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29 April 2022 Posted by 

INVESTMENT IN BOOMING WEST HOUSING

Infrastructure to support 30,000 new homes
THE NSW Governmnt is ramping up its investment in vital infrastructure to support the delivery of more than 30,000 new homes in high growth areas of Western Sydney, including Blacktown.
Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts have announced 24 council-led projects have been selected for funding through the second rounthe NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF).
 
“We are supporting growing communities with a $139M investment to speed up the delivery of important local infrastructure plans, including upgrades to roads and drainage systems, expanding public spaces and creating new sports facilities,’ Mr Perrottet said.
 
“This is about State Government working with local government to unlock land, build ciritical infrastructure and ultimately deliver thousands of homes across Western Sydney.”
 
“Our strong economic management means we can invest more in communities and build what matters. This is how we're securing a brighter future for NSW families.”
 
The proposals selected – worth more than half a billion dollars in total – are being delivered by seven councils, following the expansion of the AIF to include the high-growth councils of Blacktown, The Hills, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Liverpool, Camden, and Campbelltown.
 
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said combined, the projects will create up to 2,200 construction jobs as well as unlocking 570 hectares of employment land dedicated to creating more jobs closer to home.
 
“We know people want to live in these areas and that’s why we’re focused on getting homes built, with the right infrastructure in place from the get-go. In supporting councils to deliver these projects, we’re also giving industry greater certainty for investment into Western Sydney. It’s a win-win,” Mr Roberts said.
 
Mr Roberts said construction was well underway on the 14 projects from the first round of the AIF, with some projects nearing completion including the Balmoral Road Reserve in Western Sydney, and the upgrade of Railway Terrace in Schofields.
 
“It’s wonderful to see these projects progress and I look forward to that momentum continuing as we work to meet the growing demand for new homes in the west.”
 
For further details and the complete list of projects visit the AIF webpage here.
 


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