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$1.3 million for a stronger Cowra

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...

Cootamundra Crown Lands rejoice at $3.5 million helping hand

Twelve Cootamundra projects will share in almost $776,000 worth of grants, while two will receive loans totalling almost $2.8 million thanks to the NSW Government’s Crown Land Improvement Fund. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the funding would support the hard...

Farm gate counsellors to boost mental health support

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced that farming communities facing pressure in the wake of severe drought conditions will have access to 20 new ‘farm gate’ counsellors and frontline mental health workers as part of a $6.3 million commitment from the NSW...

NSW Government opens state-of-the-art learning facility in Narrandera

Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today officially opened the TAFE NSW Narrandera Connected Learning Centre, a new multi-million dollar facility which will transform education delivery in the region. Minister Marshall...

Drought forum hears farmers’ message of nervous optimism

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined NSW Drought Coordinator Pip Job at a Bland Shire drought forum where there was an air of cautious optimism. Ms Cooke and Ms Job hosted the forum in West Wyalong on Thursday where a range of agriculture industry figures shared...

$1.75million Hume Highway work to improve safety

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has said the NSW Government is providing $1.75 million to improve the safety of the Hume Highway near the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox monument at Gundagai. Ms Cooke said the work, which will start next month, will provide a stronger,...

Public libraries funding hits record new high

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced public libraries in NSW will be able to expand their collections, carry out major upgrade work and extend their services thanks to a record $60 million investment from the NSW Government. This funding will...

Tourism target to draw funds and visitors to Cootamundra electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the Cootamundra electorate will get its fair share of the State’s rapidly growing tourism pie with the NSW Government announcing the State’s first regional tourism target to double the current spend. Ms Cooke said the...

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