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$40.9 million to fast-track critical infrastructure in NSW

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The NSW Government is investing $40.9 million to fast-track critical infrastructure for rapidly growing communities in Greater Sydney and the Central Coast where around 18,000 new homes are set to be built in the next three years.

The funds will support road upgrades at Waterloo, Box Hill, and Ryde, improved pedestrian connectivity in Parramatta, and a new sporting complex on the Central Coast.

The City of Parramatta, Central Coast Council, City of Ryde, The Hills Shire Council, and Transport for NSW will be responsible for delivering the projects, with construction planned to start from this month.

The fast-tracking of these projects aims to ensure around 18,000 new homes planned in these high-growth communities will have the infrastructure needed in time for the arrival of residents.

“I’ve made clear we need more housing supply, there’s no two ways about it,” said NSW Premier Chris Minns. “We are getting on with the job of delivering infrastructure to go alongside the new housing.

“The projects will help ensure these growing suburbs get the infrastructure they need and deserve.”

The fast-track infrastructure project funding includes:

  • Road intersection improvements at McEvoy Street and Botany Road in Waterloo ($13.5 million)
  • Pedestrian link through Parramatta CBD, linking Parramatta Square to Powerhouse Parramatta and the foreshore ($10.6 million)
  • Funding for a bridge over the Killarney Chain of Ponds at Box Hill ($8.2 million)
  • Investment for the construction of Colongra Sporting Complex on the Central Coast ($6 million)
  • Funding towards the installation of traffic lights at the junction of Parkes Street at Ryde ($2.6 million).

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said: “We’ve inherited a housing crisis so we’re doing everything we can to fast-track housing delivery and get more people into homes quicker.

“We need all parts of the system and all levels of government working together, focused on delivering high quality homes with the right infrastructure and in places where people want to live.

“These five projects are a great example of collaboration between councils and the state that will provide the infrastructure needed to deliver thousands of new homes for people in growing communities.”

All projects are expected to be delivered by mid-2026.

For a complete list of Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF) projects, visit:


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