Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $1,364,061 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities in the Cowra Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Cowra Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for seven projects, which will benefit a broad spectrum of the population.

Ms Cooke said it was a wonderful day for Cowra, with the upgrades set to elevate local sporting and community facilities even further.

“There’s something for everyone in this package, whether you play tennis, rugby, basketball or volunteer for the local show,” Ms Cooke said.

“The NSW Government knows the value of investing in infrastructure in the bush, and I can’t wait to see these upgrades complete and sites buzzing with activity.”

The seven upgrades to local sporting and community facilities include:

  • $200,859 for an upgrade to Cowra’s public amenities
  • $329,534 for lighting and the erection of all-weather projection at the Woodstock Park Speedway
  • $132,096 for parking upgrades at Edgell Park
  • $128,413 for upgrades at the Cowra Showground Pavilion
  • $89,838 to renew playing surfaces at the Cowra Tennis Club
  • $228,942 to upgrade lighting and the scoreboard at the West Cowra Recreation Ground
  • $254,379 to help resurface and cover the basketball courts at Twigg Oval

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I congratulate Cowra Shire Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.

For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.