WestInvest funds a swimming centre and activated high streets projects in Cumberland

Cumberland residents will enjoy an activated high street, a revitalised swimming centre and new parkland funded through the $5 billion WestInvest Fund.

Artist impression of glorious high street in Cumberland with tree blossoming birght pink petals in the foreground

In Cumberland more than $29 million in WestInvest funding has been allocated to three projects:

  • $14.6 million for the Guildford Pool Modernisation project which will revitalise the existing 50-year-old centre, including a new outdoor pool, water play park and change room facilities.
  • $7.6 million for the Lidcombe Town Centre High Street Activation project to deliver improved public domain and outdoor dining spaces to foster a strong sense of community belonging
  • $7 million for the Civic Park Pendle Hill Upgrade project to build on work already funded to create a new parkland, including a new table tennis zone, multi-purpose sport courts and barbecue areas.

Cumberland Council will contribute $2.8 million towards the Lidcombe Town Centre High Street Activation project.

The $14.6 million Guildford Pool Modernisation project will significantly upgrade the 50-year-old facility to provide an exciting new venue for the local community to get together to swim, exercise and keep cool.

The project will provide a range of new facilities including an outdoor 25-metre, eight-lane pool with ramp access, a waterplay park, pool deck showers and a community room.

The Lidcombe Town Centre High Street Activation project will provide a place for the community to come together.  The project will deliver dozens of new trees and more than 800 square metres of green landscaping to beautify the Lidcombe town centre.

These improvements, combined with expanded footpaths and cycleways, outdoor dining, street furniture and public art will change the face of Lidcombe.

The WestInvest funding for the Civic Park Pendle Hill project will allow Cumberland City Council to deliver the final stage of this much needed park refresh project to support a healthy natural environment, enhance connection to Country and provide green spaces for people to play and visit.

As part of the WestInvest Fund, $2 billion was reserved for priority Community Projects. This included $400 million for 15 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in West and South West Sydney, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.

A further $1.6 billion from the $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grants is available to local community groups.

A total of $3 billion is also set aside to deliver transformational projects that will benefit local communities, led by NSW Government agencies.

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