Council welcomes Federal Government funding boost

Published on 30 July 2020

Mayor Byrne at South Maroota Reserve.JPG

The Hills Shire Council has received a $1.2 million funding injection to support local roads and community projects as part of the Federal Government’s Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program).

Money from the LRCI Program and a list of projects were considered during an Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday, July 28, with Councillors unanimously supporting the list of planned works.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne, thanked the Federal Government for enabling Council to accelerate important community projects, while also helping to stimulate the economy through the creation of vital construction jobs.

“This is fantastic news for The Hills Shire,” Mayor Byrne said.

“This additional funding will allow Council to fast track and build much-needed community facilities, as well as improve connectivity throughout our Shire.

“We have put together an extensive list of projects that we would like to see revitalised as part of this grant, including a shared pathway to be built at Bella Vista Farm, completion of a pathway circuit around Castlewood Reserve, lighting at Bernie Mullane Reserve and the construction of a basketball/netball half court at South Maroota Reserve,” Mayor Byrne added.

To add to these works, Council also nominated to construct a number of footpaths, including at Talisman Avenue in Castle Hill, Ellerslie Drive in West Pennant Hills, Kullaroo Avenue in Castle Hill, and at Park Ridge Circuit and Coral Crescent, both located in Kellyville.

“I’m glad we have a range of projects on the list so that we can make a positive impact on the community,” Mayor Byrne added.

Council’s nominated projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.