Additional infrastructure funding to support the Hawkesburys economic recovery

A number of infrastructure projects in the Hawkesbury have been allocated over $2.4 million in federal funding under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

Phase Two of the Federal Government's local infrastructure package provides funding to rehabilitate 22 infrastructure projects, including; eight local roads and the reconstruction of 14 footpaths.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly, at Mileham Street, Richmond. Picture: Supplied.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly, at Mileham Street, Richmond. Picture: Supplied.

Major roads to be repaved will include Industry Road in Mulgrave and Terrace Road in North Richmond, among others.

Liberal Senator, Marise Payne, said the new funding would further bolster the Hawkesbury's economic recovery.

"We know that investing in infrastructure projects creates an economic ripple effect across the local economy, and this latest funding package will support local jobs," she said.

"Every job engaged through Phase 2 is another example of how the Morrison Government is delivering on-the-ground support for the Hawkesbury.

"Phase 3 of the Program will commence from 1 January 2022, cementing our local infrastructure and jobs pipeline, and I look forward to continuing to work with Council to deliver this third tranche."

Hawkesbury Mayor, Patrick Conolly, who inspected a completed LRCI project on Mileham Street in South Windsor, welcomed the Federal Government's investment.

"Quality roads and paths are top priority for our community," he said. "The LRCI funding will go a long way to improve some of our City's most heavily-used roads and pedestrian areas.

"Not only will this mean a safer drive for motorists, but also improve the walkability of our City for access and leisure."