Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced that $10.6 million would be provided to build new parks and roads for new homes in The Hills.
The funding is distributed through the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme to support the supply of new homes.
“This is one way that councils and the NSW Government can fund things like roads, drainage and parks people want in their areas,” Mr Stokes said.
Funds could go into projects including new community facilities at Rouse Hill Library, new parks, road upgrades and cycleways.
Mr Stokes said to date the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme had provided more than $65 million to Councils across Sydney’s North West.
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet, Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams, Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor welcomed the funding.
“Today’s announcement is a great win for the Hills part of the Hawkesbury electorate. This investment will go a long way to ensuring we have the right infrastructure in place to support sustainable growth,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The Hills has the highest population of families with children anywhere in the country. It’s vital they have good quality parks and reserves,” Mr Williams said.
“This funding will ensure our unique lifestyle is preserved for future generations,” Mr Elliott said.
“This vital infrastructure funding is another example of this Government’s commitment to delivering for the people of the Seven Hills electorate,” said Mr Taylor.
The NSW Government has provided $77.6 million for the Hills Shire and Blacktown councils, in addition to $60.6 million already provided through the Local Infrastructure Growth Scheme for councils across Sydney’s North West.