The Coolamon Business Park project, announced in 2019 with $1.97 million funding from the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus package, is nearing completion.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke recently visited the worksite for an update on the project from Coolamon Shire Council.
“I am very pleased works are on track as part of a project which will greatly enhance opportunities for business and employment locally,” Ms Cooke said.
“This business park is set to become a real hub of activity, with growing demand for suitable locations for light industrial businesses to not only establish their operations but also to grow, which is positive news for local employment opportunities.
“Already we have seen great outcomes from the project, with 50 regionally based contractors engaged as part of the construction process.”
Coolamon Shire Council General Manager Tony Donoghue said Council is excited that the business park is nearing completion and will be available for new businesses to commence soon.
“As we know employment brings people and with that, the families that add to our housing, schools, population and that then allows further business opportunities,” Mr Donoghue said.
“We think there are great business opportunities in our growing community.”
The Coolamon Business Park is located in the centre of Coolamon, adjacent to Wade Street and the Griffith to Junee rail line.
The project has involved a transformation of seven hectares of undeveloped land into 22 industrial lots, with 14 of these already earmarked for purchase.
Works completed at the site include:
- Flood studies including a detailed design
- Vegetation clearing and site levelling
- Detention basin extension
- Stormwater piped drainage, sewer rising main and reticulation
- Services of electricity, gas, communications and water
- Kerb and guttering
- Installation of concrete pathways
Works are still in progress to complete concrete driveways, installation of irrigation, landscaping, fencing and fit-out of sewer and stormwater pump station, with the construction due for completion in the coming months.
The Drought Stimulus Package has funded shovel ready infrastructure projects and emergency water security projects, putting cash into the economies of the state’s hardest hit drought areas as well as towns doing it tough.
For more information on the Drought Stimulus Package visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/environment-land-and-water/drought-stimulus-package