The Queanbeyan CBD is set for an upgrade thanks to $10 million in government funding.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the funds from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will be used to improve pedestrian access, boost safety and, importantly, support local retail.
The upgrades are planned for a section of Monaro Street, between Crawford and Lowe Streets. It is one of six stages of a plan to transform the Queanbeyan CBD over the next 10 years.
Mr Barilaro said the upgrade will deliver new wider walkways, improved drainage, lighting, seating and road refuges.
The upgrades form part of the broader CBD Masterplan endorsed by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and will reduce traffic noise and manage the flow of traffic in the CBD, providing greater safety for drivers and pedestrians.