Local Projects

Click on a category to see what projects are complete or in progress in your area

This map showcases projects in our region, funded by the NSW Government, that are delivering within our small communities to build a brighter future.

Steph Cooke and Members of the Temora Shire Council smile at the camera while standing on a dirt road.

$2,600,000 Fixing Local Roads in Temora Shire – Delivered

Three Temora Shire road projects shared $2,600,000 in funding under the Fixing Local Roads program.

Narrandera Adventure Playground – In Progress

The Narrandera Shire Council was awarded $75,000 as part of the final round of the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program, with the …Learn More

Adventure Playground Cowra – Delievered

This playground project received $357,848 through Round One of the Stronger Country Communities Fund and provides an area within the Cowra Peace Precinct …Learn More

Ardlethan Sewerage Treatment Plant – Delivered

This critical project received $3,280,000 from the NSW Government under the 2017 Water Security for Regions Program and was officially opened 9 April …Learn More

Blayney-Demondrille Railway Reactivation – In Progress

This railway line was deactivated after it sustained damage in the 2011 floods. The NSW Government is committed to seeing it repaired, reactivated …Learn More

Boys to the Bush hub in Young – Delivered

$500,000 in funding was delivered to Boys to the Bush to establish new community hubs in Leeton and Young. The hub at Young …Learn More

Bronze “Bill the Bastard” – Delivered

A bronze, life-size sculpture of Australia’s greatest war horse, ‘Bill the Bastard’, has been placed in Murrumburrahthe birthplace of the Australian Light Horse. …Learn More

Change Rooms for Girls at Loftus Oval – In Progress

The NSW Government has funded $346,425 to deliver for young female Rugby League players in Junee by providing a dedicated female change room …Learn More

Steph Cooke, MLHD staff and hospital auxiliary members stand in the new facility.

Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service New Facility – Delivered

This facility has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service program. The facility has 33-beds, including flexible inpatient beds which can be used for both residential and inpatient care.

Cootamundra Emergency Department and Palliative Care Unit Upgrades – Delivered

Cootamundra Hospital received funding of $461,500 to overhaul to its emergency department.Media ReleaseWhile the Palliative Care unit received $170,000 for refurbishments to make …Learn More

Cootamundra TAFE – Diploma of Nursing – Delivered

Addressing the workforce shortfall many of our hospitals and health facilities have been experiencing, Cootamundra TAFE is supporting the education of new nurses …Learn More

Cowra Civic Centre Upgrades – Delivered

Cowra Civic Centre has received $1.5 million from the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program to complete upgrades that will enable better comfort and …Learn More

Flight Simulators For Temora Aviation Museum – In Progress

Thanks to $438,110 funding from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund, Temora Aviation Museum will install a P40 Kittyhawk, P51 Mustang and …Learn More

Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant – Delivered

A new $12.3 million sewerage treatment facility has been officially opened in Grenfell, thanks to the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fund. The Grenfell …Learn More

improve sewerage infrastructure in Barellan – Delivered

$4.8 million in funding for two important water infrastructure projects in Narrandera Shire under the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program, has …Learn More

Improving the Newell Highway – In Progress

The NSW Government has committed to a $500 million program to upgrade and improve safety on the Newell Highway.Under the 2019-20 NSW Budget, …Learn More

Cr Neil Smith, James Davis, Cole Davis and Steph Cooke MP stand next to a sign that reads 'Junee Sewerage Treatment Plant' and lean against a railing. Behind them is a pool of sewerage water.

New Junee Sewerage Treatment Plant – Delivered

The NSW Government contributed $5 million toward this $8.8 million project, which replaced the town’s ageing plant. A wetland that utilises the reuse …Learn More

Sam Knight, Luke Taberner, Steph Cooke MP, Cole Davis Neil Smith stand on railway lines, wearing high vis vests and hard hats.

Junee to Griffith Rail Upgrade – Delivered

Upgrades to the Junee to Griffith line to improve efficiency for freight carriers and reduce costs for producers and consumers as part of …Learn More

Junee’s Athenium Theatre – In Progress

With a recent announcement of $1.5 million through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program, the Iconic Athenium theatre in Junee is set to …Learn More

Livvi’s Place Albert Park – Delivered

A playground, designed with elements to enable inclusive play for all has been delivered for children in Cootamundra, and visitors alike. Located in …Learn More

More silos, stock feeders and farming equipment manufactured in Cowra – Delivered

Under the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund a $220,000 grant has helped Active Global Group Pty Ltd scale up its production of …Learn More

Multi-Use Library and Community Facility at Young – In Progress

This project will deliver a new joint-use library and community facility, funded under a partnership between the NSW Department of Education and Hilltops …Learn More

New Ambulance Station at Ardlethan – Delivered

A new ambulance station at Ardlethan was officially opened on 11 February 2019.Media release link

New Ambulance Station at Coolamon – Delivered

The new station is the first ambulance station in Coolamon, made possible with the generous land donation by the Coolamon Shire Council and …Learn More

New Ambulance Station at Grenfell – Delivered

The new Grenfell ambulance station was officially opened on 8 March 2021. Related Media Releases:Creation of Grenfell’s new ambulance station takes significant step …Learn More

New Ambulance Station For Harden – Delivered

Officially opened on 8 February 2019. The media release can be found here.

New CT Scanner for Young Hospital – Delivered

A new $1 million CT Scanner has been allocated to Young Hospital in the 2022-23 NSW Budget

New Kitchen for Barellan Showground – Delivered

Barellan’s Showground will soon be installing a new kitchen in the Carroll Pavilion, made possible through $62,345 in funds delivered by the NSW …Learn More

New Operating Theatre for Temora Hospital – Delivered

Refurbishment work on the $2.3 million Temora Hospital operating theatre upgrade has been delivered. The upgrade includes a refurbished operating theatre and recovery …Learn More

New PA System for Holland Park Pool – Delivered

The new equipment was funded by $15,000 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program, ensuring visitors will hear important calls and announcements …Learn More

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke with a number of preschool students at Gundagai Preschool

New Preschool for Gundagai – In Progress

The NSW Government has invested over $2 million in seeing the delivery of a new preschool for the community’s littlest learners in Gundagai.With …Learn More

New Tresillian Centre Cowra – In Progress

Providing specialist support for young families, a new centre has had funds committed as part of the NSW Government’s 2021-22 Budget.

Steph Cooke leans on the rail at the Wyangala Dam and looks at the camera. The Dam is behind her and the water level is visibly low.

New Water Treatment Plant for Wyangala – In Progress

Work has begun on a new $5.1 million Wyangala Water Treatment Plant which will deliver up to 800,000 litres of clean drinking water …Learn More

Cowra Hospital Redevelopment – In Progress

The NSW Government is spending more than $110 million to deliver the redevelopment of Cowra Hospital. The concept design for the redevelopment is …Learn More

NSW South West Slopes Zone RFS Fire Control Centre – Delivered

The $6.1 million investment by the NSW Government into building this centre has provided the RFS South West Slopes Zone with state-of-the-art facilities …Learn More

Narrandera Fisheries Expansion – In Progress

The NSW Government’s Narrandera Fisheries Centre has played a vital role in freshwater fish breeding and stocking across the State. Recently, more than …Learn More

Reduced Speed Limits in Jugiong – Delivered

After safety issues were raised by locals, speed zones within the village and surrounds have been reduced to ensure safety for pedestrians and …Learn More

Reliable Water Supply for Bribbaree – Delivered

The Bribbaree Water Infrastructure project was made possible thanks to a $127,000 grant from the NSW Government’s $15 million Emergency Fund, along with …Learn More

Renee Ford, Ana Djukic, Steph Cooke MP, Carrie Giddings, David and Marko Djukic stand in front of a school crossing.

Safety Boost for Murrumburrah Public School – Delivered

Safety for students at Murrumburrah Public School has been boosted by a school crossing supervisor, one of 98 rolled out across the state …Learn More

Steph Cooke and Minister Lee stand in a group of TAFE staff in front of a new building.

State-Of-The-Art TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre for West Wyalong – Delivered

An investment of $6.6 million by the NSW Government has seen the delivery of the TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in West …Learn More

Support for the Henry Lawson Festival – Delivered

After receiving $50,000 through the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund, the Henry Lawson festival was back bigger and better than ever in …Learn More

TAFE NSW Cootamundra Provides Diploma of Nursing – Delivered

A Diploma of Nursing which recently commenced at TAFE NSW Cootamundra is expanding opportunities for regionally-based students to get in-demand skills in the …Learn More

Temora Hospital Redevelopment – In Progress

The NSW Government locked in the $80 million commitment to redevelop Temora Hospital in the 2022-23 NSW Budget. This redevelopment is in addition …Learn More

Upgrades to Ariah Park Recreation Ground – Delivered and In Progress

The NSW Government has invested over $350,000 in Ariah Park Recreation Ground, through Stronger Country Communities Fund Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4.These …Learn More

Upgrades to Bob Aldridge Park – In Progress

Bob Aldridge Park in Temora is receiving much-needed upgrades after an injection of $518,078 under the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund grant. …Learn More

Upgrades to Coolac Oval – Delivered

New cricket nets and picket fencing at Coolac Oval have been made possible through a $200,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities …Learn More

Upgrades to hall and New playground for Old Junee Community Hall – Delivered

Under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, $106,151 has been provided to upgrade the hall building and construct a new playground at …Learn More

Upgrades to Harden – Murrumburrah & District War Memorial Pool – In Progress

Announced in January 2022, Hilltops Council received a $997,500 grant under the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund to undertake much-needed upgrades. Media …Learn More

Upgrades to Monteagle Hall – Delivered

The NSW Government has funded the delivery of upgrades to Monteagle Hall, totalling over half a million dollars so far. Funding has come …Learn More

Upgrades to Narrandera Ambulance Station – Complete

As part of the Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program, Narrandera Ambulance Station received a $680,000 upgrade. Media Release

Upgrades to Temora Swimming Pool – Complete

Upgrades to Temora Swimming Pool were completed thanks to a $990,000 contribution from the NSW Government’s Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund, …Learn More

West Wyalong Health Facility Upgrades – Delivered

 A $433,000 upgrade to the West Wyalong Health Facility including the Community Health hub has been delivered.Media Release

Wiradjuri Garden at West Wyalong Public School – In Progress

A project to establish a Wiradjuri native garden and turf playing field is underway at West Wyalong Public School thanks to $127,223 funding …Learn More