Some of the overall benefits the Precinct seeks to provide include:
The Precinct will strengthen Picton’s role as the community, cultural and civic hub of Wollondilly. It will provide an important opportunity to conserve Picton’s heritage and character, while offering contemporary facilities that will make Wollondilly an even better place to live, learn, work and play.
The project will be funded with secured and available grants; received and projected development contributions; asset renewal funding; as well as a degree of borrowings to assist in timely implementation. Delivery of this project does not affect funding for Council’s road renewal and upgrade program which will continue as a critical priority.
Stage 1 is fully funded by grants including the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, developer contributions and building renewal funds.
The Western Parkland City Liveability Program is a key commitment under the Western Sydney City Deal, established with contributions from the Australian and NSW governments and the eight councils of the Western Parkland City. The funding is to assist in creating neighbourhoods that are liveable, creative, sustainable and healthy.
Wollondilly Shire Council has been granted Liveability Program funding to complete four projects:
The parameters of the Liveability Program funding means that Council cannot spend the money on any type of asset maintenance which includes fixing our roads.