NSW Government

Stronger Councils | Stronger Communities

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

The merger of Palerang and Queanbeyan City councils

On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council”.

Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.

  • Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
  • Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
  • Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.

Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.

Key information about the new council:

Population: 56,368

Area (sq Km): 5,319

Number of councillors: 11


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Merger Benefits

Managing the implementation

An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.  

Name: Tim Overall

Interim General Manager
Name: Peter Tegart

For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)

Stronger Communities Fund 

With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.

Projects for Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Various projects $281,543
Araluen Section 255: Araluen facilities $15,000
Braidwood, Bungendore and Captains Flat Eastern pools: Braidwood, Bungendore and Captains Flat $400,000
Braidwood and Bungendore Town Centre Improvements $1,000,000
Queanbeyan Rustern House Queanbeyan $550,000
Bungendore Abbeyfield Aged Accommodation Bungendore $500,000
Googong Dog Park Googong $125,000
Karabar Refurbish Netball Courts Karabar $175,000
Queanbeyan Wet Play Area Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre $450,000
Queanbeyan Showground Grandstand Queanbeyan $350,000
Queanbeyan Seiffert Oval Lights Queanbeyan $200,000
Braidwood BWD Rec Ground Stage 2 $300,000
Bungendore BGD Rec Ground Stage 1 Bungendore $1,500,000
Queanbeyan River path including low level foot bridge Queanbeyan $760,000
Karabar Streetscape improvements, commercial precinct Karabar $46,000
Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Park central playground equipment Queanbeyan $250,000
Queanbeyan Glebe Park Playground Queanbeyan $90,000
Queanbeyan Henderson Road Recreation Area Queanbeyan $125,000
Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre – paint and restore domes and archway Queanbeyan $150,000
Queanbeyan Seiffert oval spectator entrance improvements Queanbeyan $200,000
Captains Flat Upgraded community facilities Captains Flat $100,000
Braidwood Lascelles Street upgrade Braidwood $800,000
Queanbeyan Upgrade Lighting Margaret Donohue Oval Queanbeyan $200,000
Queanbeyan Queens Bridge approach enhancement from Yass Road Queanbeyan $200,000
Braidwood Contribution to water storage infrastructure, Braidwood Servicemen’s Club and Braidwood community facilities $45,000
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Queanbeyan Landcare Inc. Friends of Mt Jerrabomberra and Stringybark Ridge (FOMJASR) Bushcare Group $1,386
Wamboin "Drop In" Activity Group Wamboin "Drop In" Activity Group $2,000
Karabar Preschool Office area renovation $2,420
Wamboin Community Association Inc. (WCA) Littlish Libraries for Wamboin, Bywong and Sutton – A Little Free Library community book swap project $3,500
Nerriga Progress and Sporting Association Inc. Painting and refurbishing of exterior and parts of interior of Nerriga Hall $5,410
Royalla Country Fair Association Inc. Power to the Royalla Country Fair $8,500
Braidwood Recreation Ground s.355 Committee Furnishing the newly acquired Canteen and Club Room at Braidwood Recreation Grounds. $9,330
Queanbeyan District Cricket Club Queanbeyan Cricket Pavilion Clock $10,000
Majors Creek Festival Inc. Waste recovery and Landcare partnerships at a public event $11,637
Bungendore Preschool Renovating existing bathroom to provide a clean and safe environment $13,518
Burra Community Association (BCA) in cooperation with the Burra, Cargill Park Management Committee (S355 Committee) (BCPMC) Enhancements to Burra Park and hall $13,680
Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association Solar Gain $14,000
Queanbeyan District Cricket Club Queanbeyan Cricket Pavilion Improvement Project $15,000
Valmar Support Services Ltd Linking community service provision for sustainable flexibility $17,500
EveryMan Australia Inc. Regional Partnerships in preventing domestic and family violence $20,000
Braidwood Men's Shed Triple Garage $25,000
Bungendore War Memorial Hall Replacement of windows and restoration of window surrounds, and repainting of the hall $25,000
Queanbeyan Little Athletics Centre (QLAC) Moving QLAC into the 21st century $25,000
Queanbeyan District Girl Guides Queanbeyan Girl Guides facility upgrade $25,000
Braidwood Urban Landcare Group (BULG) Flood Creek Community Recreation Precinct $26,000
Les Reardon Reserve s.355 Committee in conjunction with Bywong Community Assoc Inc. Safe facilities access for the Les Reardon Reserve $26,365
Wamboin Community Association Inc. (WCA) Enhancing the capability of the Wamboin Community Hall Complex through the purchase and installation of Audio Visual (AV) equipment. $30,000
Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club Inc. Disability Access Project $32,162
Royalla Common s.355 Committee Completion of Royalla Community Hall $32,168
Campbell Street Children's Centre Bathroom renovation & re-fencing of service outdoor playgrounds. $33,000
Braidwood & District Historial Society Museum Archival Storage Project $41,000
Braidwood Regional Art Group (BRAG) Enhancing community access and opportunity at the Braidwood Community Arts Centre. $46,150
Bungendore Showground Trust Upgrading and rationalising the exhibition hall and undercover facilities $48,572
1st Bungendore Scout Group Construction of a Scout & Community Hall in Bungendore $50,000
Googong Residents Association Googong Dog Park $50,000
Monaro Panthers FC Inc. Community Football Support $50,000
Home in Queanbeyan Extending Home - Giving Hope $50,000
Queanbeyan Tigers Australian Football Club Inc. Upgrade of oval lighting at Allinsure Park (Margaret Donoghoe Sporting Complex) Queanbeyan $50,000
Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum Society Inc. Queanbeyan Museum Rural Display Redevelopment: Conservation, Interpretation and Protection Works $50,000
Braidwood National Theatre and Community Centre s355 committee Braidwood National Theatre & Community Centre (BNTCC) Building insulation and refurbishment. $50,000
Italian Community Festival Inc. Casa d' Italia - Italian Community Hall $50,000
Queanbeyan Netball Association Resurfacing Queanbeyan Netball Courts $50,000
Queanbeyan Children's Special Needs Group Inc. Group Therapy Room, 1 Thorpe Avenue Queanbeyan $50,000
Queanbeyan Art Society Extension to Queanbeyan Art Society 2016/2017 $50,000
Gundillion Recreation Reserve Trust Co-funding for Telecommunications Tower at Gundillion Krawarree $50,000
Lions Club of Queanbeyan Inc. Queanbeyan Lions Centenary Legacy Project – Lions Inclusive Playground $50,000
Araluen Area s.355 Committee New Public Toilet Block for the Araluen Recreation Ground $50,000
Braidwood Showground s.355 Committee Projects for Braidwood Showground Reserve Committee, Braidwood Show Society, Braidwood Rodeo Association, Braidwood District Pony Club (2 projects), Braidwood Polocrosse Club, Braidwood Campdraft Club $100,000