Design for Jerra Circle upgrade on public exhibition

2 November 2015
Queanbeyan City Council has placed the preliminary design for the Jerra Circle intersection upgrade on public exhibition.

The preliminary design includes the construction of traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings and the decommissioning of the current roundabout. The design also includes on-road cycling facilities and amendments to the current off-road shared path.

“Council is aware of community concerns in relation to the Jerra Circle intersection and the operation of the roundabout and increased traffic flow from developments in the south of the Queanbeyan Local Government Area,” Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.

“It is important to note that while the preliminary design has been completed, Council currently does not have the funding to undertake the construction of the intersection. This is a general practice on large road infrastructure projects and will allow Council to get the project to a construction-ready position before before approaching the State and Federal Government for funding assistance.”

The preliminary design will be on public exhibition from Monday 2 November-Monday 30 November 2015 and community members have a number of opportunities to find out more about the designs, including:
•    Drop in information session - Wednesday 4 November 2-5pm at Jerrabomberra Community Centre
•    Community meeting - Thursday 5 November 6pm, Queanbeyan City Council Chambers, 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
•    Drop in information session - Wednesday 11 November 4-7pm at Jerrabomberra Community Centre
•    Community meeting - Tuesday 17 November 6pm, Fernleigh Park Community Hall, Swan Drive, Googong
•    Queanbeyan City Council’s Customer Service Centre at 256 Crawford St from 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday
•    Queanbeyan City Council’s website

“Council has also prepared a letter which will be mailed to all Jerrabomberra residents. We look forward to hearing the community’s thoughts on the designs and any feedback we receive will be considered before the design is finalised,” Cr Overall said.

Submissions on the draft plans will be received until 4.30pm on Monday 30 November 2015 and can be made via email to council@qcc.nsw.gov.au, mail to PO Box 90 Queanbeyan NSW 2620 or hand delivered to Council’s Customer Service Centre at 256 Crawford St.