Sydney’s west receives $139M for new infrastructure
$139 million in funding is available for eight Western Sydney councils in round two of the Accelerated Infrastructure Funding (AIF) program.
Round 2 will provide $139 million to co-fund and accelerate the delivery of local infrastructure in high-growth areas of Western Sydney. It aims to support construction activity and the release of new homes and employment lands in greenfield areas where councils lead the delivery of local infrastructure.
Round 2 of the AIF expands the program to include other high-growth councils, including Blacktown, The Hills, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, and Wollondilly.
Funding will be allocated according to the anticipated growth in greenfield areas in each local government area, the amount of development that will occur as a result of the funding , and the amount of co-funding the councils can provide. Projects must be able to begin construction within 2 years.
Project nominations will be scored in consultation with an expert panel including the Department’s Planning and Public Spaces teams and the Chief Engineer. Transport for NSW may also be consulted where relevant.
Councils will be allocated funding according to anticipated growth in each local government areas, the amount of development the funding will support and the amount of co-funding that councils can provide.
Project nominations are now open and councils will need to apply by 31 October 2021 to be considered.
For more information visit NSW Infrastructure fund.