A range of improvements to infrastructure are designed to help the region's economic recovery

Fourteen infrastructure projects in the Blue Mountains, worth more than $2.6 million, have been approved by the Morrison government as part of the the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

But the government has been accused of politicising the funding announcement by Macquarie MP Susan Templeman, who said she wasn't informed of the decisions.

The announcement marks the second phase of the federal government's infrastructure program, which will provide funding for small-scale projects such as road resealings, improvements to off-road car parks and drainage upgrades.

Making plans: Senator Marise Payne (centre) flanked by Ward 4 Councillor Brendan Christie (left) and Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill (right). File photo.

Making plans: Senator Marise Payne (centre) flanked by Ward 4 Councillor Brendan Christie (left) and Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill (right). File photo.

"We know that investing in infrastructure creates an economic ripple effect across the local economy, and this latest funding package will support over 100 jobs," said Liberal Senator Marise Payne.

"Every job engaged through Phase 2 is another example of how the Morrison government is delivering on-the-ground support for the Blue Mountains."

Among the projects earmarked for funding are a new bicycle and walking link for Ellison Public School in Springwood, and improved street lighting on Old Bathurst Road, a particularly hazardous spot for motorists

Another significant focus of the Blue Mountains projects is health and wellbeing, with upgraded footpaths, bicycle links, walking tracks and roads all part of the program.

Responding to the announcement, Ms Templeman said: "I'll always welcome additional funding for our area, although I am yet to see a full list of what is being announced. I do wonder why the minister responsible failed to advise the mayor and me of the decisions, but instead allowed it to be turned into a Liberal Party announcement. Must be an election coming."

"Additional bike and walking tracks around Ellison Public will hopefully improve safety for children, but that's also badly needed further down Hawkesbury Road between Winmalee and Hawkesbury Heights, which has been a priority for me and that community for so many years."

Blue Mountains mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: "We welcome these funds, and while the Blue Mountains needs much more support, we will make this money work for our community.

"We will continue to press both levels of government to keep support coming that will help us rebuild our community and create jobs."

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