NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced $10 million in funding to help revitalise Queanbeyan’s CBD. The upgrades are planned for a section of Monaro Street, between Crawford and Lowe Streets. It is one of six stages of a plan to transform the Queanbeyan CBD over the next ten years. Mr Barilaro said the upgrade will deliver new wider walkways, improved drainage, lighting, seating and road refuges.
“The $10 million boost from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will improve pedestrian access, boost safety and importantly support local retail,” Mr Barilaro said. “The upgrade will also provide an immediate boost to the local economy, creating work for locals so that money earned in the region stays in the region, which is especially important during this challenging time.”
The upgrades form a critical component of the broader QPRC CBD Spatial Master Plan that will change the face of the city and further cement Queanbeyan as an even greater place to live, work and operate a business. The upgrades are set to reduce traffic noise and manage the flow of traffic in the CBD, providing greater safety for drivers and pedestrians. This follows the successfully completed first stage of the plan which saw the completion of an extension of the river walk, new pedestrian and cyclist bridge and smart city infrastructure as well as the soon completed refurbishment of the Riverside Tourist Park.
Find out more about the announcement by watching the video below, or read more about the Spatial Master Plan.