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.

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.

January grading

We have had to suspend grading on our unsealed roads due to our graders being utilised by the Rural Fire Service in fire affected areas.  There will be no maintenance grading undertaken except for emergency grades that affected by fires.

Download the full grading schedule here.(PDF, 179KB)

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.

Resealing works - January 2020

We will be working in the following areas of Queanbeyan resealing roads:

  • Bangalay Street
  • Boronia Crescent
  • Bowers Place 
  • Cassia Crescent
  • Coolebah Crescent
  • Christopher Crescent
  • Delmar Crescent
  • Donald Road - between Southbar Road and Rusten Street
  • Fergus Road
  • Hillbar Rise
  • Karri Crescent
  • Kathleen Street
  • Kenneth Place
  • Laneway - Kenneth Place and Bulbar Street
  • Michael Parade
  • Noonan Street - Noonan Place to Cantle Place and Lochiel Street
  • Oak Place and Donald Road - Fergus Road to Canberra Avenue
  • Oleria Street
  • Ross Road
  • Sorrell Place
  • Sunnybar Parade
  • Swan Place
  • Tharwa Road
  • Thorpe Avenue
  • Warilda Crescent
  • Woodridge Place

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.
  • You can report an issue online here or call us on 1300 735 025.