The City of Parramatta’s Stronger Communities Fund is delivering more than three and a half million dollars in funding for the communities of North Rocks and Carlingford.

The funding will improve community infrastructure and provide more opportunities for local youth.

The NSW Government undertook Local Government reform to ensure ratepayer’s money was better spent on community infrastructure, and I am pleased the City of Parramatta is delivering on that commitment.

While the Berejiklian Government is getting on with the job of delivering important roads and transport infrastructure which will benefit the people of North Rocks and Carlingford, the new Parramatta Council is delivering on a local level.

It’s critical that the City of Parramatta builds upon the recent years’ investment in local capital works renewal to ensure that North Rocks and Carlingford residents are looked after, well into the future.

The renewal of older infrastructure, in one case, more than fifty years old, was identified as a key issue by local residents in the City of Parramatta’s Our City, Your Say community survey last year.

The Strong Communities Fund will provide funding for the following projects:

• Hills Community Aid – Young and Skilled Up – $25,275

• Replacement kitchen at Murray Farm Scout Hall – $9,880

• North Rocks Public School Playground to Plate – helping the community and environment- $39,677

• Replacement of playgrounds at North Rocks Park, Carmen Drive Reserve, Don Moore Reserve, Pine Tree Drive Reserve, Hunts Creek Reserve, John Wearn Reserve, Jason Place Reserve and Lindisfarne Avenue – $850,000

• North Rocks Community Centre Master Plan – $2,500,000

• Hunts Creek Walking Trail – $150,000