$201.9 million infrastructure boost to support 24,000 new regional homes


The NSW Government and councils will together invest a further $201.9 million to fast-track infrastructure in growing regional communities, supporting the delivery of tens of thousands of new homes from Tweed Heads to Wagga Wagga.

As regional NSW plans for and delivers more homes to its growing communities, the NSW Government and councils are supporting that growth by funding and upgrading critical local services and infrastructure.

The funds will accelerate nine key projects, including wastewater and road upgrades to unlock development and bring more high-quality neighbourhoods to life faster.

Of the total investment made, $137.19 million has been allocated through the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund, with co-contributions of $64.7 million from five regional councils.

Unless we support the delivery of more homes, we will continue to lock young people out of housing or lose them to other states.

Successful projects include new sports fields in the Tweed Shire and road upgrades for Port Macquarie-Hastings to support thousands of new residents.

Funding has been allocated to the following projects:

  • Bathurst – Laffing Waters critical development infrastructure, supporting 2,270 new homes.
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings – Kew Sewerage Treatment Plant upgrade and Beechwood Road/Yippin Creek bridge upgrade, supporting 1,600 new homes.
  • Shoalhaven – Culburra wastewater treatment plant upgrades, supporting 1,012 new homes.
  • Tweed Shire – Tweed Coast Road upgrade and Depot Road sports fields, supporting 5,516 new homes.
  • Wagga Wagga – Northern Growth Area sewer upgrades and Plumpton Road North and South Road upgrades, supporting 14,500 new homes.

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