Goulburn Mulwaree and Wingecarribee Shire Council are two of the 36 Councils sharing in more than $250 million dollars’ worth of infrastructure funding to support the delivery of thousands of new homes across NSW.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, said $36 million of the funding, delivered through the third round of the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF), will be for the Goulburn electorate with Goulburn Mulwaree Council receiving $11.26 million and Wingecarribee Shire Council receiving $25 million.

“This funding will see the delivery of in funding for Goulburn Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project (Stage 2), which will support 4884 houses and Moss Vale Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade which will support 4000 houses,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Our area is growing and it’s important that we unlock the land needed for new homes and ensure there is the right infrastructure in place to support that growth long term and get people into homes faster.”

A total of 36 council and agency-led projects have been selected for AIF funding to speed up the delivery of important local infrastructure plans, including new cycleways and active transport options, upgrades to sewerage systems, road and bridge improvements, and more.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the new funding builds on a $215 million investment from the Government in the first two rounds of the program, with eligibility extended to regional councils for the first time.

“We know that getting infrastructure right is the key to unlocking land for housing in regional NSW, which is why we have allocated almost $120 million for regional councils in this round, including fast growing areas in the Central West and the Mid-North Coast” Mr Toole said.

“The areas eligible for this funding account for 94 per cent of NSW’s total population growth over the next 10 years, according to the latest population projections.

“Towns across regional NSW are booming, with more and more people moving away from the city. These projects will help set the foundations for future growth.”

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the councils successful in this round of the AIF will also provide their own funding for projects, amounting to a combined $517 million worth of infrastructure on the way for NSW.

“We had an outstanding response from regional councils eager to work in partnership with the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to unlock land for new homes faster and boost economic growth. We share their ambition and look forward to working together,” Mr Roberts said.

For further details and the complete list of projects visit the AIF webpage here.