2022 Federal Election Priorities

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Advocating for our community

The 2022 Federal Election presents Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council with an opportunity to encourage candidates to consider offering their support for a range of priority projects important to the people of Queanbeyan-Palerang. The following list of projects has been endorsed by Council.

Top 10 Priorities

Finalise sealing of Nerriga Road

Upgrades to Nerriga Road aim to provide a higher mass limit route, particularly for freight, from Nowra to the Kings Highway at Braidwood. Several sections of the road have been sealed over recent years. A remaining section near Nerriga village remains unsealed.

Estimated cost: $4m | Funding sought: $4m

Tarago Road Rehabilitation

Tarago Road, between Bungendore and Goulburn, is used extensively by heavy vehicles. The road requires pavement rehabilitation.

Estimated cost: $3m | Funding sought: $3m

Briars Sharrow Bridge Construction

Briars Sharrow low level causeway becomes impassible during heavy rain events. A bridge is proposed to replace the causeway.

Estimated cost: $9m | Funding sought: $9m

Reschs Creek Bridge Construction

Reschs Creek low level causeway becomes impassible during heavy rain events. A bridge is proposed to replace the causeway.

Estimated cost: $4.5m | Funding sought: $4.5m

Regional Sports Complex Stage 2

Construction of an indoors sports centre at the Queanbeyan Regional Sports Complex located at Jerrabomberra. The centre would include four indoor sports courts, allied health and support rooms.

Estimated cost: $14m | Funding sought: $14m

Bungendore Pool

Design and construct a new eight-lane, 25m, indoor heated pool at the Bungendore Sports Hub.

Estimated cost: $5m | Funding sought: $5m

Braidwood Depot relocation

Relocation of Council’s Braidwood depot will unlock space for a public car park adjacent to the main street of Braidwood.

Estimated cost: $10m | Funding sought: $10m

Braidwood Car Park Stage 2

The development of a public car park adjacent to the main street of Braidwood.

Estimated cost: $3m | Funding sought: $3m

South Jerra Innovation Hub (warm shell)

Construct an innovation hub at South Jerrabomberra for research and development and business start-up. The hub could be operated by a university partnership and could introduce STEM school pathways into defence, space, energy and renewables industries in the nearby business park.

Estimated cost: $20m | Funding sought: $20m

Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

The Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant was constructed in the mid-1930s. It treats sewage from Queanbeyan prior to discharge into the Molonglo River. The plant is no longer fit-for-purpose. A significant works program is required to address issues including structural failure, equipment obsolescence, maintenance issues and work health and safety issues, as well as bring the treatment process in line with modern practices.

Estimated cost: $150m | Funding sought: $75m | Council contribution: $75m

Other Priorities

Upgrade the sealed sections of Nerriga Road

Several existing sealed sections of Nerriga Road require rehabilitation and widening to complement the recently sealed sections.

Estimated cost: $22m | Funding sought: $22m

Hoskinstown Road Sealing (8.5km)

Hoskinstown Road is a category 4 unsealed road that experiences traffic of between 180 to 260 vehicles per day. It regularly experiences significant wear and tear.

Estimated cost: $7m | Funding sought: $7m

Refurbishment of Braidwood Office Level 2 as a Cultural Centre

Refurbishment of the top floor of the School of Arts building to provide a cultural centre, ballroom, cinema and smart hub.

Estimated cost: $3m | Funding sought: $3m

Braidwood Main Street with Heritage Treatment

Rehabilitation of the heritage values of Braidwood’s main street including improved drainage, tree protection and repurposing of a former service station to provide parking and community facilities.

Estimated cost: $15m | Funding sought: $15m

Queanbeyan Botanic Gardens Stage 1

Concept design and place plan for a botanic gardens on the banks of the Queanbeyan River as a part of the Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Masterplan.

Estimated cost: $3m | Funding sought: $3m

Reconstruct and seal 4km of Captains Flat Road

Reconstruct and seal 4km of Captains Flat Road, east of Captains Flat. This section of unsealed road leads to Cooma Road, south of Braidwood.

Estimated cost: $5m | Funding sought: $5m

Blundell Park Nature Playground

Development of a nature playground at Blundell Park adjacent to the future Queanbeyan Botanic Gardens.

Estimated cost: $1.2m | Funding sought: $1.2m

Queanbeyan River Walk

Completion of the river walk on the western side of the Queanbeyan River between Dane Street and Glenrock Drain as well as the loop on the eastern side of the river between the bridge on Ellerton Drive and the Queanbeyan suspension bridge. This would pass along the golf course corridor.

Estimated cost: $2m | Funding sought: $2m

Morisset Street Multistorey Car Park

A 500-space multistorey car park in the Queanbeyan CBD that would include a new public domain with laneway connections that generate business activation. The new car park is part of both Queanbeyan CBD Parking Strategy and the Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Masterplan.

Estimated cost: $17m | Funding sought: $12m | Council contribution: $5m

Morisset Street River Boulevard

A green boulevard from Queanbeyan Park to the Queanbeyan River to enable the creation of a ‘social spine’ between the CBD. The ‘boulevard’ will prioritise pedestrian activation with an emphasis on amenity and connection to retail centres.

Estimated cost: $15m | Funding sought: $15m

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