Plan to transform Picton a step closer

Bright future: Wollondilly mayor Matt Deeth shows fellow mayors and NSW government minister the vision for Picton town centre.
Bright future: Wollondilly mayor Matt Deeth shows fellow mayors and NSW government minister the vision for Picton town centre.

Wollondilly is one step closer to have a new civic and entertainment precinct.

The council has been granted $13 million under the Western City Deal Liveability Fund which will be used to build two major community infrastructure projects, the Wollondilly Community, Cultural and Civic Precinct redevelopment and upgrades to the Tahmoor Sporting Complex.

Wollondilly mayor Matthew Deeth said he was excited to receive the funding which will be used to move forward with these projects.

"Thanks to the collaboration of Commonwealth, state and eight local governments we can do more than we've ever done for our community," he said.

"This grant will enable us to build great new infrastructure for our community which frees up our other resources to upgrading our roads as well."

The redevelopment of the civic precinct will include a multi-purpose auditorium, refurbishment of the shire hall and plenty of green space.

The Tahmoor sporting complex will be developed to reflect the masterplan which was released last year.

"We are of course continuing the process of repairing the damage from the recent floods and fires, so it is great to have some certainty about future projects that will make a positive difference to our residents," Cr Deeth said.

"This will be a shot in the arm for the local economy and will go a long way to bringing back visitors to Wollondilly to help support our small businesses."

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