Sydney unveils capital works program
The City of Sydney has unveiled its annual capital works spending program, detailing the $196 million it will spend on major infrastructure projects throughout the city.
The 2019/20 capital works program will see $103.9m for major projects, $36m for extensive asset enhancements and $56.5m for rolling capital renewal programs.
Major projects for the upcoming financial year include:
$84.6m for the continuation of the large-scale urban renewal of Green Square, including construction of Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre and central park The Drying Green and major works on the area’s streets.
$9.1m for the continuation of green infrastructure projects, including an energy efficiency program for the City’s major properties, improving energy services at Cook + Philip Aquatic Centre, a water harvesting treatment plant at Sydney Park, and the installation of solar panels on City-owned properties.
$3.9m for the Johnstons Creek masterplan, which aims to protect and enhance a harbour foreshore area at Glebe, Annandale and Forest Lodge.
$2.3m for the latest instalment of the City’s contribution to the NSW Government’s light rail project.
$12.6m is earmarked for open spaces and parks, which includes a $5m boost for a new skate park at Sydney Park, as part of the City’s asset enhancement works.
“Our residential, business and tourist population keeps growing, with over 1.2 million people using the City's services every day. We need to provide our community with the infrastructure and facilities they need to ensure inner Sydney remains an exciting, economically-strong, sustainable place to live, work and visit,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
“Transforming Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland into a new Green Square town centre is an enormous task, but I’m so proud of the wonderful new library and community and cultural precinct we’ve established, and I look forward to the future aquatic and recreation centre.