Steph Cooke holds a bunch of flowers while speaking to two young women who wear Narrandera Eagles uniforms

The Stronger Country Communities Fund has returned for a fourth round, with $100 million available for regional community projects and infrastructure.

Up to $50 million in this round will be dedicated to the delivery of female sports facilities and programs, to encourage greater female participation in all levels and codes across regional NSW.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).

“This is a fantastic program that has invested more than $35 million in to 181 projects across the electorate, bringing to life upgrades to the Ungarie Tennis Club, a waterslide for Temora’s Recreation Centre, irrigation for Narrandera’s Golf Club and upgrades to public amenities across Cowra, just to name a few,” Ms Cooke said.

“We have never seen investment in to our communities like this and I urge all community groups to get their applications in.”

“The SCCF is all about enhancing our communities and investing in the programs and infrastructure that make them great places to live. I am so pleased Round 4 is now open.”

Ms Cooke said the focus on women’s sporting facilities would help encourage women’s participation in local sport.

“This is a chance of many of our great clubs and sporting facilities to improve women’s amenities, helping to level the playing field for women and girls across the Cootamundra electorate,” Ms Cooke said.

“This work should remove the barrier for women and girls playing and umpiring sport, ensuring they have purpose-built facilities.”

The Stronger Country Communities fund is part of the NSW Government’s $2 billion Regional Growth Fund. Applications for Round Four open 1 May 2021 and close on 25 June 2021. For more information, go to: