The Australian Government will inject almost 2 million dollars into Lithgow’s central business district through Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Streets in the city centre are set to be upgraded and extended thanks to a $1,938,911 boost announced in the program.
Lithgow City Council will oversee the project, which aims to breathe new life into the main streets of the city.
Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Andrew Gee, said the revitalisation project will enhance the character of Lithgow’s city centre, while creating more jobs for local residents.
“As the first city to welcome people on the road to Western NSW, Lithgow is the gateway to the Golden West,” said Minister Gee.
“With its stunning natural beauty, history, and unique array of attractions, Lithgow has become a key regional tourist destination.
“It’s also a popular stop-off for tourists in need of fuel, a bite to eat, and a coffee as they travel over the mountains.
“Lithgow’s Main Street is chock-full of character, with the city’s rich history reflected in its rows of heritage buildings buzzing with local businesses.
“That’s why I’m delighted to announce almost 2 million dollars in funding to help bring out the best of the current CBD streetscape.
“The funding will assist Lithgow City Council to enhance the existing infrastructure in the town centre, creating a new chapter for Main Street and surrounds.
“This project will create a host of new jobs for local engineers and tradies in Lithgow, provide a boost to the local economy heavily impacted by COVID-19, and deliver new infrastructure that’ll benefit Lithgow for generations to come.
“This project will be a key driver of bushfire and COVID-19 recovery,” said Mr Gee.