Delivering game-changing infrastructure for Box

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The Hills Shire Council, with the support of the NSW Government, is delivering game-changing infrastructure for the growing Box Hill community.

Council has successfully secured $30.4 million under Round Two of the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to build new facilities in the Box Hill release area.

In addition to this, Council has applied for an extra $28 million of funding under Round 1 of the AIF towards infrastructure delivery for the growing suburb.

If the additional funding is approved by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said it would greatly assist with future road, park, sports field and stormwater upgrades. It also has the potential to reduce the future contribution rate in Box Hill.

“It is fantastic to see so many people moving here, and it is important to deliver the infrastructure that local residents need,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“With the support of the NSW Government and through Council’s strong financial management, we’ve been able to lessen the pressure on our existing services and deliver new infrastructure – and ahead of schedule – that our residents need to live their best possible quality-of-life.

“We thank the NSW Government for their support and we look forward to working with them on these projects,” Mayor Gangemi added.

The AIF is a NSW Government initiative that supports western Sydney councils to deliver vital infrastructure in high-growth greenfield precincts, such as Box Hill, which will have 9000 additional dwellings once complete. It also creates jobs through the projects it funds, as well as boosts the economy which is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The AIF has been so beneficial in helping Council to speed up the delivery of critical projects, including the upgrade of Hezlett Road to four lanes and building the brand-new Balmoral Road Reserve Sports Complex, which was opened in July,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“A second Round of funding is exactly what the Box Hill community requires and we appreciate the NSW Government’s commitment to The Hills, which allows Council to roll out vital infrastructure that the community needs,” he added.

The projects receiving funding under Round Two of the AIF include:

  • Intersection upgrade at Old Pitt Town, Terry and Fontana Roads $2.83 million;
  • Annangrove Road upgrade $6.99 million;
  • Signalised intersection at Mount Carmel Drive, Old Pitt Town Road and Valetta Drive $2.72 million;
  • Roundabout at the intersection of Mason Road, Old Pitt Town Road and Nelson Road $3.05 million;
  • Two drainage basins, including raingardens and drainage structures, near the future Box Hill Town Centre $4.11 million (each of the drainage projects secured $1.87 million and $2.24 million respectively);
  • Culvert crossing at Centaurus Way in Box Hill $910,000; and
  • The Water Lane Reserve in Box Hill $9.79 million.

TOTAL = $30.4m

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