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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 objectives of the fund are to:

  1. Fund infrastructure that unblocks development approvals and enables development activity
  2. Stimulate construction activity by investing in infrastructure projects that can be brought forward quickly
  3. Encourage developers to enact development approvals and invest in construction.
  4. 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 of Planning, Industry and Environment to support the continued delivery of new homes and jobs throughout NSW.

 

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.

 

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 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

 

Round 2

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

 

Funding will be 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 will be scored in consultation with an expert panel including the Department’s Planning and Public Spaces teams and the Chief Engineer. Transport for NSW may also be consulted where relevant. 

 

More information

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

 

For more information on the project nomination and selection process for Round 2 you can read our detailed overview of requirements document (PDF, 1.46 MB).

Page last updated: 18/09/2021