LOCAL NEWS

$1.3 million boost makes Bland an even better place to call home

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $1,337,997 in funding to breathe new life into projects in Bland Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The money will fund four projects which will benefit the community by...

Greater access to drought support for Cootamundra electorate farmers

The NSW Government has announced it is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has said the current criteria...

Funding for preschools to ensure drought doesn’t interrupt education

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced a $3 million support package for the Cootamundra electorate’s littlest learners to help community preschools during the tough drought period. Fifteen Cootamundra electorate preschools will receive 2018 Drought Relief...

$6 million infrastructure investment in NSW preschools

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced greater opportunities on offer for preschool aged children in the Cootamundra electorate thanks to a $6 million infrastructure investment which will provide support for almost 400 new preschool places across the state....

Powering up the Barellan & District Memorial Club

A new generator will provide back-up power supply to the Barellan & District War Memorial Club for emergencies thanks to $40,000 NSW Government grant. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the club was the emergency centre for the town and provided shelter for...

Community urged to “get ready” for upcoming fire season

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says Rural Fire Service brigades across the Cootamundra electorate will open their doors to the community this weekend to help people be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. Ms Cooke said it is particularly important...

A chance to gain an insight into ANZAC courage and service

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called on the Cootamundra electorate’s schools to apply to participate in the 2019 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will give 20 high school students the chance to see firsthand the battlefields that fill the pages of...

Gates opened for business investment to flow into Cootamundra electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today welcomed the NSW Government’s landmark business incentive and support package that will ignite investment and create jobs in regional NSW. Ms Cooke said the Investment Attraction Package for Regional NSW would boost the number...

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