20 June 2024

The Hon Kristy McBain

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro

Cr Kenrick Winchester

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council


The Albanese Government continues to invest in high impact local projects across the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

As part of this, $400,515 in federal funding under the Roads to Recovery Program has supported major stabilisation works along 1km of Burra Road, from London Bridge heading south.

The works have included the rehabilitation and widening the road by adding 100mm of gravel to the road, stabilising the existing pavement and applying a 10mm primer seal.

The project will go a long way in ensuring residents of Burra and the surrounding communities are safer on our roads.

The Albanese Government is making local roads safer with $4.4 billion available under the Roads to Recovery program over the next five years.

We’ve committed to progressively double the program’s funding to $1 billion annually, delivered in the 2024-25 Budget.

The funding increase will allow local governments to plan for the long-term maintenance and upgrade of their road network, shielding critical road safety measures from the uncertainty of budget cycles.

Under the funding boost, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council will receive an additional $5,805,339, taking its total Roads to Recovery funding to $13,443,884.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain:

“Rural communities like Burra matter – and it’s important we continue to invest in local roads across Queanbeyan-Palerang to make them safer.

“I’m proud to be delivering the funding for these works and look forward to seeing them completed.”

Quotes attributable to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Kenrick Winchester:

“We thank the Australian Government for their support in funding this upgrade at Burra Road.

“Council has an extensive road network to maintain, and without funding from the Government, we wouldn’t be able to upgrade and make safe this critical piece of infrastructure.”