The NSW Government has allocated Hawkesbury Council almost $17 million in WestInvest funding for four transformational projects. This includes:
- $5.4 million towards the $8.8 million Woodbury Reserve Upgrade project to deliver a new playground, sports courts, a BMX pump track, a skate park and walking tracks.
- $4.5 million for the Kurrajong to Kurmond Cycleway project to deliver a 1.75km offroad shared path alongside Bells Line of Road between Kurmond and Kurrajong.
- $4.6 million towards the $9.87 million Fernadell Park and Community Facility development project to deliver new sporting facilities to encourage women and young people to get active.
- $2.3 million for the Getting around and discovering the Hawkesbury project to deliver wayfinding and signage to guide residents and visitors through the diverse attractions in the Hawkesbury.
Hawkesbury City Council will contribute a combined $8.7 million to the Woodbury Reserve Upgrade and Fernadell Park and Community Facility development projects.
These projects will provide residents with a place to connect to family and friends and better ways to connect to nature.
The Woodbury Reserve will be upgraded to better meet the needs of the community.
The project includes a new playground, multi-purpose sports courts, off leash dog area, BMX pump track, a skate park, walking paths and more.
The Kurrajong to Kurmond Cycleway Project will deliver a 1.75km off road shared path alongside Bells Line of Road between Kurmond and Kurrajong.
These works will complete a continuous off-road link between North Richmond and Kurrajong, providing infrastructure to increase active transport and recreation use by residents and tourists.
The Fernadell Park and Community Facility development project will deliver new sporting facilities to support the community and grow sports participation, especially for women and young people.
The project will deliver active sporting and passive recreation facilities for the Pitt Town and surrounding Community.
The getting around and discovering the Hawkesbury project is a wayfinding and signage initiative that aims to improve how visitors and residents are guided through the Hawkesbury area to find the diverse experiences, attractions and services on offer.
As part of the WestInvest Fund, $2 billion was reserved for priority Community Projects. This included $400 million for 15 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 Community Project Grants is available to local community groups. These projects are expected to be announced later this year.
A total of $3 billion is also set aside to deliver transformational projects led by NSW Government agencies.