Grass is Greener for Cootamundra

A new state-of-the-art synthetic bowling green is now ready for members and guests alike to enjoy at the Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s and Citizen’s Memorial Club thanks to funding of $409,250 under Round 4 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was delighted to join Club President, Mr Michael Willis, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Mayor, Cr Charlie Sheahan, Bowls club President, Mr Tony Kurtis and Ladies Bowls representative, Ms Vera Jeffery to officially open the new Lawn Bowl Greens.

“It was great to spend time at the Club, speaking to members who where are excited to give the new playing surface a crack,” Ms Cooke said.

“The other improvements to the club’s landscaping, including a new pathway around the green and new fencing is evoking a great sense of pride for members.”

“The upgrades will attract more players to the club, which will boost membership and also allow the club to hold larger regional competitions.”

“I was even fortunate to have a spin at bowling on the new greens myself which was great fun.”

Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s and Citizen’s Memorial Club President, Mr Michael Willis said this funding has enabled the club to undertake these modifications.

“The upgrade to our facility means so much to the Clubs Bowling members and to the community of Cootamundra and we thank everyone involved,” Mr Willis said.

Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund has invested over $8.8 million for 48 projects across the Cootamundra-Gundagai region as part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.

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