The 2021/22 NSW Budget has locked-in funding to progress vital Health Infrastructure projects in the broader Cowra region including the Cowra Hospital redevelopment and a new HealthOne facility for Canowindra.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has welcomed $2.3 million (as part of a $70.2 million project) locked in for the Cowra Hospital redevelopment,

In addition, $6 million in funding to establish the Canowindra HealthOne facility, with an initial allocation of $500,000 in this year’s Budget.

“I am delighted this year’s Budget sees ongoing investment in Health Infrastructure projects for the Cowra region,” Ms Cooke said.

“This includes funding to ensure the Cowra Hospital redevelopment progresses, with a refreshed Cowra Clinical Services Plan having recently been signed off by the Ministry of Health.”

This will allow the next steps in planning to progress.

“It is fantastic we will also see an enhancement of current health services on offer in Canowindra, which is an issue Cabonne Shire Council has raised with both myself and Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard.”

“A workshop will be held next week with local stakeholders including members of Cabonne Council, Western NSW Local Health District, the Rural Doctors Network and Western NSW Primary Health Network,” Ms Cooke said.

These Health Infrastructure announcements for the Cowra region follow an earlier Budget announcement of a new Regional Family Care Centre for Cowra, as part of a $12.2 million investment to increase specialised support for young families across regional NSW through Tresillian and the Gidget Foundation.