Successful application for NSW Accelerated Infrastructure Fund grants

Council accepted the funding offer of $70.79 million of grant funding through the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF) – Round 3.

The funding is designed to provide critical infrastructure to support sewer upgrades in the Northern Growth Area and the duplication of Plumpton Road North and Plumpton Road South to support the delivery of new homes.

Under the funding requirements for the AIF, Council is required to contribute a minimum of 25 per cent towards the grant. Over the three successful projects this equates to a contribution of $23,598,736.

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Council’s draft 2024-25 Long Financial Plan includes total project budgets – including planned phasing over the life of the projects – in the capital works program.

Director Regional Activation John Sidgwick outlined the next steps for project to duplicate Plumpton Road North and Plumpton Road South.

“Council will now progress with concept designs and intersections treatments for the Plumpton Road upgrades,” Mr Sidgwick said.

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“Once the concept plans have been developed, Council will consult with the local community prior to commencing works.”

The funding for the three Wagga Wagga projects was announced recently by the Minister for Planning and Open Spaces as part of a wider investment of $137.19 million in the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund program to fund nine regional infrastructure projects, to support the delivery of 24,000 new regional homes.

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