Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced Resources for Regions funding of $1.5 million for Lithgow City Council.
The aim of the support from the NSW Government is to add vigour and life to the Main Street as the region gets back to business.
“Lithgow is growing daily as more residents arrive from the metropolitan areas of Sydney and surrounds seeking a smaller town lifestyle, but also with the benefits of employment,” Mr Toole said.
“With this growth comes change and the expectations of how the Main Street caters for the ever evolving hospitality industry.
“The Main Street Footpath Reconstruction Program will see an increase in the footpath width for pedestrian safety and will enable cafes and restaurants to expand with more outdoor dining options, aimed at suiting the modern-day lifestyle.”
Mr Toole said a new look streetscape would include safety balustrades, street furniture and planter boxes brimming with colour and softening the landscape.
“The local infrastructure improvements at Lithgow are a key to helping the community and comes thanks to the NSW Government’s $75 million Resources for Regions, Round Eight,” he said.