Record funding for community infrastructure

Local residents are set to benefit as the Minister for Regional Australia, Simon Crean, today announced approval of $100 million funding for community infrastructure.

“More than $405,000 has been invested in seven community infrastructure projects in the Chifley electorate via the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program,” said Mr Crean.

“The projects that will be funded include construction of a new asphalt car park at Heber Park in Hebersham, upgrading the current cricket practice nets at Joe McAleer Park in Glendenning and replacing the existing playground equipment and softfall material at William Mason Reserve in Mount Druitt.”

This now brings the Government’s total investment in the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program to more than $1 billion.

“These new projects will benefit the local community but are also expected to support more than 25 jobs in the Chifley electorate,” said Mr Crean.

Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic said, “These project have been proposed by the Blacktown Council to meet the individual needs of our local community.

“The Program is an example of localism in action, where the Australian Government is listening to communities and helping to deliver what locals want and need.”

Funding has been allocated to councils according to population, location and growth indicators, with councils submitting project proposals based on their notional allocation.

For more information on the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, please visit www.regional.gov.au.

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Ed Husic MP
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