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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP

NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO UNLOCK NEW HOMES IN SINGLETON

New active transport and recreational facilities will be delivered in the Upper Hunter Electorate thanks to funding from the NSW Government to support new homes in Singleton.


Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell said Singleton Council was one of 21 regional councils to benefit from the $30 million Regional Housing Fund.


“I am pleased to announce $1.4 million has been allocated from that fund to help deliver Singleton Council’s Regional Housing Fund Projects,” Mr Layzell said.


“The funding is an incentive for the council doing the planning work necessary to implement the Regional Housing Taskforce’s recommendations locally and fast-track the delivery of new housing in its region.


“Half of the funding will be given upfront, while the remainder will be delivered if the strategic planning initiative milestones have been met.”


Mr Layzell said Singleton Council has set milestones of adopting the Singleton Housing Strategy and exhibiting an updated Flood Risk Management Study by the end of this year to be eligible for the second phase of funding.


“This important planning work will lay the foundation to enable the delivery of almost 500 new homes by 2040.”


Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the Government is focused on getting homes built, with the right infrastructure in place from the get-go.


“We are helping 21 high-growth regional councils deliver 25 new projects that will provide services, open space and connections to fast-track a pipeline of new homes,” Mr Roberts said.


“This funding will help accelerate infrastructure and open space projects that will directly support more than 46,000 new homes where they’re needed in regional NSW.


“The strategic work needed to be done to receive this funding could pave the way for more than 113,000 new homes across these local government areas by 2040.”


Strategic planning milestones must be met by 31 December 2022 to qualify for the second phase of funding, with nominated infrastructure projects to be completed by 31 December 2023.


For more information on the Regional Housing Fund, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/regional-housing-fund


PHOTO CAPTION: Paving the way to the future: Footpath construction work at Singleton Heights.




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