Macarthur councils get cash boost in government funding

Funding boost: Improvements to play equipment at Camden's Macarthur Park were park of the first phase of funding. Picture: Supplied

Funding boost: Improvements to play equipment at Camden's Macarthur Park were park of the first phase of funding. Picture: Supplied

Macarthur's three council's will share in more than $5 million of funding as part of an Australian Government program.

Hume MP Angus Taylor announced the funding last week.

The funding forms part of the third phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, which helps councils pay for some much-needed local improvement projects.

Campbelltown Council will receive $2.2 million, while Camden and Wollondilly councils will each receive $1.7 million.

The councils are now able to nominate the priority projects to complete under the funding program.

Funding from the first round of the program saw the play equipment at Camden's picturesque Macarthur Park improved and Mr Taylor said the almost $2 million Camden would receive would help with even more infrastructure projects.

"This is fantastic news for the Camden community, and I am excited to announce local governments can now nominate priority projects for funding under this latest phase of the program," Mr Taylor said.

"This funding will deliver some of the council's priority projects, including key community infrastructure and road improvement projects which will benefit the whole community.

"Over the course of this program, the Federal Government has allocated over $5.8 million to Camden Council making local projects that the community needs a reality."

The third phase of the LRCI program is worth more than $1 billion across the country. The entire program has been worth more than $2.5 billion.

For more information on the Australian Government's program, and a breakdown of the funding per council across the country, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure.