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The Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF) was announced by the former 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 objectives of the fund are to:

  • Fund infrastructure that unblocks development approvals and enables development activity
  • Stimulate construction activity by investing in infrastructure projects that can be brought forward quickly
  • Encourage developers to enact development approvals and invest in construction.
  • Encourage local councils to bring forward expenditure of local developer contributions to accelerate infrastructure delivery.

 

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

 

Round 2

Round 2 of the AIF is providing $139 million to co-fund and accelerate the delivery of local infrastructure in high-growth areas of Western Sydney. It aims to support construction activity and the release of new homes and employment lands in greenfield areas where councils lead the delivery of local infrastructure.

 

Round 2 expands the program to include high-growth councils, including Blacktown, The Hills, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, and Wollondilly.

 

Funding has been allocated according to the anticipated growth in greenfield areas in each local government area, the amount of development that will occur as a result of the funding, and the amount of co-funding the councils can provide. Projects must be able to begin construction within 2 years.

 

Project nominations were scored in consultation with an expert panel including the department’s former Infrastructure and Place team and the Transport for NSW were consulted for relevant projects.

Round 2 projects

 
Name Description Local Government Area Start Benefits
NameMarsden Park Regional Basin DescriptionDelivery includes drainage, open space and recreation works. The open space works includes a pathway, landscaping and seating area co-located within the drainage basin. Local Government AreaBlacktown StartJuly 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 4000 homes and create 173 construction jobs.
NameEdmund Street Basin, Riverstone DescriptionDelivery includes roadworks for the existing Canterbury Road and will deliver open space of about 16.8 hectares including pathways and landscaping adjacent Edmund Street. Local Government AreaBlacktown StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1180 homes and create 232 construction jobs
NameRegent Street Basin, Riverstone DescriptionThe project will include drainage works for one Detention Basin, two Bioretention basins, one Gross Pollutant Trap and landscaped channel. It will include open space of about 15.9 hectares including playground, pathways and landscaping at the end of Regent Street. Local Government AreaBlacktown StartOct 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1440 homes and create 161 construction jobs.
NameRouse Road Drainage, Rouse Hill DescriptionThe project will include drainage works for one culvert below Future and Rouse roads, one standalone Bioretention basins, three Gross Pollutant Traps and landscaped channel. It will include open space of 6.3 hectares including playing fields, amenities, lighting, car park, playground, pathways, fencing and landscaping. Local Government AreaBlacktown StartOct 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 2036 homes and create 244 construction jobs.
NameAdvance Street Drainage, Schofields DescriptionThe Project will construct a drainage line along Advance Street, between Railway Terrace and Gill Place in Schofields in the North West Growth Area. Local Government AreaBlacktown StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1000 homes and creates 21 construction jobs.
NameScalabrini East (Leppington recinct Stage 1) Road and drainage DescriptionThe Project includes drainage works, roadworks and open space and recreation works in Leppington Precinct 1 adjacent to Scalabrini Creek, to the east of Rickard Road. The roadworks includes upgrade of Byron Road (South) between Ingleburn Road and Heath Road through Leppington Precinct 1.  The road corridor will include shared pathways and planting on both sides of the road and interfaces with Pat Kontista Reserve and Scalabrini Creek. The open space works for Scalabrini Creek including riparian corridor will include design and construction of shared pathways and open space facilities in Leppington Precinct 1. The drainage works includes construction of drainage channel, systems and a detention basin. Local Government AreaCamden StartJuly 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 4000 homes and create 181 construction jobs.
NameHeath Road between Camden Valley Way and Dickson Road. DescriptionThe project includes roadworks to upgrade the Heath Road between Camden Valley Way and Dickson Road to dual carriageway with on-street parking and shared pathways on both sides. Local Government AreaCamden StartMarch 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 5550 homes and create 161 construction jobs.
NameMenangle Park - Collector Road and Drainage Design DescriptionThe project includes preparation of design solution for the Collector and local Road network which encompasses the existing Menangle Park township, including associated stormwater drainage network and two Water Quality/Quantity Bio Retention Basins. Local Government AreaCampbelltown StartAug 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1350 homes and creates 0 construction jobs.
NameCommercial Road and Harkness Road Roundabout Design and Construction DescriptionThe project includes construction of a roundabout at the corner of Harkness and Commercial Roads in Oakville that will assist in unlocking yet to be developed R3 Medium Density and R2 Low Density zoned land which is a part of the Vineyard growth precinct. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 820 homes and creates 5 construction jobs.
NameMenin Road & Chapman Road Detailed Design DescriptionThe project will deliver detailed design for Menin Road & Chapman Road Sub Arterial Road Corridor from Windsor Road to Boundary Road. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 500 homes and create 0 construction jobs.
NameCommercial Road, Bocks Road & Chapman Road Detailed Intersection Design and Partial Road Construction DescriptionThe project includes design and construction of the Chapman Road and Commercial Road Intersection and part road construction and is a part of the Vineyard growth precinct. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will accelerate 150 homes and create 19 construction jobs.
NameBathurst Street & Hall Street Road Upgrades DescriptionThe project includes critical upgrades to existing rural roads including Bathurst Street & Hall Street in Pitt Town. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 645 homes and create 30 construction jobs.
NameBasin 1 Design and Construct DescriptionThe project includes the design and construction of a major precinct water quantity and quality basin. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJuly 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1230 homes and create 42 construction jobs.
NameBoundary Road, Commercial Road & Brockleback Street Signalised Intersection Design & Construct DescriptionThe project includes the acquisition of land, design, obtaining approvals and construction of the signalised intersection at Boundary Road, Commercial Road & Brockleback Street. Local Government AreaHawkesbury StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 750 homes and create 14 construction jobs.
NameBasin 14, Edmondson Park DescriptionThe project includes the provision of a 48ML basin to facilitate land filling. The open space works include the construction of an open space recreational area including foot bridges, viewing platforms, car park, access park, playground, and dog park. Local Government AreaLiverpool StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 1600 homes and create 117 construction jobs.
NameAldington Rd Mamre Precinct – Stage 1 Land Acquisition and Construction DescriptionThe project includes the acquisition of land and road construction for stage 1 of Aldington and Abbotts Road. Local Government AreaPenrith StartJune 2022 BenefitsThe project will unlock 420 hectares of employment land and create 71 construction jobs.
NameAnnangrove Road Upgrade DescriptionThe project includes the upgrade of Annangrove Road between The Water Lane and Murphy's Bridge to rovide a four-lane sub-arterial road to facilitate the development of an extensive employment zone of approximately 100 ha. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartFeb 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 4500 homes and create 266 construction jobs.
NameSignalised Intersection – Old Pitt Town Road, Terry Road and Fontana Road DescriptionThe project includes the signalisation of the intersection at Old Pitt Town Road, Terry Road and Fontana Road. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJan 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate1286 homes and create 40 construction jobs
NameBox Hill - Combined Basin, Raingarden and Drainage Structure (BH02B) DescriptionThe project includes drainage and open space works. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJuly 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 950 homes and create 30 construction jobs.
NameSignalised Intersection – Mount Carmel Drive, Old Pitt Town Road and Valetta Drive DescriptionThe project includes the signalisation of the intersection at Mount Carmel Drive, Old Pitt Town Road and Valetta Drive Intersection. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJuly 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate1286 homes and create 54 construction jobs.
NameCombined Basin, Raingarden and Drainage Structure (BH02A) DescriptionThe project includes drainage and open space works. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJuly 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 950 homes and create 36 construction jobs.
NameRoundabout – Mason Road, Old Pitt Town Road and Nelson Road DescriptionThe project includes construction of a dual-lane Roundabout at the corner of the Mason Road, Old Pitt Town Road and Nelson Road intersection. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJuly 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate1286 homes and create 56 construction jobs.
NameThe Water Lane Reserve DescriptionThe project will provide two AFL fields with athletics running tracks, amenities buildings, a shaded local playground and associated parking. Local Government AreaThe Hills StartOct 2022 BenefitsThe project will directly support 922 homes and create 144 construction jobs.
NameCentaurus Way, Culvert Crossing DescriptionThe project includes drainage works and the construction of culvert crossing which will be built under the future Centaurus Way Local Government AreaThe Hills StartJuly 2023 BenefitsThe project will directly accelerate 108 homes and create 15 construction jobs.

 

Round 1

Round 1 of the AIF provided $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 included 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. 

 

Round 1 projects

Round 1 provided Blacktown City Council with $45 million and The Hills Shire Council with $30.96 million to co-fund and accelerate the delivery of 14 community infrastructure projects worth $145.99 million. Under the scheme, local developer contributions were capped at $50,000 per dwelling from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.

 

The funding assisted in the projects being fast-tracked into construction 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, or read Accelerated Infrastructure Fund - One Year On.

 

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 December 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 October 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 March 2021 Status In construction
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 January 2021 Status In construction
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 September 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 construction
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 September 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 October 2020 Status In construction
Project Regent Street, Riverstone Description Upgrade of Regent Street from a rural road to local road servicing the Riverstone Precinct. Start date January 2021 Status In construction

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 construction
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 March 2021 Status In construction
Project Samantha Riley Drive and Hezlett Road, Kellyville Description Signalisation of the intersection. Start date September 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 construction
 

More information

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

 

Page last updated: 02/05/2022