Three community infrastructure projects in Pendle Hill, Guildford and Lidcombe are a step closer to reality after Cumberland City Council was successful in receiving funding from the NSW Government.
As part of the State Government’s WestInvest Community Project Grants, over $29m has been allocated to Cumberland City Council to improve local infrastructure, increase accessibility and revitalise key facilities and town centres across Western Sydney.
Civic Park at Pendle Hill will receive $7 million to progress the second stage of the Civic Park Upgrade, with a new nature playspace, table tennis and fitness zone, basketball court, picnic and BBQ areas, new amenities and improvements to landscaping.
The streetscape along Joseph and Bridge Street in Lidcombe Town Centre is set to be revamped under the $7.6m Lidcombe Town Centre High Street Activation Project, with an expanded pedestrian area to accommodate outdoor dining, new paving and street furniture, enhanced landscaping and lighting.
Meanwhile a new 25m outdoor pool, water play park, new amenities and facilities and the reconfiguration of the car park area has been earmarked in the $14.6m Guildford Pool Modernisation Project.
Council has undertaken initial planning and design work as part of the application process, which were flagged as key projects following feedback from the community.
Cumberland City Mayor Lisa Lake welcomed the announcement, saying these projects will help make Cumberland more liveable for residents, visitors and workers.
“These projects will benefit the community by improving our local streets in our town centres, enhance our local parks and open spaces, and increase accessibility around transport. It will also help boost the local economy, create jobs and improve the liveability and quality of life for our diverse community,” she said.
“As part of Council’s long term planning, we need to consider the needs of the community now and ensure we can provide services and facilities for a growing population. These local infrastructure projects are integral in creating a thriving community where we can live, work and play.”
“Council will continue to consult with the community as these infrastructure projects progress.”
Council is one of 15 Local Government Areas in Western Sydney that was eligible for funding. The $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grants includes $400 million for these Local Government Areas across West and South West Sydney.