The Dubbo community will benefit from a $4 million funding boost from the NSW Government, which will ensure vital infrastructure is in place for new homes to accommodate its growing population.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the NSW Government would use the Housing Acceleration Fund to partly fund the extension of Boundary Road in Dubbo to support the development of new communities at Keswick and South Lakes.
“Increasing housing supply and improving infrastructure to accommodate a growing workforce is vital for regional centres like Dubbo to thrive,” Mr Roberts said.
“The project will enable 2,800 more homes in this area to support a growing workforce moving here, with the Dubbo Zirconia project at Toongi that will bring 230 permanent jobs and the expanding health and education sectors.
“The NSW Government is committed to regional areas having the necessary infrastructure in place when people move into their new homes,” Mr Roberts said.
Member for Dubbo and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Troy Grant, said: “This is a regional city on the move. That’s why we are partnering with Dubbo Regional Council and developer Alkane Resources to make sure Boundary Road, a key road that links south east Dubbo to the CBD and to the east Dubbo employment area, is extended.”
The 1.6km two-lane road will be built in two stages. Stage 1, between Wheelers Lane and Alexandrina Avenue, will include a fully kerbed road with footpath and cycle lanes, storm water drainage and two roundabouts.
Stage 2 will run from Alexandrina Ave to Sheraton Road with street lighting along the length of the road.
“This infrastructure upgrade will also benefit this new community as the 1.1km shared cycle path will provide direct access to Sheraton Rd schools.”
The Housing Acceleration Fund was set up to deliver vital infrastructure that supports the delivery of affordable housing sooner.
The NSW Government recently announced a comprehensive Housing Affordability package, which will support first homebuyers by boosting housing supply and delivering infrastructure to support growing communities across the state.
Source: Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing & Special Minister of State