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.
|Council||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|
|Mid-Coast||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||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.|