After more than 20 years of work, the JRA's wishes have been finally realised with the opening of the Jerrabomberra High School inside the grounds of the Primary School for Day 1, Term 1 2023. The new high school precinct will be open for Day 1 Term 1 2024. More information can be found: https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/projects/j/new-high-school-in-jerrabomberra.html
Construction at the Lanyon Drive intersection will be the first package of improvements to commence as part of the overall Monaro Highway upgrade project.
Work is expected to commence in late 2023.
The first stage in construction of the overhead lines will be vegetation clearing of the disused rail corridor in which the new power poles will be situated. An area 20-25m wide will be cleared, starting in the vicinity of Henderson Road, Crestwood, continuing towards Tompsitt Drive, Jerrabomberra. These works commenced in early August.
Temporary fencing has been erected at the site of the Zone Substation, and construction commenced late June 2023. Earthworks will be carried out at the Zone Substation site off Environa Drive and will continue for approximately two months. Once earthworks are complete, general construction of the substation will begin.
Further information regarding the project, including environmental reports, can be found at the Essential Energy Engagement website https://engage.essentialenergy.com.au/south-jerrabomberra.
Dunns Creek Road will link Googong from Old Cooma Road and Googong Road intersection to the South Tralee development, with a further connection to the Monaro Highway.
In 2015 QPRC selected Option 5 as the preferred route for the road from Old Cooma Rod to Isabella Drive/Monaro Highway.
In 2019, the NSW government invested $27 million into the project to begin land acquisition, planning and design. At this time the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole. “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.”
Mr Barilaro said “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,”
Recently in the area, Old Cooma Road has been duplicated, the Ellerton Drive extension has opened and Barilaro said Dunns Creek Road is the next big project for the region.
The plans estimate a total cost of upwards of $200 million for the entire project.
Holcim Australia operates Cooma Road Quarry, a hard rock quarry located behind Jerrabomberra. Cooma Road Quarry has been operating at the site since 1959 and is considered a significant regional supplier of granite and dacite hard rock aggregates.
The JRA has been a member of the Quarry Community Consultation Committee since its inception. The purpose of the Committee is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of Holcim, the community, the council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the mine’s operations, environmental performance and community relations, and to keep the community informed on these matters.
The JRA has been a member of the Canberra Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group since its inception in 2017.
The Community Aviation Consultation Group meets three times a year to consult with Peak Community Organisations, the Aviation, Tourism and Business Sectors and Government. It is convened by a person who is independent of the Airport and able to manage the deliberations of the Group in an impartial manner. The current Chair is Mr Bob Ross from the Pialligo Residents Association.