Dunns Creek Road gets the go ahead

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DUNNS CREEK ROAD GETS THE GO AHEAD

August 21, 2020

A new road linking Queanbeyan’s growing suburb of Googong to the ACT is being fast-tracked
with a $27 million investment from the NSW Government.


Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Regional Transport and
Roads Paul Toole today announced the NSW Nationals in Government were delivering on their
election commitment to kick off Dunns Creek Road, with funding allocated to begin land
acquisition, planning and design.
“This project wasn’t on the agenda until 2041 but I promised locals that we would bring forward
the delivery of Dunns Creek Road and this funding will allow us to do just that,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We have already seen unprecedented growth in Googong, and this vital road will ensure we have
the right infrastructure in place as the region’s population continues to grow.
“With recent additions to the city’s road network including the duplication of Old Cooma Road and
the opening of the Ellerton Drive Extension, Dunns Creek Road is the next big road project for the
region.
“It will not only make life easier for residents in Googong, but it will take traffic out of
Jerrabomberra and provide a more direct link for many residents to the Monaro Highway and
Canberra’s south.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Dunns Creek Road will link Googong
from the Old Cooma Road and Googong Road intersection to the South Tralee development, with
a further connection to the Monaro Highway.
“Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has undertaken several studies on the corridor,
alignment, cost estimates, ecological and heritage constraints since,” Mr Toole said.
“Dunns Creek Road will be a useful addition to Queanbeyan’s road network and today’s funding
will allow the project to progress to the next step.”
Current planning for the Dunns Creek Road project sees an estimated total cost of upwards of
$200 million.

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