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NSW announces $201.9m infrastructure investment

The New South Wales Government has announced that it will collaborate with local councils to deliver $201.9 million in extra infrastructure funds.

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Announced via the Department of Planning and Public Spaces, the funding will be directed toward infrastructure – such as wastewater and road upgrades – to support the 24,000 new homes. According to Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully, the infrastructure investment is necessary because a new home was “no good” if people couldn’t “flush the toilet or drive down the road”.

“Accelerated delivery of infrastructure like sewage treatment plants and adequate roads will allow more new homes to be approved sooner in these growing regional areas,” he said. “Housing affordability and availability is the biggest single pressure facing the people of NSW, and that’s why we are focusing investment in these key infrastructure projects to clear the way for new and thriving communities to take shape.”


Funding for the investment will be shared by the NSW Government and five regional councils, with the Government contributing $137.19 million through the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund, and the other councils co-contributing $64.7 million.

Funding has been allocated for the Bathurst – Laffing Waters critical development infrastructure, Port Macquarie-Hastings – Kew Sewerage Treatment Plant upgrade and Beechwood Road/Yippin Creek bridge upgrade, Shoalhaven – Culburra wastewater treatment plant, Tweed Shire – Tweed Coast Road upgrade and Depot Road sports fields, and Wagga Wagga – Northern Growth Area sewer upgrades and Plumpton Road North and South Road upgrades.

“These areas are growing fast,” said Minister Scully, “and this funding will mean people will have functioning and well- serviced new homes to live in.”

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