaroo Road
      • Matthews Lane

      5. Local roads resealing and rehabilitation program

      Each year we undertaken resealing and rehabilitation of the local road network. Work is completed between the months of October-March each year.

      6. 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.

      7. 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.

      8. 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.