New Year construction blitz to support local jobs in Western Sydney

Friday, 18 December 2020

Local jobs in the electorate of Parramatta are being supported under the Morrison Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) Program.

Four separate construction projects will commence in February 2021. The projects are:

  • A new basketball court and seating will be constructed in Doyle Ground Playground in North Parramatta; 
  • New lighting to address safety concerns will be installed at Hazelwood Rose Park in Carlingford;
  • Relocation of a raised pedestrian crossing at Thomas and Blaxcell Street and at Louis Street in Granville to boost pedestrian safety by preventing motorists from queuing over the crossing.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the LRCI Program is a critical part of the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

“By partnering with City of Parramatta Council and Cumberland City Council, we have been able to deliver these strategic investments that support jobs and deliver a better road network and community infrastructure,” Senator Payne said.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community as part of Australia’s economic comeback.”

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said the Council welcomed the Australian Government’s investment in the Central River City through the LRCI Program.

“Roads and community infrastructure are valuable assets to our rapidly evolving City, and I thank Senator Payne and the Australian Government for their investment in Parramatta,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Not only will this funding help us to deliver key amenities for our growing community, but it will also create much-needed local jobs, which will in turn help our economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Granville Ward Councillor Joe Rahme said the LCRI Program was a timely initiative.

“The Morrison Government and Senator Payne ought to be commended for delivering this to the people of Western Sydney,” Cr Rahme said.

“The strategic investment into local Councils like Parramatta and Cumberland is timely given the difficulties and constraints that have presented themselves due to COVID-19."

Local jobs are being supported in the Hawkesbury under the Morrison Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) Program.

Six separate construction projects to upgrade footpaths will commence in 2021.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the LRCI Program is a critical part of the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

“By partnering with Hawkesbury City Council, we have been able to deliver these strategic investments that are supporting jobs and a better road network,” Senator Payne said.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community as part of Australia’s economic comeback.”

Senator Payne said Hawkesbury City Council will receive a further $2.4 million funding injection, on top of the more than $1 million Council received in July, under an extension of the LRCI Program.

“This additional funding will help lock in our economic recovery in the longer term,” Senator Payne said.

“With a larger funding pool available, this is a valuable opportunity for Council to pursue some really significant projects that will benefit the community and secure jobs.”

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly, welcomed the announcement and said there were “a number of projects set to benefit from the funding”.

The following Hawkesbury City Council projects for LRCI Program funding that commence in 2021 are as follows:

  • 1.2m wide concrete footpath on the Southern side of Andrew Thompson Drive between Red House Crescent and McGrath Road, McGraths Hill.
  • 1.2 m wide concrete foot path on the southern side of Arndell Street between George Street and Court Street, Windsor. The project will provide a 200 m section of new concrete foot paving.
  • 1.2m wide concrete footpath on the northern side of Bathurst Street between Buckingham Street and Eldon Street, Windsor.
  • 1.2m wide concrete footpath on the Western side of Chatham Street between Bathurst Street and Eldon Street, Pitt Town. This is a missing section approximately 40m in length.
  • 1.2 m wide concrete foot path on both sides of the road in Court Street between Arndell Street and Pitt Street. The project will provide a total of 120m of concrete footpaving.
  • 1.2m wide concrete footpath on the southern side of Eldon Street between Somerset Street and Chatham Street.

Two projects already completed with LRCI funding:

  • 1.2 m wide concrete footpath on the southern side of the road between Laurence Street and Castlereagh Road, Hobartville.
  • 1.2 m wide concrete foot path on the eastern side of the road between Luttrell Street and Harold Avenue, Hobartville.

Three LRCI projects underway and are expected to be completed by end of 2020 are as follows:

  • 1.2 m wide concrete foot path on the northern side of Minchin Avenue between Luttrell and Laurence Streets, Hobartville over a distance of 220m, delivered in two instalments as two separate projects.
  • Construct a 1.2 m wide concrete footpath on the northern side of Windsor Street between Hobart Street and Pitt Street, Richmond over a distance of approximately 350m.
  • Rehabilitate two failed sections of Kurmond Road, addressing extensive pavement deformation including edge ruts and cracking.

“This important program is investing funds to renovate the change rooms at Granville pools - pools which have been a cornerstone of the Granville community for decades, and will continue to be well used into the foreseeable future.”

Parramatta City Council will receive more than $7.6 million, on top of the $1 million Council received in July, under an extension of the LRCI Program. Cumberland City Council has received over $1 million as part of the initial phase of the Program and will receive an additional $7m allocation under the LCRI extension.

The two Councils will be able to select the projects to be funded in their community according to priorities at the local level.

Local jobs in the Blue Mountains are being supported under the Morrison Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) Program.

A trio of projects will commence in March 2021. Select footpaths which are potential trip hazards will be replaced, kerbs at Katoomba Town Centre will be renewed, and a number of driveways will be upgraded. 

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the LRCI Program is a critical part of the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

“By partnering with Blue Mountains City Council, we have been able to deliver this strategic investment that is supporting jobs and delivering better community infrastructure,” Senator Payne said.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community as part of Australia’s economic comeback.”

Ward 1 Councillor Kevin Schreiber said the Blue Mountains will benefit from the federal investment.

“Frankly, I’ve lost track of how many times residents have told me about kerbs, gutters and roads that need to be fixed, so I’m pleased and thankful that the Federal government is helping our Council to address these practical issues,” Cr Schreiber said.

“Our local roads and footpaths receive a high volume of traffic, particularly because of the flow of tourists. These upgrades will improve these assets, boosting community access and safety. 

“This is a smart investment in our City because it will also support various local jobs as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Senator Payne said Blue Mountains City Council will receive a further $2.65 million funding injection, in addition to the more than $869,000 Council received in July, under an extension of the LRCI Program.

“This additional funding will help lock in our economic recovery in the longer term,” Senator Payne said.

“With a larger funding pool available, this is a valuable opportunity for Council to pursue some really significant projects that will benefit the community and secure jobs.”

More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.

Local jobs are being supported in the electorate of Chifley under the Morrison Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) Program.

Keffron Park in Lalor Park will be upgraded, with construction set to start on a new roof shade cover over the playground in March 2021. A new gazebo and concrete paths will also be provided.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the LRCI Program is a critical part of the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.

“By partnering with Blacktown City Council, we have been able to deliver this strategic investment that will support jobs and deliver better community infrastructure,” Senator Payne said.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community as part of Australia’s economic comeback.

“I will be keeping residents updated on the progress of these projects as they roll out.”

Senator Payne said Council will receive more than $11.2 million, on top of the more than $2.1 million Council received in July, under an extension of the LRCI Program.

“This additional funding will help lock in our economic recovery in the longer term,” Senator Payne said.

“With a larger funding pool available, this is a valuable opportunity for Council to pursue some really significant projects that will benefit the community and secure jobs.”

Blacktown City Council will be able to select the projects to be funded in their community according to priorities at the local level.

 

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