Funding local priorities in the Hawkesbury

Road and infrastructure projects underway across the Hawkesbury funded by the Albanese Government, have been the focus of a visit by Federal Minister for Regional Development, and Local Government, Kristy McBain MP.

These federally funded projects – valued at more than $434 million – are being delivered over several years, and are on top of bushfire and storm recovery projects.

Minister McBain met with Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP, Deputy Mayor Cr Barry Calvert and Hawkesbury City Councillors to see the progress of some these significant investments and to discuss the projects in the pipeline, which include:

  • The $400 million investment for the new Richmond Bridge and surrounding traffic improvements – being delivered by Transport for NSW
  • $7.47 million to support the delivery of priority local road and community infrastructure projects in the Hawkesbury, including $265,000 to renew a section of damaged road on Valder Avenue, Hobartville, from Cornwell Avenue to Holborrow Avenue
  • Almost $6 million dollars has been allocated to 13 traffic black spots in the Hawkesbury as part of the Black Spot Program, with more than $1 million committed to improving a 500-metre section of St Albans Road in Lower MacDonald to improve local road safety
  • $5.4 million in funding to Hawkesbury City Council in the Roads to Recovery program from 2019–20 to 2023–24
  • $3 million for Woodbury Reserve Adventure Park in Glossodia
  • $500,000 for playground upgrades in South Windsor
  • $400,000 for playground upgrades in Bligh Park
  • $11.2 million for the Hawkesbury Roads Upgrade Package

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Kristy McBain MP:

“It’s fantastic to see work progressing across the Hawkesbury thanks to the significant investment from the Albanese Government, which is ensuring that we can get priority projects off the ground - in partnership with the Hawkesbury City Council.

“Not only have we injected more funding to ensure local infrastructure is fit-for-purpose and meets community need, significantly increased funding is supporting road safety improvements across the Hawkesbury.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman MP:

“The Albanese Government is investing millions of dollars to improve our roads, parks and facilities across the Hawkesbury. I’ve advocated for this investment, and am pleased to see so many projects underway and I know what a difference they will make for residents.

“Hawkesbury residents can be confident that the federal government and our local council are working together to deliver this significant government investment.” 

Quote attributable to Hawkesbury City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Barry Calvertl:

“Our council welcomes the Australian Government’s investment in the Hawkesbury, which helps bring long-lasting and effective benefits for our local and diverse communities.”