WestInvest to Transform Local Communities

Local councils across West and South-West Sydney will be eligible for up to $400 million in funding as part of the first wave of the $5 billion WestInvest program. Community feedback is being welcomed by the NSW Government on how the $5 billion WestInvest fund can be best utilised in your community.

The new $5 billion WestInvest program is made possible by the Government’s successful WestConnex asset recycling strategy, which will help fund and deliver transformational projects that will enhance communities and help create jobs throughout West and South-West Sydney.

A total of $2 billion will be reserved for high priority community projects with an initial $400 million directly allocated to 15 Western Sydney Local Government Areas to advance shovel-ready local projects.

The initial Local Government tranche will deliver immediate community benefit, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.

The remaining $1.6 billion of the $2 billion community project fund will be allocated through a competitive round of grants open to non-government organisations, including community groups, not for profits, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and local councils.

The $2 billion community project fund, including the Local Government tranche, is set to launch before the end of March for eight weeks, with successful projects expected to be determined by September.

The fund will deliver transformational projects that will enhance communities and create jobs in 15 Western Sydney LGAs:

✅ Blacktown
✅ Blue Mountains
✅ Burwood
✅ Camden
✅ Campbelltown
✅ Canterbury-Bankstown
✅ Cumberland
✅ Fairfield
✅ Hawkesbury
✅ Liverpool
✅ Parramatta
✅ Penrith
✅ Strathfield
✅ The Hills
✅ Wollondilly

The fund targets 6 focus areas that will deliver immediate community benefit:

🌳 Quality green and open spaces
⚽️ Community infrastructure
👩‍🏫 School modernisation
🎭 Arts and cultural facilities
🎫 High Street activation
🚗 Local traffic programs

Find out more and give feedback at: https://lnkd.in/ghQmV3rF