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Queanbeyan Bypass - Ellerton Drive Extension

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$86,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$25,000,000

Project Description

Construction of 4.6km of two-lane single carriageway, with climbing lanes and earthworks, linking Ellerton Drive to the Edwin Land Parkway at the intersection at Old Cooma Road, and a bridge over the Queanbeyan River.


The project will:

  • Provide an alternative route for through traffic, alleviating congestion in the  Queanbeyan CBD;
  • Support the future traffic growth associated with new housing developments in Googong and Tralee;
  • Provide a flood-free access through the CBD for 1:100 year flood events;
  • Provide alternative access for heavy vehicles; and
  • Reduce road safety risk and improve amenity within the CBD.


Australian Government contribution is capped at $25m and is provided on the basis of a NSW Government contribution of $25m.  The remaining funding is being met by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.


Construction on the project commenced late-2017 and is expected to be completed in Mid-2020.

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Project details last updated: 24/01/2019