Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has welcomed the announcement that delivers more than three and a half million dollars in funding for the local communities of North Rocks and Carlingford from the City of Parramatta’s Stronger Communities Fund.
The announcement was headlined by the $2.5 Million Master Plan and Stage 1 Works for the North Rocks Community Centre at North Rocks Park.
Mr Elliott said the funding would improve community infrastructure and provide more opportunities for local youth.
“The NSW Government undertook Local Government reform to ensure ratepayer’s money was better spent on community infrastructure, and I am pleased the City of Parramatta is delivering on that commitment,” Mr Elliott said.
“While the Berejiklian Government is getting on with the job of delivering important roads and transport infrastructure which will benefit the people of North Rocks and Carlingford, the new Parramatta Council is delivering on a local level.”
City of Parramatta Local Representation Advisory Committee Member and Carlingford resident Andrew Jefferies said the announcement delivers a strong investment in the North Rocks and Carlingford communities.
“It’s critical that the City of Parramatta builds upon the recent years’ investment in local capital works renewal to ensure that North Rocks and Carlingford residents are looked after, well into the future. The renewal of older infrastructure, in one case, more than fifty years old, was identified as a key issue by local residents in the City of Parramatta’s Our City, Your Say community survey last year,” Mr Jefferies said.
“I am proud to support this key investment as a member of the Stronger Communities Fund’s panel deliberations and I call upon the City of Parramatta Administrator and her team to get on with the job of building this infrastructure for our community. I know that my own kids are looking forward to trying out these brilliant new playgrounds in the not too distant future.”
The Strong Communities Fund will provide funding for the following projects:
- Hills Community Aid – Young and Skilled Up – $25,275
- Replacement kitchen at Murray Farm Scout Hall – $9,880
- North Rocks Public School Playground to Plate – helping the community and environment- $39,677
- Replacement of playgrounds at North Rocks Park, Carmen Drive Reserve, Don Moore Reserve, Pine Tree Drive Reserve, Hunts Creek Reserve, John Wearn Reserve, Jason Place Reserve and Lindisfarne Avenue – $850,000
- North Rocks Community Centre Master Plan – $2,500,000
- Hunts Creek Walking Trail – $150,000