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Western Sydney infrastructure gets $170M funding boost

Contractors are being sought to build the first stage of the M6 Project, an underground motorway from Arncliffe to Kogarah in Sydney.

Works will begin later this year across Western Sydney, as part of a $170 million investment to improve the region’s community infrastructure and public spaces.

It is part of the Western City Liveability Program and is one of the steps within the Western Sydney City Deal.

The first round of the program will provide funding to eight councils for a string of local projects, which aims to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the Western Sydney Airport.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the projects would improve the lives and opportunities for people across Western Sydney.

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“Funding will support new and redeveloped parks, sport and recreation facilities, rejuvenating town centres and creating spaces for arts and cultural events,” Tudge said.

The successful projects will support the growth of the Western Parkland City, showing just what a great place it is to live and work.”

“It will also bolster this regions ability to attract national and international investment.”

Each project will be co-funded by three levels of government, with the Federal and NSW Governments each contributing $60 million alongside a further $50 million from local councils.

NSW Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the program is another major milestone for the Western Sydney City Deal, following the release of the deal’s Implementation Plan in December.

“The collaboration between all levels of government is already delivering tangible outcomes for the Western Parkland City, which will continue to thrive under the landmark 20-year agreement,” Ayres said.

“This program will bolster our Parkland City’s transformation into one of the most vibrant and liveable places in Australia.”

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