Monday, May 23, 2022

Infrastructure funding windfall for Wollondilly

Wollondilly Shire Council has welcomed $1.7 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) to deliver a number of high priority projects across the region.

In a statement, Council said the funding would help to provide a range of much needed infrastructure:

–       The ability to bring forward priority road works across the Shire;

–       A shared pathway and extension of kerb & guttering in Bargo which will result in better pedestrian linkages throughout the town for residents;

–       Additional funding for the construction of a multi-purpose amenities building at Tahmoor Sporting Complex that will cater to the Shire’s sporting groups growing needs;

–       Upgrades and an expansion of the Netball Courts at Appin AIS Sportsground.

Federal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor said the funding reflected Wollondilly’s top priorities and would ensure the local community’s needs are met.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, bushfires, floods and other events around the shire, the past couple of years have been tough,” Mr Taylor said.

“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for these projects, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality and deliver lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.”

Mayor Matt Gould said he was “thrilled to secure these much-needed funds from the NSW Government to help bring forward sorely needed road works across the shire and continue our record breaking investment in our infrastructure, which we know is the number one priority for our community”.

“Council is committed to improving our roads, as well as investing in upgrades of our community facilities, so that residents in Wollondilly have access to the infrastructure we need and more opportunities to have fun and participate in a range of recreation activities in our towns and villages,” he said.

Work on the projects is set to commence this year.

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