Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that Wollondilly will receive at least $20m for Council projects under the new WestInvest program.
“I look forward to discussing our priorities with the Councillors so we can target this funding on eligible projects like community infrastructure, open space, arts and culture facilities and job creating projects,” Mayor Gould said.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the landmark $5 billion WestInvest program would have the twin benefits of delivering new infrastructure and supporting jobs in one of the youngest, fastest-growing, and most diverse regions in the nation.
“West and South-West Sydney are already incredible places to live, and this program will secure a brighter future for families and residents by helping build new and improved facilities,” Mr Perrottet said.
Wollondilly is one of 15 councils in Sydney’s west and southwest who will share in $400 million, and will directly receive between $20-$35m for projects in the Shire.
The $5 billion Westinvest Fund is broken down as follows:
- $3 billion for NSW Government agencies to deliver transformational projects;
- $2 billion for high priority community projects;
- $1.6 billion allocated to community groups, non-government organisations, and local councils;
- $400m allocated directly to the 15 local councils.
The allocation of all $5 billion will be informed by the community “Have Your Say” process.
Mayor Gould has called on the government also to invest in key infrastructure projects for Wollondilly including public transport, key road projects like the Picton Bypass, schools and health facilities.
“Wollondilly has had a difficult couple of years due to Covid lockdowns, so I look forward to seeing this money invested in our community to create jobs and help our community rebound,” he said.
“I encourage Wollondilly residents to jump online and have their say on how the NSW Government project fund should be spent.”
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