Albion Park’s main street will receive a $200,000 facelift – if the Labor Party is elected to state government in March.
NSW Labor candidate for Kiama Andy Higgins said the funds would be used to improve landscaping, seating and pathways along Tongarra Road and Terry Street.
“I am very pleased to make this pledge to the people of Albion Park,” Mr Higgins said.
“Labor understands that main streets are at the very heart of regional towns and we are proud to contribute to this renewal.”
Labor spokesman Peter Primrose said the funds would be allocated from the Main Streets Revitalisation Fund, which is part of Labor’s Regional Jobs Fund.
The Fund will be established from the $4.1 billion proceeds from the sale of Snowy Hydro to the commonwealth.
The money will be given to Shellharbour City Council to improve the facilities for residents and visitors.
Shellharbour mayor Marianne Saliba said the promised funds would help the council carry out its upgrades to the town centre.
“The funding is a good thing and something we would not have otherwise,” she said. “We won’t knock back any government funding. Council will do what it can to match the funds.
“Albion Park is one of the oldest suburbs in the city and is growing. It needs some additional community space.
"Tongarra Road will become busier and people will need to park off the main street so we want to provide accessible paths so they can access the shops.”