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The Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF) was announced by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces on 3 April 2020 as part of the Planning System Acceleration Program to cut red tape and fast-track planning processes to keep people in jobs and the construction industry moving throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

 

The AIF provides $75.9 million to support the delivery of community infrastructure in high growth areas of Blacktown and The Hills Local Government Areas (LGAs) in North West Sydney. This includes funding for councils to deliver local roads, stormwater infrastructure and public open space projects to unlock plans for development of new homes and employment land. The objectives of the fund are to:

  1. Fund infrastructure that unblocks development approvals and enables development activity
  2. Stimulate construction activity by investing in ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects
  3. Reduce local developer contributions
  4. Encourage developers to enact development approvals and invest in construction.

 

The AIF sits alongside existing Infrastructure Funding, such as the Housing Acceleration Fund within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to support the continued delivery of new homes and jobs throughout NSW.

 

Accelerated Infrastructure Fund projects

The AIF provides Blacktown City Council with $45 million and The Hills Shire Council with $30.96 to co-fund and accelerate the delivery of fourteen community infrastructure projects worth $145.99 million. Under the scheme, local developer contributions will be capped at $50,000 per dwelling from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.

 

The projects are planned to be in construction by December 2020 and will support the development of 40,000 new homes, 115 hectares of employment land and will create up to 1,000 new jobs during construction.

 

View more information on all the AIF projects by using the interactive map below.
Additionally, you can also view a larger version of this map.

 

 

Projects at a glance

 
Project Description Start date Status
Project Balmoral Road Reserve Description Delivery of a multipurpose sporting and recreational facility between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill Regional Park. Start date September 2020 Status In construction
Project Bioretention Monitoring and Optimisation Project Description Construction and monitoring of alternate bioretention systems located at the Kudgee Street stormwater detention basin in the Alex Avenue Precinct. Start date July 2020 Status In construction
Project Glengarrie Road, Marsden Park Description Upgrade of existing rural road to a full width sub-arterial road from South Street to Avocet Circuit. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Grange Avenue, Marsden Park Description Upgrade of Grange Avenue from a rural road to a full width collector road from Richmond Road to Bells Creek. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Hezlett Road, Kellyville Description Upgrade of Hezlett Road to 4 lanes between Samantha Riley Drive and The North Kellyville Town Centre bypass road. Start date August 2020 Status In construction
Project Little Creek South Street Basin Description Stormwater detention basin providing 56,200m3 of storage and 2000m2 bioretention filter area servicing the Little Creek catchment in Marsden Park Industrial. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Loftus Street, Riverstone Description Upgrade of Loftus Street from a rural road to standard that will enable a future full width sub-arterial road from Windsor Road to Schoffel Street. Start date October 2020 Status In construction
Project Railway Terrace, Schofields Description Upgrade of existing rural road to a collector road and Schofields Town Centre collector road from Jerralong Drive to Jacqui Avenue. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Regent Street, Riverstone Description Upgrade of Regent Street from a rural road to local road servicing the Riverstone Precinct. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Reserve 882 and associated stormwater works, Jerralong Drive Schofields Description Delivery of a regional sports park with integrated stormwater infrastructure. Start date December 2020 Status In planning
Project Reserve 885, Farmland Drive Schofields Description Delivery of a neighbourhood park, adjacent the grounds of Alex Avenue Public School. Start date October 2020 Status In construction
Project Rouse Road, Rouse Hill Description Upgrade of Rouse Road from a rural road to a Standard Collector Road from Windsor Road to the Rouse Road bridge at Second Ponds Creek. Start date July 2020 Status In construction
Project Samantha Riley Drive and Hezlett Road, Kellyville Description Signalisation of the intersection. Start date August 2020 Status In construction
Project South Street Drainage Line and Glengarrie Basin Description Trunk drainage line and stormwater detention basin providing 23,000m3 of storage and 1,300m2 bioretention filter area servicing the Little Creek catchment in Marsden Park Industrial and Marsden Park. Start date December 2020 Status In planning

 

More information

For more detailed information about the AIF you can read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 117 KB).

Page last updated: 20/10/2020