Aerial view of Old Cooma road duplication

Monaro Palerang Roads Package

The NSW Government has invested in a $70 million program of works to improve a number of roads in the Monaro state electorate.

Project information

These upgrades are within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) local government area and include:

  • The duplication of Old Cooma Road, to improve alignment and capacity between Edwin Land Parkway and Googong Road.
  • The upgrade of four sections of Nerriga Road (MR92)
  • A new roundabout at the corner of Malbon Street and Molonglo Street on the Kings Highway in Bungendore.

QPRC will manage the delivery of the work associated with the program.

The Old Cooma Road - Stage 2 project involved the 4.5 kilometre duplication of Old Cooma Road between Edwin Land Parkway and Googong Road to improve safety and traffic flow. A 2.5 metre off road shared path has also been provided for pedestrians and cyclists, linking Queanbeyan to Googong.

Construction started in early 2019 and was completed in mid-2020.

For more information visit the QPRC website.

This program of work involves safety upgrades to more than 11 kilometres of Nerriga Road:

  • Stage 1 - Grants Road to Stewarts Crossing Road (5km) - was completed in December 2018.
  • Stage 2 - Stewarts Crossing Road to Charleyong Bridge (3.1km) - was completed in October 2019. This also linked to new sections of Nerriga Road on the approaches to the new Charleyong Bridge.
  • Stage 3 - Durran Durra Range - Brightside Road to Grants Road (3.1km) - currently underway and expected to be completed by mid-2021.
  • Stage 4 - Kings Highway/Nerriga Road intersection - this stage is expected to begin in late 2020.

Work includes both widening and sealing of unsealed sections with the aim of working toward a Higher Mass Limit route from Nowra to the Kings Highway at Braidwood.

Work on Nerriga Road has started. For more information visit the QPRC website.

This project includes a new roundabout at the corner of Malbon and Molonglo streets in Bungendore. The roundabout will reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Major work is expected to start in September 2020 and be completed by late 2020, weather permitting.

For more information visit the QPRC website.

Contact us

For further information about the program of works please call

Phone: 1300 735 025 or

Web: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council website



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