Wollondilly Liveability Fund Projects Announced
Posted on: 23.01.2019
Wollondilly Council has received funding for a number of projects to promote healthy living and improve quality of life for our community under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal.
The successful projects were announced today under Round 1 of the program, with each of the eight City Deal councils receiving funding for local infrastructure projects.
The Wollondilly projects to receive funding include a district skate facility at Appin, outdoor fitness equipment in eight locations across the Shire, plus planning and consultation for a community, cultural and civic precinct in Picton as well as future planning for the regional sporting complex at Tahmoor.
Mayor Matthew Deeth said, “We are excited to receive this first round of funding to bring these local projects to life.”
“This community infrastructure will make a positive difference to our residents; promoting healthy lifestyles, supporting cultural activities and making Wollondilly an even better place to live, learn, work and play.”
“It has been great to see eight Mayors working together at a regional level for a long term commitment to the people of Western Sydney as part of the City Deal,” he said.
Each of the projects across the eight councils will be co-funded by the three levels of government, with the Australian and NSW governments each contributing $60 million to the program. Councils are providing a further $50 million to the program.
A second round of the Liveability Program is expected to take place later in 2019, with councils who did not apply for their full funding in Round 1 eligible to apply.
The Appin skate facility and the outdoor exercise stations will commence this financial year with the bulk of the work being carried out next financial year.
Council will use the outcomes of the planning and consultation funding for the community, cultural and civic precinct in Picton and the Tahmoor sporting complex for the Round 2 application later this year.