A new emergency response trailer will be delivered thanks to a partnership between Cowra Shire Council and The Nationals in Government.

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said an $18,000 grant would support the Council in responding to emergency situations.

“A new emergency trailer will be constructed and fitted with an on-board generator, signage, lighting, safety cones and other equipment that can be used to respond to traffic incidents, spills and natural disasters,” Ms Cooke said.

“There is 1400 kilometres of state, regional and local road networks in the Cowra area, so it’s great that this community will now have an emergency trailer kitted up and ready should an emergency happen.”

The projected is co-funded by the NSW Government and Cowra Shire Council, both committing $18,000 to the project.

Mayor of Cowra Bill West said the trailer would strengthen Council’s ability to respond quickly.

“This is a very welcomed grant provided by State Government and credit goes to Cowra Shire Council staff who sought out this funding opportunity,” Cr West said.

“The emergency response trailer will make dealing with incidents a much easier and safer option for Council staff, whilst providing a quicker response time.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the grant was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.