Western Sydney Liveability Program funding

Hawkesbury City Council welcomes the announcement of $18.75 million funding ($15M from State and Federal funding plus $3.75 million from Council), for the Hawkesbury’s Vibrant Towns and Villages project under Round 1 of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program as part of the Western Sydney City Deal.

The Hawkesbury’s Vibrant Towns and Villages project is a placemaking program that will focus on improving the town centres of Windsor, Richmond and South Windsor.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said the funding will create exciting opportunities for the Hawkesbury community and businesses in Windsor, Richmond and South Windsor and will also create places that attract locals and visitors, build business confidence and improve the way the town centres function.

“The first step will be to plan what we will be doing in the towns before design and construction commences,” Councillor Calvert said.

Councillor Calvert added that Council has already commenced the journey of revitalising its town centres with the assistance of Council’s Town Centres Working Group, which will continue to work with the community and businesses to create vibrant hubs.

Hawkesbury City Council is one of the eight City Deal councils who will receive funding for local community infrastructure projects under the program.

Each of the projects will be co-funded by the three levels of government. The Australian and NSW Governments are each contributing $60 million to the program. Councils are providing a further $50 million under this round, taking the total program investment beyond the $150 million initially committed.

The Western Sydney City Deal is a 20 year-agreement between Australian and NSW Governments, and the eight Councils of the Western Parkland City to capitalise on the once-in-a-generation opportunity presented by Western Sydney Airport and to deliver transformative change to the region.

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