Grant for Leeton housing

Expansion plan granted for Leeton.

Leeton Shire Council is delighted to announce its successful bid for a $220,000 grant from the NSW Government, earmarked for the development of an Integrated Land-use, Infrastructure and Transport Strategy which will lead the way for a more dynamic and sustainable future for Leeton Shire.

Deputy Mayor and Housing Porfolio Lead Cr Michael Kidd said the funding injection represents a pivotal moment for Leeton.

“The new strategy enables us to chart a course towards coordinated growth, efficient infrastructure development, and enhanced connectivity; facilitating the creation of up to 550 new homes while ensuring the seamless integration of essential services and amenities,” he said.

Mayor Cr Tony Reneker echoed Cr Kidd’s sentiments.

“This grant underscores Leeton’s long-term vision for growth and prosperity,” he said.

“By leveraging these funds, we are not only shaping the physical landscape of our town but also nurturing an environment where residents and businesses can thrive.”

The Integrated Land-use, Infrastructure and Transport Strategy will serve as a blueprint for future development, aligning with the objectives set out in the Leeton Community Strategic Plan, the Local Strategic Planning Statement, and the draft Housing Strategy 2023.

This grant, awarded through the NSW Government’s Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund, reflects a broader commitment to fostering diverse and affordable housing options across regional New South Wales.

Leeton is one of 16 councils across the North Coast, Central West, and the Riverina to receive funding under this initiative, which will collectively support the potential creation of up to 23,769 new homes.

Councils participating in this program will utilise the funds to expedite the implementation of new housing strategies, develop infrastructure and servicing plans, and enact amendments to local environmental plans, thereby accelerating the delivery of much-needed housing supply.