The Federal Government has approved funding for 25 projects in Camden, investing over $4.4 million as part of its $2.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said getting local construction projects underway was essential for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Camden.
“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” Mr Taylor said.
“That is why we have moved quickly to approve funding to flow to several projects in Camden, including $110,000 for improvements to Camden Senior Citizens Community Centre, $554,000 for bicycle and walking paths and $400,000 for new shade sails at 15 playgrounds in the area.
“Not only will this program support jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across the Macarthur region, but it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks.
“I have been working closely with Camden Council to ensure local projects get underway and that we continue to provide local jobs and support local businesses.”
Through the 2021-22 Budget the Australian Government has committed an additional $1 billion to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, bringing the total commitment to $2.5 billion. Details on these projects will be confirmed over the next few months.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.