Second Hawkesbury infrastructure package nearing completion
Eighteen out of twenty-two infrastructure projects funded by the Morrison Government and being delivered by Hawkesbury City Council under Phase 2 of Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program are complete, with work continuing to finish the remaining four.
Last year, Council was allocated over $2.4 million from the Morrison Government and chose to invest the funding in a series of footpath and road upgrades across the Hawkesbury.
New footpaths are now installed at:
• Old Hawkesbury Rd, McGraths Hill
• Plimsoll Street, McGraths Hill
• Wolseley Road, McGraths Hill
• Pitt Town Rd, Maraylya
• Ivy Avenue, McGraths Hill
• Macquarie St, Windsor
• Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Heights
• Walker St, South Windsor
• Ham Street, South Windsor
• Hawkesbury St, Pitt Town
• Argyle Street, South Windsor
The following roads have been resurfaced:
• Mileham St, South Windsor
• Kurmond Rd, Wilberforce
• Industry Rd, Mulgrave
• Terrace Rd, North Richmond
• Mill Road, Kurrajong
• Wire Lane , North Richmond
• Sanctuary Drive, Windsor Downs
In October 2021, Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly, inspected a freshly resurfaced Mileham Street in Richmond.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the LRCI program had been a significant success.
“Part of the government’s plan to cement our economic recovery has seen federal funding flow to local councils across Australia for small-scale infrastructure projects,” Senator Payne said.
“This funding has improved our local area and supported local jobs during the planning and construction phase.”
In January 2022, Council was allocated a further $2.1 million to invest in additional priority projects under Phase 3 of the LRCI program.
Senator Payne said the third round of funding was critical.
“With Phase 2 drawing to an end, Council will be able to shortly start work on a new batch of local infrastructure projects,” Senator Payne said.
“I know Mayor Patrick Conolly and Council are looking forward to rolling out this third phase as quickly as is possible so that the economic benefits of this investment is fully realised.”
Hawkesbury Mayor, Cr Patrick Conolly, said the federal government’s ongoing investment in local infrastructure was supporting local jobs.
“We welcome the third phase of funding as it ensures Council can complete much needed infrastructure works; it also keeps the momentum going to deliver priority projects that focus on local road and community infrastructure upgrades and maintenance,” Mayor Conolly said.
“LRCI projects are supporting jobs and increasing resilience in our local economy.
“The infrastructure works and projects are being commenced quickly to distribute the benefits of the stimulus package across the Hawkesbury.”
Under Phase 1 of the LRCI program, new footpaths and roads were repaired at North Richmond, Hobartville, Richmond, Windsor, Pitt Town, McGraths Hill, Freemans Reach & Mulgrave.