Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the announcement that Kingswood will benefit from $973,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s $15 million Your High Street program to improve Bringelly Rd.
Stuart Ayres said the Your High Street funding will help councils attract more people to our local main streets, improving safety, connections, footfall and trade for local businesses that have done it tough over the last 12 months.
“This will give a boost to local business and create better public space for the local community.”
The Renewing the Heart of Kingswood Project will help to transform Bringelly Rd by improving the street amenity and attractiveness, enhance walkability and enriching the local character.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the program builds on the success of the Streets as Shared Spaces program, which piloted street transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has helped shift our perception of streets as more than just places to walk or drive. One year on from the lockdown, Your High Street is the second phase of the program which cements the role of our streets as places for people to gather, socialise, dine and do business,” Mr Stokes said.
“From Penrith to Parkes, councils throughout NSW have answered the call to create more welcoming and attractive main streets for their communities.
“Nineteen councils have been successful in securing funding to transform their high streets, with a total of $8.2 million going to 12 regional councils and $6.9 million awarded to councils in Greater Sydney.”
The Renewing the Heart of Kingswood Project is one of 19 projects across the state to be awarded funding from the NSW Government under the Your High Street program which are expected to be completed by May 2022.
The Your High Street grant program contributes to delivering the Premier’s Priority to increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within a 10-minute walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.
For more information visit: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/great-public-spaces/streets/grants-for-councils