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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.

Thirty 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 2025.

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.

CouncilProject nameProject description
Ballina ShirePop Denison park senior children’s playgroundConstruction of a senior children's playground in accordance with Council's adopted Pop Denison Park Master Plan.
Bathurst RegionalImplementation of Sawpit Creek Open Space strategyConstruction of concrete footpath/cycleway, native revegetation and installation of shelters and seating adjacent to planned residential land release.
Bega Valley ShireBoundary Road flood mitigation and road improvementUpgrade of an existing rural road with drainage and safety improvements
Broken Hill CityBroken Hill Subdivision 336A McCulloch Street and Duke of Cornwell park upgradeSub-division works including utility connections, road and easement construction in preparation for new dwellings; Design and construction of open space park upgrade
Central CoastWadalba East Urban Release areaPlanning and design of sewer and stormwater basin infrastructure for the Wadalba East release area
Eurobodalla ShireBatemans Bay CBD Stormwater worksUpgrade and extend the stormwater drainage systems in the southern part of Batemans Bay CBD.
Goulburn MulwareeMarulan wastewater treatment plant upgradeUpgrade to Marulan wastewater treatment plant to service future population growth.
Griffith CityGriffith City Housing Stock - Supporting civil infrastructure projectConstruction of Citrus Road, Griffith.
Kempsey ShireFrederickton sewage pump station upgrades and Crescent Head sewage pump station upgradesUpgrades to Fredrickton and Crescent Head sewer treatment plants
Lismore CityPineapple Road Sewage SchemeDesign and construction of a new sewerage pumping station.
Lithgow CitySouth Bowenfels road extensionConstruction of connector road South Bowenfels Link Road
Mid-CoastAccelerated infrastructure for Old Bar- Construction of Old Bar RoadDelivery of 1km Old Bar Road upgrade works
Mid-Western RegionalSaleyards Lane Mudgee sewer and roadsDesign and construction of civil works, electrical works, water and sewer and roads
Orange CityShiralee RoadReconstruction road, kerb, gutter and drainage to create a direct link from the city of Orange to Shiralee
Queanbeyan-Palerang RegionalBraidwood depot site redevelopmentProvide new community facilities and public access from the main street to land proposed for redevelopment.
Richmond ValleySouth Casino Sewage Transfer SystemPlanning and construction of the South Casino Sewage Transfer Station
SingletonSingleton Council Regional Housing Fund projectsEnhancement 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 RegionalKalkite sewerage treatment plant upgradeCapital upgrades to Kalkite's Sewer Treatment Plant
Tamworth RegionalArcadia Urban Release Access Project 2023Construction of lead in road infrastructure to the Arcadia Residential Estate
Tweed ShireYouth and family precinct In Tweed’s Regional City; Revitalisation of Ray Pascoe District Park and Piggabeen Sports Complex masterplan – Stage 1Construction of recreational infrastructure and upgrade to district inclusive park and playspace for Tweed city.
Wagga WaggaSouthern growth sewer augmentationTesting, design and construction of sewer infrastructure augmentation for the Southern Growth urban release area.

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