Castle Hill is sharing in more than $139 million dollars worth of infrastructure funding to support the delivery of thousands of new homes and jobs across booming Western Sydney.
Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams MP said $30.4 million funding, delivered through the second round of the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF), will assist the delivery of The Hills Shire Council’s Annangrove Road Upgrade, Signalised Intersection at Old Pitt Town Road, Terry Road, and Fontana Road; Combined Basin, Raingarden and Drainage Structure at Box Hill; Signalised Intersection at Mount Carmel Drive, Old Pitt Town Road, and Valetta Drive; Combined Basin, Raingarden and Drainage Structure; Roundabout at Mason Road, Old Pitt Town Road, and Nelson Road; The Water Lane Reserve, and Centaurus Way – Culvert Crossing.
Mr Williams said “Western Sydney is experiencing record growth and it’s important that all levels of Government work together to unlock the land needed for new homes and ensure there is the right infrastructure in place to support that growth long term.”
A total of twenty-four council-led projects have been selected for AIF funding to speed up the delivery of important local infrastructure plans, including upgrades to roads and drainage systems, expanding public spaces, creating new sports facilities, and more.
The proposals selected – worth more than half a billion dollars collectively – are being delivered by seven councils, following the expansion of the AIF to include The Hills Shire Council as well as the other high-growth councils of Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Liverpool, Camden, and Campbelltown.
Combined, the projects will create up to 2,200 construction jobs, as well as unlocking 570 hectares of employment land dedicated to creating more jobs closer to home.
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said it was wonderful to see so many important projects green lit to meet the growing demand for new homes in the west.
“We know people want to live in areas like The Hills and that’s why we’re focused on getting homes built, with the right infrastructure in place from the get-go. In supporting councils to deliver these projects, we’re also giving industry greater certainty for investment into Western Sydney. It’s a win-win,” Mr Roberts said.
Mr Roberts said construction was well underway on the 14 projects from the first round of the AIF, with some projects finished or nearing completion including the Hezlett Road Upgrade, the Balmoral Road Reserve in Western Sydney, and the upgrade of Railway Terrace in Schofields.
For further details and the complete list of projects visit the AIF webpage here.