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.

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.

August Grading

Monthly grading schedule 

Road name Last graded
Western Leg Road 22 August 2017
Taylors Creek Road  29 August 2017
Hazeldell Road 29 May 2019
Gidleigh Lane 17 May 2020
Captains Flat Road 19 May 2020
Hereford Hall Road 18 July 2019
Kains Cross Road 25 June 2019
Charleys Forest Road 18 March 2020
Cooma Road 7 June 2019
Jerrabattgulla Road  9 July 2019
Hoskinstown Road  In progress 
O'Briens Road  In progress
Rossi Road  In progress

 

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.