FUNDING WINDFALL

FUNDING WINDFALL

Hawkesbury City Council has been awarded $1.08M in grant funding under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

The program is part of the Commonwealth Government’s $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program to assist local councils to deliver priority projects that:
• focus on local road and community infrastructure upgrades and maintenance

• involve construction, maintenance and/or improvement to council owned assets and that are accessible to the public

• support jobs, businesses and resilience in local economies.

As part of this funding, local councils were able to choose the projects to be funded in accordance with local priorities that create the greatest benefit for the community, the Hawkesbury City Council has identified a range of works and projects that can be commenced quickly to distribute the benefits of the stimulus package across the Hawkesbury. This package of projects to the value of $1,087,629 will comprise footpath and road projects located at North Richmond, Freemans Reach, Hobartville, Richmond, Windsor, McGraths Hill, Mulgrave and Pitt Town.

The Hills Shire Council received a $1.2 million funding injection which is being spent on a number of projects including a shared pathway to be built at Bella Vista Farm, completion of a pathway circuit around Castlewood Reserve, lighting at Bernie Mullane Reserve and the construction of a basketball/netball half court at South Maroota Reserve.

Council is also constructing a number of footpaths, including at Talisman Avenue in Castle Hill, Ellerslie Drive in West Pennant Hills, Kullaroo Avenue in Castle Hill, and at Park Ridge Circuit and Coral Crescent, both located in Kellyville.

The Federal Budget included a further boost to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program which will provide The Hills Shire Council with additional funding of $1,194,721.

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