South West Sydney Gets $420M for Community Infra


An expansion to one of Sydney’s premier arts facilities, new parks and gardens and revitalised high streets are among the latest projects funded through the NSW Government’s $5 billion WestInvest program.

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Treasurer Matt Kean today announced more than $419.3 million in funding for councils, community groups and Local Aboriginal Land Councils in Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool and Wollondilly to deliver 32 transformational infrastructure projects.

The NSW Government has now committed more than $1 billion for 83 projects from the $1.6 billion WestInvest Community Project Grants – Competitive Round, with further successful projects to be announced over the coming weeks.

The projects announced today include:

  • $79 million for Campbelltown City Council to upgrade the Campbelltown Arts Centre, cementing its reputation as a premier cultural institution
  • $53.4 million for the Liverpool City Council to deliver the Carnes Hill Aquatic and Leisure Centre project which includes a new 50m pool and a range of aquatic, fitness and wellness activities to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the community
  • $43.9 million for the Liverpool City Council to deliver the Brickmakers’ Creek – Woodwood Park project which will transform an old drain into a naturalised water oasis surrounded by new trees and vegetation with a regional playground.
  • A combined $28.4 million for the Liverpool City Council to deliver three high street activation projects in Liverpool:
    • $13.4 million for a new urban plaza, pedestrian and cycling links and a reinvigorated streetscape on Macquarie Street
    • $8.1 million to embellish Scott Street and Memorial Avenue
    • $6.9 million to reconfigure and beatify Railway Street and increase outdoor dining.
  • $8.2 million for Autism Spectrum Australia to deliver the Aspect Therapy and Community Services Hub project
  • $7.4 million for the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council to deliver the $13.2 million Gandangara Cultural Connection Hub project which will establish a three-level, fully accessible cultural and arts facility for the community to connect, belong and thrive
  • $6.5 million for Campbelltown City Council to deliver the $6.9 million Dharawal Adventure Play Space which will include a play space on the banks of the upper Georges River that celebrates culture and connection to country
  • $4 million for Camden Council to deliver the Camden Community Nursery project which will convert an industrial area into a community nursery to produce local native plants
  • $2 million for the Wollondilly Shire Council to deliver the Redbank Park Master Plan project which includes an off-leash dog area, fitness space and playgrounds.
  • $925,100 for the Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council to improve the campsite accommodation facilities at Couridjah.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the WestInvest projects announced today will improve liveability and make Western Sydney a better place to live, work and play.

“West and South West Sydney is already an incredible place to live and WestInvest is making it even better by delivering improved facilities and more open spaces for the local community and generations to come,” Mr Perrottet said.

“These three exciting high street activation projects will make it easier for walkers and cyclists to move through and enjoy the local Liverpool area.”

Treasurer Matt Kean said the funding for the Campbelltown Arts Centre will significantly enhance the existing facility, cementing its reputation as a premier cultural institution in Sydney.

“WestInvest funding will enhance the exceptional existing facility to ensure more artists, locals and visitors can enjoy a range of arts and cultural facilities,” Mr Kean said.

“It will enable new partnerships with education and health and offer a range of courses to foster the next generation of artists in Western Sydney. It will also allow partnerships with the National Art School and Australian Film, Television and Radio School.”

More than 680 applicants submitted a WestInvest application to the value of more than $7.9 billion. The successful projects were announced after a comprehensive assessment process outlined in the WestInvest Community Project Grant Guidelines. All unsuccessful applicants will be offered a 1:1 feedback session.

Find out more about WestInvest on the website.

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