Future planning

Queanbeyan is one of NSW's fastest growing cities and that is expected to continue over the coming 25 years. Estimates say that Queanbeyan's population will hit 70,000 by 2036. Due to this expected population boom, Queanbeyan City Council has began planning for the future. The Council has developed a number of documents over the past few years which will pave the way forward for this city. The documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below and when new documents are published they will be uploaded here.

Bicycle Plan 

Bike with cycle lane

Queanbeyan City Council adopted the Bicycle Plan in April 2010.

 The aims of the Bicycle Plan are to:

  • Provide a plan showing existing cycleways and proposed new cycleways. Each proposed new cycleway location shall be prioritised into one of three priority categories low, medium and high;
  • Acknowledge and incorporate where possible all existing cycleways into the overall plan;
  • Respond to stake holder suggestions;
  • Consider and show all treatment options including new shared concrete paths and existing sealed road shoulders;
  • Connect potential cyclists from their point of origin to their destinations including schools, churches, CBD, transport interchange, local shops, swimming pools, and sport and recreation facilities;
  • Provide for recreational cycling;
  • Connect the Queanbeyan city bicycle routes to those routes within the ACT;
  • Include a report detailing the rationale supporting the final plan.

You can download the Bicycle Plan from the links below

Pedestrian Mobility Plan

Pedestrian Crossing

Queanbeyan City Council adopted the Pedestrian and Mobility Plan (PAMP) in April 2010. The aim of the PAMP is to create a network that provides an attractive alternative to car travel, enables Council to promote walking and provide links to community facilities. The PAMP will provide Council with the tools to deliver long-term planning goals for pedestrian access and mobility.

The objectives of a PAMP as detailed in the RMS PAMPS guidelines are:

  • To improve the level of pedestrian access and priority, particularly in areas of high pedestrian concentrations;
  • To reduce pedestrian access severance and ensure safe crossing of roads;
  • To improve the level of personal mobility and safety for seniors and people with disabilities;
  • To provide links with other transport services to achieve an integrated network of facilities;
  • Continuing development of walking into the transport system as a transport mode in its own right;
  • Development of an engineering works program.

There are a number of obstacles, particularly around the Queanbeyan CBD, for persons using wheelchairs or motorised scooters. This PAMP recommends making improvements to the current footpath network and also the construction of new footpaths and pedestrian measures.

Click on the links below to download and view the Queanbeyan Pedestrian and Mobility Plan

Queanbeyan Traffic Study (including Googong and Tralee)

 Photo of a traffic jam

Queanbeyan's population is expected to grow to 56,000 by 2031 with South Jerrabomberra and Googong developments underway. In response to this expected population growth, Queanbeyan City Council carried out the Googong and Tralee Traffic Study 2031 in 2008 to develop a program of works that would minimise the impact of this growth on the road network.

In 2014, Queanbeyan City Council updated its traffic model and undertook further traffic studies, using the most recent Census data, growth forecasts and infrastructure programs for both Queanbeyan and Canberra. This study is known as the South Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan Traffic Analysis 2014 and is provided in different parts below.

Part 1 South Jerrabomberra Network Transportation Assessment Report - This report documents the analysis of various potential access roads for the proposed South Jerrabomberra developments.

Part 2 Selected Road Network Improvements Transportation Assessment Report - This analysis involved a limited number of 2031 network improvement scenarios. These scenario analyses have been undertaken to provide a Traffic Economist with modelling data.

Part 3 Queanbeyan Network Improvement Assessment Report - This report documents the performance of the future Queanbeyan network as the city grows, identifying the improvements necessary to maintain a Level of Service (D) or better throughout the network.

Part 4 Selected Road Network Improvements Contributions Analysis Report - Part 4 enables Council to determine what percentage of traffic each development contributes to each improvement project. This was carried out by analysing the total traffic flowing through each of the improvement from each part of Queanbeyan and ACT.

Part 4a Dunns Creek Analysis - Part 4a looks at when Dunns Creek Road is required. Dunns Creek Road would be a new road link between Old Cooma Road and the Monaro Highway. This analysis was achieved by adding households to Googong until the four lane Old Cooma Road between Edwin Land Parkway and Googong Road became too congested.

All of these documents are available for download here.