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:

  • Araluen Road
  • Cooma Road
  • Nerriga 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.

April grading

Our maintenance grading on unsealed roads recommenced Wednesday 13 February 2020. After the recent flood event, Council has engaged an additional four contracted crews. The contracted crews are working on flood-damaged roads, while Council's two crews work on the backlog of maintenance grading. As at 2 April, the crews are working as follows:

Braidwood crew

Currently working in the Majors Creek area. This will be followed by Wallaces Gap Road.

Bungendore crew

Currently working on Hoskinstown Road (section 1). This will be followed by Forbes Creek Road, Lake Road before moving to the Collector area.

Contractor 1

Currently working on Butmaroo Road, this will be followed by Hoskinstown Road (section 2), Rossi Road and Hoskinstown Road (section 3).

Contractor 2

Currently working in the Mulloon/Manar area.

Contractor 3

Currently working on Northangera Road. This will be followed by Budawang Road, Murtle Grove Road, Tudor Valley Road and Sawyers Ridge Road.

Contractor 4

Currently working on Farringdon Road. This will be followed by working in the Araluen area and Araluen Road.

We generally upload the monthly grading schedule here and this is updated at the beginning of each month. However, given the current circumstances, the crews are responding to high priority maintenance. The schedule will be uploaded here when we return to the regular schedule. The schedule shows:

  • when roads were last graded
  • how often they are graded
  • when grading is due to be completed
  • the year and month that the grading is due

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. Resealing works - February 2020

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

In south Jerrabomberra, streets being resealed include:

  • Waterfall Drive (Teak Place to Tamarind Place)
  • Teak Place
  • Bicentennial Drive (Brudenell Drive to Nicholii Loop)
  • Copperfield Place, Mackellar Place
  • Albizia Place
  • Sweetgum Place
  • Bottlebrush Place
  • Mariners Court.

In central/north Jerrabomberra:

  • Terrara Close
  • Franklin Court (O’Sullivan Road to Stella Place)
  • Tasker Place
  • Hanna Place
  • Byrne Place
  • Tully Place
  • Numeralia Drive
  • Urwin Avenue
  • Brennan Court
  • Glenora Court
  • Uralba Court
  • Elouera Court
  • Wyena Court

In north Karabar:

  • Ross Road
  • Michael Parade
  • Bowers Place
  • Kenneth Place
  • the laneway between Kenneth Place and Bulbar Street
  • Sunnybar Parade
  • Hillbar Rise
  • Kathleen Street
  • Delmar Crescent
  • Oak Place
  • Donald Road (Fergus Road to Canberra Avenue) 

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.