27 February 2023
The NSW Government today announced more than $38 million for councils in Strathfield, Hawkesbury and The Hills for six transformational infrastructure projects which will shape the future of Western Sydney.
This takes the total number of projects funded through the WestInvest Community Project Grants – Local Government Allocation to 74, worth more than $400 million.
In Strathfield, almost $22 million has been allocated to four projects:
- $8.2 million for the Hudson District Park East project which will upgrade Hudson Park Oval and pavilion, improve traffic and build a playground with fitness and climbing areas;
- $7.8 million for the Begnell Field Revitalisation project which will deliver female and accessible change rooms and upgrade the surface and lighting at the sportsground;
- $4.2 million for the Airey Park Refurbishment project which will upgrade the oval and amenities to meet future community needs;
- $1.6 million for the Strathfield Park Revitalisation project which will transform the park with a new basketball court, a storage facility, seating and green open space.
In The Hills, $11.5 million has been allocated to the Castle Hill Showground Arena project to transform the arena into a multi-purpose sport, recreation and entertainment venue.
The project, in addition to the already announced $15 million Horseworld - Indoor Recreation Centre and $500,000 Upgrading of Flood Warning Infrastructure projects, takes funding for The Hills Shire Council from the WestInvest Local Government Allocation to almost $27 million.
In Hawkesbury, $4.8 million will go to the Turnbull Oval, North Richmond Park project which includes a new grandstand and associated facilities to support the growth of football, cricket, netball and tennis. This will complement the four Hawkesbury WestInvest projects, worth almost $17 million, announced in October 2022.
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 WestInvest Community Project Grants – Competitive Round has been awarded to 118 transformational projects across Western Sydney.