Denise  and Allan Breust, builder Nathan Stimson and Steph Cooke MP hold a large cheque in front of a metal frame and concrete slab.
Denise and Allan Breust, builder Nathan Stimson and Steph Cooke MP.

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $27,540 in grants for projects in Temora Shire from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

The Temora Rotary Club has been granted $2,540 to purchase a sun shelter, while the Bectric Recreation Reserve Trust will be creating an undercover BBQ area with $25,000 from the program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the grants were well deserved by the two groups.

“I am so pleased these projects have secured funding from the Community Building Partnership program, which is all about developing places and spaces for the whole community,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Temora Rotary Club has been serving our community for generations, it is wonderful they will be able to buy this important shelter, and I can’t wait to try out the new facilities at the Bectric Reserve. Inadvertently both of these projects will enable that great Aussie pastime; the BBQ! I look forward to joining every one at a sausage sizzle before too long.”

Secretary of the Temora Rotary Club Margaret Fritsch said the grant will make a huge difference to the Club’s major fundraising efforts.

“A lot of our work is voluntary selling tickets at shows and doing BBQs, our members’ health was at risk not having proper shade,” Ms Fritsch said.

“We are very, very grateful to have this opportunity to buy our own gazebo.”

Now a decade old, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2020 Program are open now and close on 12 June.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp