Member for Murray Austin Evans has announced $1,024,586 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Funds will go to Leeton Shire Council’s major infrastructure project to enhance the Leeton Central Business District.

Mr Evans said the NSW Government’s investment in the CBD will provide business, residents and visitors to this important area of Leeton with much improved space and amenity.

“Our community has been calling out for an upgrade of the Leeton CBD and I’m thrilled this can now be carried out by Leeton Council,” Mr Evans said.

“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr Evans said.

Leeton Shire Council Mayor Paul Maytom said that Council is extremely grateful to the State Government for their $1,024,586 investment to ensure the completion of Phase One (Stage 1 and 2) of the Leeton CBD Enhancement Program.

“This funding opportunity presented Council with an exciting opportunity to get going with our CBD Enhancement Program, starting with the Wade Ave medical precinct and the Roxy Theatre Corner,”

“The Wade Avenue enhancements will make it safer for people to cross the road, improve the parking by changing it from parallel to nose in parking to increase parking spaces and create more shade. Residents, especially the elderly people with a disability and mothers with babies will find moving about the area safer and more pleasant.”

“The Roxy Corner enhancements will make the footpath and entrance to our iconic Roxy Theatre much more attractive and welcoming and will create a strong signature statement about Leeton’s magnificent Art Deco heritage.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the government is committed to supporting regional communities and their crucial infrastructure, such as the CBD enhancement project.

“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and it will provide regional towns such as Leeton with the infrastructure they deserve,” Mr Barilaro said.

The Stronger Country Communities fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.

Applications for Round Two of funding are now open. Further details