The NSW Government has announced it will inject more than $90 million in funds to contribute to building local infrastructure for communities within the Blacktown and The Hills local council areas.
The NSW minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts says the funding from the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme, will help provide infrastructure needed for growing communities.
“Today we are releasing more than $69 million to Blacktown City Council and more than $21 million to Hills Shire Council,” says Roberts.
“The funds will be used by the councils to provide new parks, storm water management, new roads and road upgrades.
“This is one of the many ways in which the NSW Government is working with local councils to provide funding for infrastructure which will be used to benefit local communities.”
The funding is aimed at helping provide local residents with the infrastructure they need as the community grows, says a statement from Planning NSW.
“The funding will continue to benefit the active local community with plans to upgrade sports complexes, cycle ways and local parks,” says Roberts.
The funding comes in addition to the $262 million already provided by the state government to the two councils since 2011, in order to subsidise the delivery of local infrastructure.