NSW Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Regional Housing Fund

On 3 February 2022, the $30 million NSW Regional Housing Fund was announced as an initial response to the recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce.

The program incentivises councils to address the recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce by offering funding to deliver infrastructure and open space projects that directly support the delivery of new housing supply.

Twenty-five projects have been approved for funding as part of the Regional Housing Fund. Projects include new roads, sewer upgrades, stormwater works, park upgrades, community facilities and new open space.

The NSW Government will be working closely with councils to deliver the projects to the community by the end of 2023.

The Regional Housing Fund sits alongside existing infrastructure programs such as the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund and NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program to ensure new homes continue to be supported through the delivery of high-quality infrastructure and public and open spaces.


Project name

Project description

Ballina Shire

Pop Denison park senior children’s playground

Construction of a senior children's playground in accordance with Council's adopted Pop Denison Park Master Plan.

Bathurst Regional

Implementation of Sawpit Creek Open Space strategy

Construction of concrete footpath/cycleway, native revegetation and installation of shelters and seating adjacent to planned residential land release.

Bega Valley Shire

Boundary Road flood mitigation and road improvement

Upgrade of an existing rural road with drainage and safety improvements

Broken Hill City

Broken Hill Subdivision 336A McCulloch Street and Duke of Cornwell park upgrade

Sub-division works including utility connections, road and easement construction in preparation for new dwellings; Design and construction of open space park upgrade

Central Coast

Wadalba East Urban Release area

Planning and design of sewer and stormwater basin infrastructure for the Wadalba East release area

Eurobodalla Shire

Batemans Bay CBD Stormwater works

Upgrade and extend the stormwater drainage systems in the southern part of Batemans Bay CBD.

Goulburn Mulwaree

Marulan wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Upgrade to Marulan wastewater treatment plant to service future population growth.

Griffith City

Griffith City Housing Stock - Supporting civil infrastructure project

Construction of Citrus Road, Griffith.

Kempsey Shire

Frederickton sewage pump station upgrades and Crescent Head sewage pump station upgrades

Upgrades to Fredrickton and Crescent Head sewer treatment plants

Lismore City

Lismore sewage pump station upgrade

Upgrade of Lismore’s sewage pump station to increase service capability for a minimum of 130 new dwellings adjacent to the Lismore CBD and the medium density health precinct.

Lithgow City

South Bowenfels road extension

Construction of connector road South Bowenfels Link Road


Housing and Infrastructure for Old Bar

Construction of sewer pump station (Old Bar Sewer Pump Station 08)

Mid-Western Regional

Saleyards Lane Mudgee sewer and roads

Design and construction of civil works, electrical works, water and sewer and roads

Orange City

Shiralee Road

Reconstruction road, kerb, gutter and drainage to create a direct link from the city of Orange to Shiralee

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional

Braidwood depot site redevelopment

Provide new community facilities and public access from the main street to land proposed for redevelopment.

Richmond Valley

South Casino Sewage Transfer System

Planning and construction of the South Casino Sewage Transfer Station


Singleton Council Regional Housing Fund projects

Enhancement to open spaces at Harry George Reserve and Earribee Reserve playgrounds; upgrade to sand filters at district level Singleton Gym and Swim; footpath and cycleway extensions along Pioneer Road and Combo Lane; detailed design of the Alroy Oval Masterplan and a new Mountain Bike Park on Pioneer Road, Singleton.

Snowy Monaro Regional

Kalkite sewerage treatment plant upgrade

Capital upgrades to Kalkite's Sewer Treatment Plant

Tamworth Regional

Arcadia Urban Release Access Project 2023

Construction of lead in road infrastructure to the Arcadia Residential Estate

Tweed Shire

Youth and family precinct In Tweed’s Regional City; Revitalisation of Ray Pascoe District Park and Piggabeen Sports Complex masterplan – Stage 1

Construction of recreational infrastructure and upgrade to district inclusive park and playspace for Tweed city.

Wagga Wagga

Southern growth sewer augmentation

Testing, design and construction of sewer infrastructure augmentation for the Southern Growth urban release area.

Page last updated: 02/03/2023