Today the NSW Government announced a spectacular investment for projects in Hawkesbury, Blacktown and The Hills areas.
The YMCA at Yarramundi has secured $44 million in WestInvest funds for a camping, conference centre and outdoor education retreat redevelopment.
The Scout Association of Australia NSW was successful in receiving $1.6 million in WestInvest funds, to replace the old Kurrajong Scout Hall and will also get camping amenities, a carpark upgrade, indoor climbing and abseiling facilities, landscaping, lighting and tree planting
Hawkesbury City Council scored big time through the WestInvest funding by securing $75.4 million for a range of projects, including:
- $30.3 million for a major upgrade to the Richmond Swimming Centre which includes a new eight lane, 50 metre pool, an indoor pool, more shade areas, a splash feature park and additional picnic facilities
- $6.7 million for improvements to the Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre at South Windsor which will feature a shallow depth pool, a climbing wall facility, a children’s splash park, a solar heating plant, an extended child minding area, extra parking, an outdoor gym and water harvesting tanks
- $23.9 million for upgrades to North Richmond Community Precinct including a new library, a performing arts studio and an indoor sports stadium to accommodate netball, basketball, futsal and volleyball
- $9.8 million for the redevelopment of Tamplin Field which will feature a new synthetic field with off-grass spaces to include premier league soccer, rugby league, little athletics, dog training, school sports and personal trainers
- $4.7 million to deliver a new cycleway bridge over Rickabys Creek, Windsor which will complete the continuous path of travel for cyclists and pedestrians between Richmond and Windsor town centres
Congratulations also to Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) for receiving an investment of $5 million to build a new autism specific primary school in Box Hill (a suburb that shifts into the Hawkesbury state electorate in March this year).