Minister for Local Government Paul Toole and Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons have announced that Liverpool will get an upgrade of its leisure facility, thanks to a generous subsidy from the NSW Government in Round Three of the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS).
The scheme introduced by the Liberal and Nationals Government encourages councils to make greater use of borrowings to accelerate investment in long overdue community projects.
Under round three, councils are provided with a three per cent interest subsidy for up to 10 years on loans.
“The NSW Government is committed to Rebuilding NSW and in order to achieve this we need a strong local government sector with the infrastructure to match,” Ms Gibbons said.
“That is why the NSW Government has committed $120 million to the LIRS scheme until 2025.
“The application from Liverpool City Council will see $3 million spent on upgrading the air-conditioning system at the Whitlam Centre.
“I am delighted Liverpool City Council was a successful applicant. The new air-conditioning system will improve the comfort of the users of this regional facility and result in an increase in visitation numbers.”
Mr Toole said in the first two rounds of the scheme, 137 individual projects across 87 councils had benefitted, unlocking almost $680 million for shovel-ready projects.