Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced $745,071 in funding for projects across the Coolamon Shire under the fourth round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

This latest round of NSW Government funding has been spread across four projects, each of which is set to benefit communities across the shire.

  • $193,883 to upgrade the multipurpose netball and tennis courts at the Ganmain Sports Ground
  • $193,883 for stage 3 of upgrades to the Kindra Park Precinct, including refurbishing football change rooms, constructing a new time keeper, player and spectator seating and the purchase of a new electronic scoreboard for the netball courts.
  • $182,157 for lighting and player change room upgrades at Langtry Oval
  • $175,148 for essential upgrades at Ardlethan Recreation Ground, including female change rooms and disabled access toilets.

“Projects like these are built upon the NSW Government’s vision to help make regional NSW be the best place to live, work and visit,” Ms Cooke said.

“It’s great to see such a range of facilities being upgraded to increase participation in the growing sporting scene in the Coolamon Shire. The entire community is putting a lot of effort into ensuring their sporting facilities are top-notch.

“The latest round of funding takes the total amount of funding through the Stronger Country Communities Fund for projects across the Coolamon Shireto $3,765,273.”

“Coolamon Shire Council on behalf of the sporting organisations in the Coolamon Shire greatly appreciate this funding that will benefit female participation and volunteer support,” Acting Coolamon Mayor, John Seymour said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole announced that 435 projects across every single one of the state’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding under Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Four.

“The Stronger Country Communities fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” Mr Toole said.

“About half of this latest $100 million round will deliver 189 female sporting projects, including the construction or upgrade of female change rooms, additional amenity blocks and bathrooms, and playing surfaces like netball and tennis courts.

“It will also deliver hundreds of projects that make everyday life in the regions easier, for things like new playgrounds, clubhouse, art gallery renovations, streetscape, accessibility, lighting upgrades and community programs.”

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, which alongside the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is delivering infrastructure and programs that generate opportunities, investment and jobs.

For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.