Funding announcement at the Billimari Hall.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke with Roger Smith, Cathy Smith, Garry Amos and Marilyn Lech of the Billimari Hall Committee.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Billimari Public Hall and Recreation Reserve today where she announced $14,334 funding to install four split system air conditioning units.

The funding, which has been secured under the $16.5 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, will provide Billimari Hall with a welcomed upgrade ahead of our warmest season.

“With a dry, hot summer ahead of us, it is wonderful to be here in Billimari to announce funding for some much needed air conditioning,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Billimari Hall is an important community facility that is widely used by the people of Billimari, Cowra and Canowindra for a number of meetings and events. Groups such as the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society use it for its annual stage production, while a number of private groups choose the Hall to host their weddings and parties.”

The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund has enabled many community facilities across the state to receive much needed repairs and maintenance.
“This much-loved Hall is the hub of the Billimari community and this grant will make it more comfortable for year-round use,” Ms Cooke added.

Billimari Public Hall Crown Land Manager Secretary Cathy Smith said the community is excited to receive the upgrade at the Hall.

“We have applied for many grants to have the air conditioning installed and at long last, we are able to do so,” Mrs Smith said.

“We would like to thank the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands and Steph Cooke for her support in achieving this for the community.”