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18/06/24


BUDGET 2024: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says while there is some good news coming out of the NSW State Budget for the electorate, government …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireEmergency ServicesNews

14/06/24


Cooke Welcomes New Police to the Area

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed new police officers to the region, as they join the beat in the electorate. Ms Cooke …Learn More

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13/06/24


Regional Road Funding in Focus Ahead of State Budget

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called on the NSW Labor Government to invest in the safety and connectivity of local towns and …Learn More

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12/06/24


Funding Announced for Grassroots Community Projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced grants totalling $300,000 for 12 projects across the electorate thanks to the latest round of funding …Learn More

CommunityNewsTourismWeddin Shire

12/06/24


Henry Lawson Festival Draws Thousands of Visitors to The Region

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the work of all those involved in this year’s Henry Lawson Festival in Grenfell, congratulating the …Learn More

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11/06/24


Restoring Transparency in Health Plan Process

In what is a significant win for the Cootamundra community, the NSW Parliament has voted in support of an Opposition motion calling on …Learn More

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30/05/24


Steph’s Gazette – May 2024

Download a copy of Steph’s Gazette for May 2024 (#Issue 9) here: https://stephcooke.com.au/content/uploads/Stephs-Gazette-May-2024.pdf

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHealthNews

30/05/24


MLHD Community Consultation a ‘Schemozzle’

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called into question the integrity of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s (MLHD) draft Health Service Plan for …Learn More

Crown LandsEnvironment and HeritageNews

28/05/24


Forestry Industry for Local Economy and Beyond

Member for Cootamundra and Shadow Minister for Crown Lands Steph Cooke visited the Tumut region to meet with forestry industry stakeholders on the …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHealthNews

22/05/24


Stakeholder Meeting Gives Voice to Community Concerns

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke together with health clinicians and members of the community have held an urgent meeting to discuss the impacts …Learn More

Cowra ShireGrantsLocal projectsNews

21/05/24


The Sky’s the Limit at the New-Look Cowra Aero Club

Cowra has cemented its reputation as a regional hub for aviation training with the opening of the Cowra and District Aero Club’s new …Learn More

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21/05/24


Celebrating our SES Volunteers this ‘WOW’ Day

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging residents across the electorate to wear something orange this Wednesday (May 22), to support and celebrate …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHealthNews

17/05/24


Cooke Demands Action from Regional Health Minister

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called on the Regional Health Minister Ryan Park to immediately intervene and prevent any loss of health …Learn More

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16/05/24


Shining a Spotlight on Sport in the Regions

Recognising the pivotal role sport plays in local communities, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called on the Labor Government to ensure next …Learn More

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14/05/24


Cooke Calls for Agricultural R&D Funding to be a Priority

Recognising the vital role agricultural research & development plays in the productivity of our primary industries, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called …Learn More

CommunityCommunity resourcesEmergency ServicesNarrandera ShireNews

13/05/24


Emergency Services Open Day a Success

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the work of first responders in the local community, during a visit to the Narrandera Combined …Learn More

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08/05/24


Life-Saving Defibrillators for the Cootamundra Electorate

Local clubs and organisations in the Cootamundra electorate have been awarded $21,919 in NSW Government funding to assist with the purchase of 8 …Learn More

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07/05/24


$1.7 Million Secured for Women’s Sport in the Region

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of more than $1.7 million for the Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Lions FN Club …Learn More

Cowra ShireLocal projectsNews

06/05/24


Funding Announced for Gooloogong Evacuation Centre

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of $188,620 at Gooloogong Public School to establish a community evacuation centre at the …Learn More

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01/05/24


Domestic Violence Remembrance Day

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is reminding the community of the help and support services available for those suffering domestic or family violence, …Learn More

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30/04/24


New-Look Campdraft Arena A ‘Game Changer’

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was on hand to help cut the ribbon on the new-look Marrar Campdraft Arena, which has undergone a …Learn More

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30/04/24


Steph’s Gazette – April 2024

Download your copy of Steph’s Gazette for April 2024 (Issue #8) here: https://stephcooke.com.au/content/uploads/Stephs-Gazette-April-2024.pdf

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26/04/24


Funding available for Local War Memorials

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is inviting local groups and organisations to apply for grants aimed at preserving war memorials across New South …Learn More

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25/04/24


ANZAC DAY 2024 A Day of Remembrance and Gratitude

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined hundreds of locals at ANZAC Day commemorative events across the region, to pay tribute to Australian …Learn More

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24/04/24


2024 Anzac Day Services across the Cootamundra Electorate

Download your copy of the 2024 Anzac Day Services across the Cootamundra electorate here: https://stephcooke.com.au/content/uploads/2024-Anzac-Day-Services-Flyer.pdf

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18/04/24


Call for Crime Inquiry to visit Local Area

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has written to the chair of the parliamentary inquiry investigating regional crime, requesting committee members hold a public …Learn More

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16/04/24


NSW Youth Week Launches with a Bang in the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has launched NSW Youth Week 2024 in the electorate with the opening of the new Bland Shire Youth …Learn More

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10/04/24


Nominations Open for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling for nominations for the 2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, held to honour the quiet …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEmergency ServicesLocal projectsNews

09/04/24


Preserving the Past While Preparing for the Future

Work has commenced on upgrades to the heritage-listed Cootamundra Fire Station to modernise the building and ensure it is fit for purpose, while …Learn More

CommunityJunee ShireNews

04/04/24


Community Service Recognised in Junee

Former Junee Mayor Peter Commens was honoured for his ongoing commitment to the local area when he was presented with a NSW Government …Learn More

Local projectsNewsRoads and TransportTemora Shire

03/04/24


Road Opening Highlights need for Ongoing Investment

Ongoing investment in our rural and regional roads network is vital to the long-term prosperity of our towns and villages, with robust road …Learn More

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03/04/24


Cooke: New Hub an Investment in our Young People

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was on hand to help officially open the long-awaited Cootamundra Youth Hub, which she said, is a vital …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsWater and Energy

27/03/24


Minister Caught in Announcement Blunder

The Water Minister has been caught in an embarrassing misstep after announcing a new funding program for Boorowa, just weeks after making the …Learn More

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26/03/24


Take Care on the Roads this Easter long Weekend

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging residents to take extra care on the road as motorists across New South Wales plan their …Learn More

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26/03/24


New- Look West Wyalong Recreation Ground Opened

Sport and recreation in West Wyalong has been transformed after the official opening of the renovated West Wyalong Recreation Ground, by the Member …Learn More

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25/03/24


Government Must Put Regional Needs at the Top of Their To-Do List

The NSW Labor Government must commit to prioritising issues in rural and regional New South Wales during its second year in office, or …Learn More

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22/03/24


Make Your Voice Heard During Regional Crime Inquiry

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging residents to contribute to the newly established regional crime inquiry to ensure communities across the electorate …Learn More

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20/03/24


Regional Crime Inquiry Finally Underway

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said common sense has finally prevailed with the announcement today that a parliamentary inquiry into regional crime will …Learn More

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14/03/24


Keeping an Eye on Vision Problems

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced her support for the Lions Eye Health Program, and is encouraging primary schools across the Cootamundra …Learn More

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13/03/24


Cooke Shines A Spotlight in Parliament on Local Policing Needs

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has once again raised the urgent need for 24/7 policing in Cowra during a speech on the floor …Learn More

CommunityGrantsLocal projectsNewsTemora Shire

12/03/24


Stepping Back in Time with New-Look Walkway

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was in Temora to officially open the upgrades to the Bundawarrah Centre, including a new walkway for a …Learn More

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11/03/24


Celebrating Our Seniors

24 residents from across the Cootamundra electorate have been announced as recipients of the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award. Member for …Learn More

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04/03/24


Another Preschool Win for Cowra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of close to $800,000 to go towards a stand-alone preschool at Cowra’s Yalbillinga Boori …Learn More

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04/03/24


Celebrating our Local Women

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said NSW Women’s Week 2024 is a time dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of women across …Learn More

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29/02/24


New-Look West Wyalong Recreation Ground Opened

Sport and recreation in West Wyalong has been transformed after the official opening of the renovated West Wyalong Recreation Ground, by the Member …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

27/02/24


Wallendbeen Bridge Build Long Overdue

The recommencement of work in Wallendbeen to replace the bridge on Burley Griffin Way is long overdue, and the department responsible for the …Learn More

Bland ShireEducationNews

27/02/24


St Mary’s War Memorial School Upgrades Offically Opened

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited staff and students at St Mary’s War Memorial School in West Wyalong to see first-hand the recent …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireEducationLocal projectsNews

27/02/24


New Preschool Secured for Cowra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS) has been awarded $3.7 million in State Government funding to …Learn More

CommunityCommunity resourcesCowra ShireNews

26/02/24


Best Practive for Worst-Case Scenario on Show in Cowra

Ensuring residents in Cowra are well prepared and looked after in the event of future floods and other potential disasters, was the focus …Learn More

EducationHilltops CouncilNews

22/02/24


Boorowa Preschool Win

Boorowa is among 49 communities to be included on a list of regional areas chosen as locations for new public preschools, following a …Learn More

CommunityJunee ShireLocal projectsNews

20/02/24


Supporting Seniors in Junee

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the recent refurbishments to the Junee Senior Citizen’s Welfare Club Hall will allow the group to expand …Learn More

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15/02/24


Steph Cooke Hosts Police Minister in Young

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has used a visit to Young by Police Minister Yasmin Catley to once again highlight the need for …Learn More

Cowra ShireHealthNews

14/02/24


Shining a Light on Tresillian Services in Cowra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the early parenting support provided by Tresillian in Cowra has been an invaluable resource for the town …Learn More

CommunityHealthNewsTemora Shire

13/02/24


Community Input Vital for New Temora Hospital Plan

Residents in and around Temora are being encouraged to have their say on the design of the new Temora Hospital, after plans for …Learn More

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06/02/24


Government Avoids Scrutiny By Cutting Sitting Days

As the New South Wales Parliament returns for the first day of sitting for the year, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has raised …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsWater and Energy

05/02/24


Lobbying Pays off for Boorowa Community

Following close to 12 months of intense lobbying on behalf of the Boorowa community, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has helped secure over …Learn More

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02/02/24


Cootamundra Summit Drives 2024 Advocacy Agenda

Representatives from local governments across the Cootamundra electorate gathered in Harden today for the 6th annual Mayoral Summit hosted by local MP Steph …Learn More

CommunityJunee ShireNews

31/01/24


Minister Hears Junee Community Concersn Firsthand

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the NSW Corrections Minister can be left in no doubt about the significant impact that changes to …Learn More

Bland ShireNews

30/01/24


Fish Drop Lifts Stock Numbers in Bland

Almost 10,000 fish have been released across the Bland Shire during the latest restocking program, aimed at enhancing recreational fishing opportunities for enthusiasts …Learn More

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29/01/24


Promised Level Crossing Upgrade Derailed

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is demanding answers from the NSW State Government over why work is yet to commence on a major …Learn More

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26/01/24


Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Our Regions

Australia Day is all about the importance of belonging to a community, and making a meaningful contribution to the lives of others, Member …Learn More

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24/01/24


More Men’s Sheds than Maccas Restaurants

Following a recent visit to the Men’s Shed in Harden, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging men of all ages across the …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsWater and Energy

23/01/24


Minister Must Act Now on Boorowa Water

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling on Water Minister Rose Jackson to take immediate action to fix the water supply issues that …Learn More

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19/01/24


Celebrating our Local Seniors

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to celebrate the positive role seniors play in the local area by nominating them …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNews

18/01/24


Scouting for New Recruits in Young

Students and young adults in Young and surrounding areas are being encouraged to embrace the spirit of adventure and community by signing-up to …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

17/01/24


Boosting Visitor Numbers in our Villages

A new playground in Koorawatha is expected to be a major drawcard for visitors to the village, after it was officially opened during …Learn More

AgricultureJunee ShireNews

08/01/24


Restocking Boosts Local Fish Populations

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Bethungra Dam to lend a hand during the recent fish restocking project, which is designed to strengthen …Learn More

Narrandera ShireNewsRoads and Transport

21/12/23


New funding for Vital Road Repairs Across the Narrandera Region

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEducationHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora Shire

21/12/23


Talent on Show at Schools Across the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated students, parents, and teachers on completing the 2023 school year, and has praised the achievements of …Learn More

CommunityEmergency ServicesHilltops CouncilNews

20/12/23


Young Welcomes New Probationary Constable

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed new Probationary Constable Tom Perkins to the region following his first shifts at Young Police Station, …Learn More

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18/12/23


Cooke: We all Have a Role to Play in Keeping our Roads Safe this Christmas

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging motorists to take care during the Christmas holiday period after ten people lost their lives on …Learn More

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15/12/23


Happy Little Vegemite Art Competition Winners Announced

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the imagination, creativity, and talent displayed by the local school students who took part in the …Learn More

CommunityGrantsLocal projectsNewsSport and RecreationTemora Shire

14/12/23


A New Era for Sport at Temora’s Bob Aldridge Park

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the completion of significant upgrades at Bob Aldridge Park, marks a new era for sport in Temora. …Learn More

Bland ShireLocal projectsNewsWater and Energy

11/12/23


Locking-In West Wyalong Security

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the West Wyalong Water Reliability Project will reinforce water supply and security in the Bland Shire to …Learn More

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08/12/23


Interview with Jaynie Seal – Sky News Regional

Subjects: Murray Darling Basin Plan/water buybacks, Local Water Utilities Joint Select Committee inquiry, weather warnings/preparation. E&OE… Jaynie Seal: Thank you so much for …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

06/12/23


Boys to the Bush Providing Vital ‘Men’ – Toring

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the team behind the local Boys to the Bush support service, with the organisation going ahead …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireGrantsNews

05/12/23


Small Projects Making a Big Difference in our Villages

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined with members of the Gooloogong community to help officially mark the opening of the revamped amenities building …Learn More

CommunityNewsWeddin Shire

04/12/23


Cooke: Cherry Festival a Blooming Success

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has applauded all those involved in the 2023 National Cherry Festival in Young, praising their dedication and hard …Learn More

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01/12/23


Putting Our Hand up for Regional Investment

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging community groups to secure the region’s fair share of state government investment, and apply for funding …Learn More

All LGAsNewsWater and Energy

30/11/23


Enough is Enough on Basin Plan Secrecy

NSW Shadow Water Minister Steph Cooke says the passage of Commonwealth legislation rewriting the rules of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, gives added urgency …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNews

29/11/23


Hilltops Council to Benefit from $7 Million in Additional Road Funding

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed additional road funding for Hilltops Council that will go towards repair and maintenance of the local …Learn More

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23/11/23


Cowra Hostpial Redevelopment – Tresillian Inpatient Services

The following is a statement attributable to the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke: “I have been informed today by Health Infrastructure NSW and …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNews

23/11/23


Centenary Celebrations for young CWA

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke praised the importance of community organisations like the Country Women’s Association during a special event celebrating the 100th …Learn More

CommunityEmergency ServicesNewsTemora Shire

22/11/23


Firefighter Recruits Leading by Example in Temora

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was in Temora recently to help welcome three new firefighter recruits to the Temora Fire Station. Elliot Mendick, …Learn More

Bland ShireNewsRoads and Transport

10/11/23


Road Repair Funding Secured for Bland Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for …Learn More

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10/11/23


Building on a Legacy of Local Investment

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to take every opportunity to build on the legacy of investment by the previous …Learn More

Junee ShireLocal projectsNews

09/11/23


New Funding for Vital Road Repairs Across the Junee Region

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireNews

09/11/23


Cowra CWA: 100 Years and Still Going Strong

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke expressed her appreciation for the enduring legacy of the Cowra CWA Branch during recent celebrations marking its 100th …Learn More

Junee ShireNews

08/11/23


Cooke calls on Corrections Minister to Come Out of Hiding

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says Corrections Minister Anoulack Chanthivong has serious questions to answer over the Government’s shock decision to take over …Learn More

All LGAsNewsWater and Energy

07/11/23


Water Strategy Leaves Lachlan Region up the Creek

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says the current Lachlan Regional Water Strategy is alarmingly bereft of any significant long-term plans for water security …Learn More

Cowra ShireNewsRoads and Transport

07/11/23


Funding Announched for Vital Road Repairs Across Cowra Region

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsNews

02/11/23


Revamped Bowling Green Officially Unveiled

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was in Ganmain recently to officially open the new synthetic greens at the Sports Club. Funded in part …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireNews

01/11/23


Local Heroes Honoured at Matong War Memorial

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke paid tribute to the brave service men and women from the Matong community during a wreath laying ceremony …Learn More

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31/10/23


Don’t Let Mental Health Worries Bowl You Over

As Mental Health Month draws to a close, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is reminding residents of the importance of ensuring the community …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

30/10/23


Honouring a Unique Contribution to the Community

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has recognised the extraordinary fundraising efforts of local Cootamundra resident Jason Baldock, who raised vital funds for those …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

27/10/23


A Fond Farewell for a Dedicated Local

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the dedication and unwavering commitment of local resident John Ashcroft who is stepping down from his …Learn More

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26/10/23


Cooke: We Need an Inquiry into Country Crime

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has lent her support to a proposed parliamentary inquiry into crime rates in rural and regional New South …Learn More

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25/10/23


Spread the Word! Vegemite’s Turning 100

In honour of Vegemite’s 100th birthday, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is inviting students in the electorate to unleash their artistic talents and …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNews

23/10/23


Celebrating 60 Years of Meals on Wheels in Young

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the work of local volunteers who have contributed to the enduring success of Meals on Wheels …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsSport and Recreation

20/10/23


Impressive Talent on Display at Boorowa Sports Carnival

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined thousands of students, parents, and teachers from Canberra and across NSW at the 2023 Boorowa Touch & …Learn More

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20/10/23


Working Together to Secure our Fair Share

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the announcement of a government program aimed at boosting female participation in sport, and is calling …Learn More

AgricultureGrantsLocal projectsNarrandera ShireNews

20/10/23


Visitors Hooked on Narrandera Fisheries Centre Fun

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Narrandera Fisheries Centre has well and truly cemented its reputation as the nation’s leading facility of …Learn More

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10/10/23


World Mental Health Day: We all have a Role to Play

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging everyone across the local area to pause and take a moment to think not just about …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

03/10/23


NSW Labour Government Takes a Wrong Turn on Coota-Gundagai Demerge Roadmap

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the NSW Labor Government has clearly lost its way on the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council demerge process, and …Learn More

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29/09/23


State Budget a Mixed Bag for Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP says while she is relieved to see vital funding commitments for the Cootamundra electorate honoured in today’s …Learn More

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29/09/23


Celebrating women in the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling on nominations for this year’s NSW Regional Woman of the Year Award. Ms Cooke said the …Learn More

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29/09/23


Police Remembrance Day: A Chance to Say Thank you

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined officers from the Young Police Station this morning, for a service marking National Police Remembrance Day. “There …Learn More

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13/09/23


Dam Decision Raises Concerns Over Labor’s Commitment to Regional

Member for Cootamundra and Shadow Water Minister Steph Cooke says the NSW Labor Government’s decision to rip up plans to raise the Wyangala …Learn More

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08/09/23


Vital Regional Investments Under Threat in Labor’s Budget

Vital community projects across our Cootamundra electorate are under significant threat, with the NSW Labor Government refusing to rule out scrapping the hugely …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

07/09/23


Minister Missing in Action

Last Thursday marked one year to the day that it was announced the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council would be de-amalgamated. When it was first …Learn More

EducationNewsTemora Shire

05/09/23


Finding Pathways to Success

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was in Temora last week with Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Justin Clancy, to meet …Learn More

Coolamon ShireEmploymentLocal projectsNews

05/09/23


Coolamon Open for Business

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke was on hand in Coolamon today to help officially open the new Business Park in the town. “The …Learn More

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25/08/23


Honouring Years of Selfless Service

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke was on hand to personally thank local members of the NSW RFS for their years of continued service, …Learn More

All LGAsNewsWater and Energy

23/08/23


Government on Notice Over Water Funding Cuts

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has written to Water Minister Rose Jackson, putting the NSW State Government on notice when it comes to …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsLocal projectsNewsSport and Recreation

14/08/23


Teamwork Make the Dream Work

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke joined with proud local residents in Ganmain on Sunday, to officially open the revamped Ganmain multi-purpose sports facility. …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsNewsWater and Energy

14/08/23


Talk is Good, But Action is What’s Needed Now

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke was among the state and federal MPs who joined regional industry leaders and stakeholders at the annual Bush …Learn More

CommunityCommunity resourcesHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

19/07/23


Young Library & Cultural Precinct: The End is Just the Beginning

The Young Library & Cultural Precinct has been officially opened earlier this month as part of a community open day to welcome completion …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

07/07/23


Efforts Ongoing To Secure Long-Term Fix for Annie Pyers Drive

Longstanding concerns about Annie Pyers Drive, home to the Dog on the Tuckerbox, have been heard by the Minister for Regional Transport and …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNewsRoads and Transport

07/07/23


Impact of Stalled Wallendbeen Bridge Project put to Minister

Following their recent meeting about the Wallendbeen Bridge replacement project, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has met with the Minister for Regional Transport …Learn More

All LGAsHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNewsRoads and Transport

07/07/23


Hight Tech Lights at Bribbaree Level Crossing Now Operational

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the official start of a trial of new technology to boost safety at the level crossing …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsLocal projectsNews

05/07/23


Weaving Workshop Foster Greater Connections to Culture

West Wyalong Local Aboriginal Land Council has hosted the first of a series of Indigenous Weaving Workshops, thanks to funding of $21,359 through …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

28/06/23


Trial Level Crossing System Soon Operational at Bribbaree

Transport for NSW have completed safety testing and are working with Australian Rail Track Corporation and Weddin Shire Council as the trial level …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

22/06/23


Cooke Seeks Answers on Wallendbeen Bridge Project

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling on Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and ARTC to resolve an impasse which has stalled the Wallendbeen …Learn More

Bland ShireEducationGrantsLocal projectsNews

20/06/23


A Boost to Outdoor activities at local schools

A Wiradjuri native garden and turf playing field at West Wyalong Public School, and new playground equipment and sand soft fall at Wyalong …Learn More

Uncategorized

20/06/23


Construction on Track for BMX and Adventure Park in Wyalong

Redman Oval at Wyalong is a hive of activity as construction of a new BMX bike track and Ninja adventure park commences following …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

26/05/23


Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced that applications are now open for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships and encourages all hard-working apprentices …Learn More

CommunityGrantsHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

25/05/23


Horse Riders give New All-Weather Arena the Tick of Approval

Horse riding activities at the Young Showground can now be enjoyed all year-round following over $550,000 in works funded through the Stronger Country …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

24/05/23


Nominate a Hidden Treasure Near You

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, recognising the important volunteer contribution women make to regional, rural and remote …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityGrantsLocal projectsNews

24/05/23


Funding to Preserve our Local Service History

Community groups are being encouraged to make an application under Round One of the Community War Memorials Fund, which is currently open. Member …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

17/05/23


Celebrating our SES Volunteers on Wear Orange Wednesday

WOW Day on Wednesday, 17 May is the opportunity to celebrate SES volunteers across NSW. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging members …Learn More

All LGAsNews

10/05/23


Cooke to Keep up the Pace in 28th Parliament

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was officially sworn in for a third term this week following the opening of the 58th NSW Parliament. …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

24/04/23


Burrangong see new Changerooms for their Female Jockeys

Burrangong Picnic Race Club has been busy upgrading their facilities to incorporate changerooms for female jockeys. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed …Learn More

CommunityJunee ShireLocal projectsNews

21/04/23


Junee Showground sees over $400K in Improvements

Investment of over $400,000 into facilities at Junee Showground has seen a range of improvements completed including an upgrade of the Lord Pavilion, …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNews

19/04/23


Harden Bowling Club on a Roll

Members and guests of Harden Bowling Club are set to benefit following the completion of works funded through two NSW Government funding programs. …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

19/04/23


Get Involved in NSW Youth Week

NSW Youth Week is being celebrated from April 20 – 30 with a theme of ‘Connect, Participate, Celebrate’. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

All LGAsNewsUncategorized

18/04/23


A Moment of Silence for our Anzac Heroes

Tuesday, 18 April 2023  Australians recognise 25 April as a day to honour the service men and women who have defended our freedoms …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsNews

14/04/23


Minister Urged to Prepare for Mice Influx

The CSIRO and NSW Farmers have issued warnings about an expected increase in mice numbers heading into the cooler months. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityGrantsNews

12/04/23


Flood recovery Grants Close Soon

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 Primary producers, small business owners, not-for-profits and community organisations are reminded that disaster declaration applications for various weather events …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityHealthNews

21/03/23


Regional Health Incentive Package Making a Real Difference

Healthcare workers are taking up incentives to move to regional NSW, or stay in our community, with more than 4,700 workers accessing the …Learn More

CommunityGrantsNarrandera ShireSport and Recreation

15/03/23


Slam Dunk for Narrandera Sports Stadium

Insulation improvement works have been completed at the Narrandera Sports Stadium thanks to funding of $65,000 secured by Narrandera Shire Council through the …Learn More

CommunityGrantsJunee Shire

15/03/23


Funding Boost for Junee Citizen’s Hall

The entire community of Junee will benefit from upgrades to the Junee Senior Citizen’s Hall thanks to a cash boost of $60,783 through …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon Shire

15/03/23


Solar Panels to Power up Langtry Oval

Marrar Football and Netball Club are set to benefit from $10,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program. Member …Learn More

CommunityTemora Shire

15/03/23


Temora Museum Celebrating 50 Years

Temora Museum, also known as The Bundawarrah Centre, has been showcasing the region’s local history and heritage for the past 50 years, with …Learn More

CommunityCowra Shire

14/03/23


Over $270,000 Announced for Cowra Library

Cowra Library will benefit from funding of $276,662 through the NSW Government’s $6 million Public Library Infrastructure program. The funding will go towards …Learn More

Roads and TransportTemora Shire

14/03/23


$3.3 Million to Keep Freight Moving on our Regional Roads in Temora

The NSW Nationals Government will invest more than $3.3 million to upgrade critical freight routes in Temora Shire to improve connectivity and road …Learn More

Roads and TransportWeddin Shire

14/03/23


Fixing Local Roads in Bimbi

Nowlans Road at Bimbi is set for an overhaul with funding of $2,998,632 secured by Weddin Shire Council through the latest round of the …Learn More

EmploymentHealth

13/03/23


Next Step in State-Wide Rollout of ‘Single-Employer’ Rural Doctor Model

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for local GP clinics to participate in a state-wide rollout of the Single Employer Model for rural doctors are …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHealthNarrandera ShireTemora ShireWeddin Shire

13/03/23


Next Step in State-Wide Rollout of ‘Single-Employer’ Rural Doctor Model

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for local GP clinics to participate in a state-wide rollout of the Single Employer Model for rural doctors are …Learn More

CommunityTemora Shire

13/03/23


New Space to Play on the Way for Temora

Bradley Park in Temora is among 13 new play-focused projects on the way for communities across the state, thanks to newly announced NSW …Learn More

Bland ShireRoads and Transport

10/03/23


Fixing Local Roads in Bland Shire

Girral Road and Blow Clear Road are set for improvements and rehabilitation after funding of $3,000,000 was secured by Bland Shire Council through …Learn More

Bland ShireTourism

10/03/23


Wyalong Motorsport Values Safety

Wyalong Motor Sport Club Inc will receive a new life-saving device through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunitySport and Recreation

10/03/23


Improvements for Holland Park Swim Centre are off the Starting Blocks

West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club is set to receive $10,000 which will go toward installing new starting blocks, thanks to investment from the …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireHilltops CouncilTemora Shire

09/03/23


Project to Boost Youth Wellbeing Across the Electorate

Five projects totalling over $165,000 across the electorate are among the latest batch of successful projects announced under the NSW Government’s Children and …Learn More

CommunityCowra Shire

09/03/23


Fran Stead Recognised for her Contribution

Fran Stead is being celebrated with a Local Woman of the Year Award in recognition of the significant support she has given to …Learn More

GrantsNews

09/03/23


Funding Boost for Events Across the Electorate

Event-goers across the electorate can soon experience more fun and enjoyment thanks to the opening of the NSW Liberal and National Government’s Regional …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilRoads and Transport

08/03/23


$4.2 Million for Hovell Street Overhaul

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has secured over $4.2 million to undertake extensive infrastructure works at Hovell Street in Cootamundra, thanks to two NSW Government …Learn More

Roads and TransportTemora Shire

08/03/23


Fixing Local Roads in Temora

Temora Shire’s Kurrajong Street, Narraburra Street, Mirrool Road, Whites Road, Thom Street, North Street and Lucas Street are set for improvements, thanks to …Learn More

All LGAsHealth

08/03/23


Crackingthecode this NSW Women’s Week

NSW Women’s Week runs from Monday, 6 March to Sunday, 12 March. International Women’s Day is on 8 March and the NSW Women …Learn More

CommunityNewsWeddin Shire

07/03/23


Gig State Deal Boosts Grenfell’s Internet

Grenfell will be one of 46 locations across regional NSW to get connected to fast and reliable fixed wireless internet, thanks to the …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional Council

07/03/23


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 …Learn More

Bland ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireEducationWeddin Shire

07/03/23


Public Schools to Learn about Sustainability

Five projects across schools in the electorate will see more students with a green thumb thanks to the NSW Government’s $10 million Sustainable …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityNews

07/03/23


Louise McCabe Awarded Rural Scholarship

Louise McCabe from West Wyalong is one of two recipients in the Cootamundra electorate being awarded a one-year scholarship under the 2023 NSW …Learn More

All LGAsLocal projectsNews

07/03/23


Boosting Mobile Reception in the Bush

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $250 million to boost mobile reception in the bush in small communities, tourism hotspots and …Learn More

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

06/03/23


Families Set to Save with Voucher Swap Scheme

Parents will have more choice when it comes to cost of living support thanks to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Active Kids …Learn More

CommunityJunee Shire

03/03/23


Supporting Business Growth in Junee

Junee Shire Council have been successful in receiving funding of $37,500 for their business case to implement Junee Shire Industrial Park thanks to …Learn More

Education

02/03/23


Apply Now for Rural and Regional Health Career Scholarships

Communities across the region will benefit from a program that attracts healthcare workers to rural and regional NSW and supports those already providing …Learn More

CommunityEducation

01/03/23


Back to School Vouchers Supporting Families

Three vouchers worth $50 each, so $150 in total, for each child can be used towards the cost of a range of things …Learn More

Narrandera ShireRoads and Transport

01/03/23


Fixing Local Roads in Narrandera

Old Wagga Road at Narrandera is set for an overhaul with funding of $815,539 secured by Narrandera Shire Council through the latest round of …Learn More

Cowra ShireRoads and Transport

28/02/23


Fixing Local Roads in Gooloogong

Kangarooby Road at Gooloogong is set for an overhaul with funding of $601,000 secured by Cowra Shire Council through the latest round of the …Learn More

Coolamon ShireRoads and Transport

28/02/23


Fixing Local Roads in Coolamon Shire

Marrar North Road in Murrulebale is set for an overhaul with funding of $454,718 secured by Coolamon Shire Council through the latest round of …Learn More

Junee ShireRoads and Transport

28/02/23


Fixing Local Roads in Dirnaseer

Old Cootamundra Road at Dirnaseer is set for an overhaul with funding of $2,684,423 secured by Junee Shire Council through the latest round of …Learn More

Cowra ShireTourism

28/02/23


Wyangala Waters Reflection Park Update After Boost

Work is underway at the Wyangala Reflections Water Holiday Park after the announcement early last year of a $28 million loan from the …Learn More

AgricultureEducation

28/02/23


Agriculture Skills Program Expands to Livestock Industry

Fee-free training will be rolled out to the livestock sector in the region and across NSW thanks to the expansion of a NSW …Learn More

HealthHilltops Council

27/02/23


Young Hospital’s New CT Scanner Operational

Patients at Young District Hospital are benefitting from the installation of a new cutting-edge CT scanner thanks to a $1 Million investment through the NSW Government.  The installation …Learn More

Emergency ServicesJunee Shire

27/02/23


New Station and Trucks for Riverina Volunteer Firefighters

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) members in the Riverina on Saturday to celebrate the official opening of …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireEmergency Services

27/02/23


New Headquarters for Gooloogong SES

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on Saturday to officially open the doors on the new purpose-built …Learn More

All LGAsCommunity

27/02/23


Poppy Advocates for Regional Youth at First Taskforce

New members of the NSW Government’s fourth Regional Youth Taskforce met for the first time in Tamworth recently to discuss issues important to …Learn More

CommunityHilltops Council

23/02/23


Pathway Forward for Young Golf Club

Young Golf Club are set to benefit from $8,000 in funding to install golf cart paths at the club thanks to the NSW …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityEducation

23/02/23


Big Boost for Teacher Training

An innovative approach to teacher training in regional NSW has proven wildly successful and is now being doubled to accommodate demand from aspiring …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireWater and Energy

23/02/23


Wyangala Treatment Plant Taking Shape

Wyangala’s new $5 million water treatment plant is on track to be completed by mid-2023. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the project …Learn More

CommunityRoads and TransportServices

22/02/23


Apprentice and Trainee Regional Travel Card Applications Open

Regional apprentices and trainees in the region can now apply for the NSW Nationals in government’s $250 Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunity

20/02/23


Honour Roll Recognises West Wyalong Quiet Achiever

Sixty-nine new names, including Ms Amanda Stitt of West Wyalong, have been added to the 2021-22 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. This honour roll …Learn More

CommunityCowra Shire

20/02/23


A Welcome Boost for Weigelli Centre Program

Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation has received funding of $146,616 to purchase a bus and trailer to support their recovery program through the NSW …Learn More

EducationTemora Shire

20/02/23


New Fee-Free Courses at TAFE NSW Temora

Two new fee-free courses have been added to the list at TAFE NSW Temora to help meet the demand for fitness and health …Learn More

CommunityRoads and Transport

20/02/23


New Bid to Drive Safer Cars for Country Kids

Young drivers in the region will be given a cash incentive to help them buy a newer, safer vehicle under a state-first program …Learn More

Sport and RecreationTemora Shire

20/02/23


Temora Sporting Facilities see the Light

Three sporting facilities in Temora will benefit from lighting upgrades, thanks to the NSW Government’s $25 million Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting …Learn More

Health

16/02/23


New Nursing and Midwifery Graduates Join Regional Hospitals

Eleven graduate nurses and midwives have begun their careers across eight hospitals and Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) within the Cootamundra electorate, in a major …Learn More

Community

16/02/23


New Emergency Communication Sites for Cootamundra and Surrounds

NSW Telco Authority has delivered 300 new and enhanced radio communications sites across the state to expand the Public Safety Network (PSN) under …Learn More

Education

15/02/23


Coolamon Kids to Benefit from Improved Early Childhood Services

The littlest learners at Coolamon Pre School are set to benefit from just under $15,000 in funding to improve facilities and support programs …Learn More

Cowra ShireRoads and Transport

13/02/23


$2.3 Million for Cowra Shire Road Repairs

Cowra Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,319,288 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Cowra Shire …Learn More

Education

13/02/23


New Pay Perks for Regional Teachers

New financial packages will make it easier for teachers to take jobs at regional schools and settle in communities. The incentives will include …Learn More

Coolamon ShireRoads and Transport

09/02/23


Coolamon Shire to see Cash Injection for Road Repairs

Coolamon Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,552,095 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Coolamon Shire …Learn More

Junee ShireRoads and Transport

09/02/23


Junee Shire to Benefit from over $1.5M for Road Repairs

Junee Shire Council will soon receive funding of $1,598,163 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Junee Shire …Learn More

Narrandera ShireRoads and Transport

09/02/23


Funding to Repair Roads in Narrandera Shire

Narrandera Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,836,998 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Narrandera Shire …Learn More

Roads and TransportWeddin Shire

09/02/23


Road Repairs Across Weddin Shire Given Financial Boost

Weddin Shire Council will soon receive funding of $1,966,645 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the …Learn More

Roads and TransportTemora Shire

09/02/23


Temora Shire to see Financial Boost to Assist Road Repairs

Temora Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,430,501 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Temora Shire …Learn More

CommunityCowra Shire

09/02/23


Wyangala Country Club Receives Life Saving Funding

Wyangala Country Club have been successful in receiving some potentially life-saving funds, to the value of $2,450 to purchase a defibrillator through the …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilRoads and Transport

09/02/23


Financial Boost to Assist in Road Repairs Across Cootamundra-Gundagai

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council will soon receive funding of $2,491,307 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the …Learn More

Bland ShireRoads and Transport

09/02/23


Cash Injection to Bland Shire for Road Repairs

Bland Shire Council will soon receive funding of $4,623,796 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Bland Shire …Learn More

CommunityJunee Shire

09/02/23


Honour Roll Recognises the ‘Unsung Hero’ of Eurongilly

Mrs Gail Commens of Eurongilly is amongst sixty-nine women across NSW added to the 2021-22 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   Coordinated by the NSW Rural Women’s Network, …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilRoads and Transport

09/02/23


$5M Road Repairs Financial Boost for Hilltops Council

Hilltops Council will soon receive funding of $5,008,505 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Hilltops …Learn More

Grants

09/02/23


Six Veteran Projects Given a Boost

Six local organisations have received funding for commemorative projects across the Cootamundra electorate through the NSW Government’s Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).  Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

Bland Shire

06/02/23


West Wyalong Water Security Project Update

Works are progressing on the upgrades for a secure water supply to improve water pressure in the townships of Wyalong and West Wyalong. …Learn More

Junee Shire

06/02/23


Junee set to see Over $900,000 in improvements

Junee Shire Council have been successful in securing over $900,000 to deliver two projects which will support the residents and visitors to Junee …Learn More

Cowra Shire

06/02/23


Cowra Tennis Club Serving up New Playing Surface

The community of Cowra will soon see the courts at Cowra Tennis Club revitalised thanks to successful funding of $95,001 through Round Five …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilGrants

03/02/23


Revitalising Amenities in Cootamundra and Stockinbingal

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) have been successful in receiving funding of over $560,000 to upgrade amenities at Fisher Park in Cootamundra and Ellwood’s …Learn More

Cowra ShireHealth

01/02/23


More Options for Parents and Babies Thanks to Tresillian Family Day Centre

Families across the region who are struggling with the challenges of being a new parent are set to benefit from the recently completed …Learn More

Cowra ShireHealth

01/02/23


Work Starts at $110.2 Million Cowra Hospital Redevelopment

The Cowra community can look forward to soon accessing enhanced health services within a new state-of-the art facility, with early works underway for …Learn More

EducationHilltops Council

31/01/23


Young Joint Use Community Library Nearing Completion

A joint-use community library facility located on the grounds of Young High School is nearing the final stages of construction. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

CommunityCowra Shire

30/01/23


Cowra Represented on the 2023 NSW Government Regional Youth Taskforce

Poppy Starr of Cowra has been selected among 18 young leaders from across the State to represent their community on the fourth official …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireGrants

30/01/23


Ready for a Splashing Good Time at Cowra

There will be increased fun and joy at the Cowra Aquatic Centre with Cowra Shire Council being successful in receiving $981,202 to implement …Learn More

CommunityEducationNews

30/01/23


Flashing Lights in School Zones Keeping Local Kids Safe

As children head back to school it is a timely reminder for motorists to take care in and around our school zones. Member …Learn More

Bland ShireCoolamon ShireNewsWeddin Shire

30/01/23


Live Traffic NSW Expanded to More Regional Councils

Motorists will soon have more real-time traffic information data at their fingertips with the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government adding more local roads …Learn More

NewsRoads and Transport

30/01/23


Upgrade Work Gets Going on Hume Highway Near Gundagai

Work is set to get under way next week on the Hume Highway near Gundagai as part of critical upgrades to improve the …Learn More

All LGAsLocal projectsNewsTourism

27/01/23


Activating our Regional Economy for the Future

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will further invest in infrastructure and facilities that will activate economic and job growth across the region …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireNews

27/01/23


Coolamon Business Park Ontrack for Completion

The Coolamon Business Park project, announced in 2019 with $1.97 million funding from the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus package, is nearing completion.  Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

Grants

27/01/23


Activating our Regional Economy for the Future

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will further invest in infrastructure and facilities that will activate economic and job growth across the region …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

26/01/23


Australia Day 2023

Across the seat of small communities, Australia Day is our opportunity to celebrate all that makes our part of the world a special …Learn More

Uncategorized

25/01/23


Stage 1 Works Complete at LFE Building in Young

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the completion of stage one upgrades at the Lambing Flat Enterprises (LFE) Community Connections building in …Learn More

CommunityGrantsTemora Shire

25/01/23


Improving Access to Temora Community Centre

Families and members of the community will be among those who benefit from an upgrade to the Temora Community Centre thanks to $100,000 …Learn More

EducationNews

24/01/23


Parents set to Save on Preschool in 2023

The NSW State Government is making it easier for parents in the region, who are set to receive cost relief on their preschool …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireNews

23/01/23


Wattamondara Community Celebrates New Hall

The community of Wattamondara are celebrating the recently completed $445,000 community hall located at the Wattamondara Recreation Ground thanks to funding from both …Learn More

CommunityServices

23/01/23


Seniors to save $250 as Applications Open for Round 4 of Popular Travel Card

Seniors living in the region will save $250 on travel costs thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Seniors Travel …Learn More

EducationRoads and TransportServicesWeddin Shire

23/01/23


Transport Boost to BASC for Grenfell

Grenfell Preschool and Long Day Care Inc Centre have been awarded $142,934 thanks to the NSW Government’s commitment to ensure that all parents with …Learn More

GrantsWeddin Shire

23/01/23


Over $1.3M for Projects in Grenfell District

Five projects in the Weddin Shire have received a total of over $1.3 million in funding thanks to Round Five of the NSW …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireLocal projectsNews

19/01/23


Renovations to Langtry Oval

Renovations to change rooms at Langtry Oval will be completed thanks to $119,656 in funding to Marrar Football and Netball Club through Round …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityHealthNewsServices

19/01/23


Supporting the Next Generation of Nurses and Midwives

Members of the community considering a career as a nurse or midwife are being encouraged to choose a rewarding career with NSW Health, …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsLocal projectsNews

19/01/23


Kick up Your Spurs at Marrar Campdraft Arena

Marrar Campdraft Arena will undergo a makeover thanks to $107,325 in funding from Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Funding. …Learn More

CommunityEnvironment and HeritageGrantsNewsTemora ShireTourism

19/01/23


New Funding Paving its Way Into Temora

Installation of a pedestrian bridge at Lake Centenary in Temora is among 11 projects on the way for communities across the state, thanks …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsLocal projectsNews

18/01/23


Upgrades to Kindra Park Facilities

The facilities at Kindra Park in Coolamon are set for transformation thanks to a successful application of $160,000 made by the Coolamon Rovers …Learn More

CommunityGrantsLocal projectsTemora Shire

18/01/23


Temora Shire’s Community Assets set the Uplift

Six local projects spearheaded by Temora Shire Council have received over $890,000 under the fifth round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsNews

18/01/23


Kitchen upgrades for Weethalle Country Club

Weethalle Country Club has been successful in securing funding of $156,213 to install a new kitchen through Round Five of the NSW Government’s …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsLocal projectsNews

18/01/23


Boost to Bowls and Harness Racing in Coolamon Shire

Coolamon Shire Council has received over $900,000 for two major projects through the fifth round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.  …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsNews

17/01/23


Bland Shire Receives Over $890,000

Bland Shire Council has secured $894,780 in funding to deliver five projects through Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityLocal projectsNews

17/01/23


Barmedman Shop Roof Repairs Complete

Work is complete at the Barmedman Shop after the Barmedman Development Association secured $11,000 for roof repairs under the 2021 Community Building Partnership …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsLocal projectsNews

17/01/23


Barmedman Bowling Club Upgrades

Barmedman Bowling Club has successfully received $202,500 through Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

CommunityNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

17/01/23


Nominations Open for Awards Recognising Outstanding Local Women in Sport

Local champions and young achievers in sport will be recognised as part of the NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way Awards, with nominations …Learn More

CommunityGrantsNewsTemora Shire

16/01/23


Refurbishment of Temora Golf Club

Temora Golf Club has successfully received funding of $308,271 to undertake upgrades to the club facilities through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities …Learn More

CommunityGrantsHilltops CouncilLocal projects

13/01/23


Play Space for Koorawatha Community

Koorawatha Progress Association has secured $441,360 for a new playground at Koorawatha Memorial Park through the latest round of the NSW Government’s Stronger …Learn More

Local projectsNews

12/01/23


Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Jobs Boost

Businesses could benefit from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund Round Three that aims to enhance job …Learn More

All LGAsNewsRoads and Transport

09/01/23


Application Opening Fast-Tracked for $500M Road Repair Fund

The NSW Government have fast-tracked the opening of applications for the $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsSport and Recreation

23/12/22


Improvements set for Jugiong Memorial Pool

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is excited to announce Hilltops Council has been successful in their application for $1,044,850 to undertake works at …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHilltops CouncilNarrandera ShireTemora ShireWeddin Shire

23/12/22


Summer Holiday Fun Coming to the Region

Young people in the region will be able to enjoy a vast range of activities during the upcoming summer school holidays, thanks to …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council

22/12/22


Funding to Better Protect Communities from Floods

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has been successful in receiving $149,600 as part of the NSW Government grants to reduce the impacts of floods. Member …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEmergency ServicesHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera Shire

22/12/22


Region Sees a Boost in Police Numbers

Five new probationary constables from ‘Class 356’ will commence duties across the region following their Police Academy attestation and formal ceremony held at …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireEmergency Services

22/12/22


Cowra SES Unit Welcomes New Transport Capability

The NSW State Emergency Service’s (SES) Cowra Unit is delighted to take ownership of a new General Purpose Trailer to bolster their operational …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityServices

22/12/22


NSW Seniors Card 2023 Directory has Arrived

Seniors across the electorate can take advantage of thousands of discounts with the release of the 2023 NSW Seniors Card Directory. Member for …Learn More

CommunityGrantsLocal projectsSport and RecreationTemora Shire

21/12/22


Temora Swimming Pool Ready for Summer

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke was excited to attend the opening of the upgrades to the Temora Swimming pool recently. These upgrades were …Learn More

Cowra ShireGrantsNews

21/12/22


Wyangala Country Club Committed to Community Facilities

Wyangala Country Club has secured a total of $19,424 in funding through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

Coolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireNarrandera ShireTemora Shire

21/12/22


Crown Reserves Secure Funding Across the Electorate

Funding of over $867,000 has been secured to improve and upgrade Crown Land reserves and facilities across the Cootamundra electorate under the NSW …Learn More

Cowra ShireHilltops CouncilRoads and Transport

21/12/22


Have Your say on the Future of Transport in the Cootamundra Electorate

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is calling on communities in the state’s south east and tablelands to have their say on the …Learn More

All LGAsEducationEmploymentNews

21/12/22


UNI Scholarships Help Youth

More young people in out-of-home-care (OOHC) will have an opportunity to pursue their university dreams with the NSW Government funding 10 scholarships across …Learn More

CommunityRoads and TransportTemora Shire

21/12/22


Temora Receives Slice of $117 Million Active Transport Funding

Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler in Temora after securing funding through the $117 million Get NSW Active program. …Learn More

CommunityGrantsJunee ShireNews

21/12/22


Improvements for Junee Community Groups

Community organisations in Junee have been successful in securing funding totalling over $29,000 for three projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

21/12/22


Youth in the Region to Benefit from Projects to Boost Wellbeing

More projects are being delivered across the electorate as part of the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery initiative. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

21/12/22


Active Kids Now Available for School Holiday Programs

Kids have even more reason to get active during these school holidays with the Active Kids program now extended to include school holiday …Learn More

CommunityGrantsHilltops Council

20/12/22


Harmony Gala Dinner

Young and District Multicultural Association have been successful in receiving funding of $5,000 to host their ‘2nd YADMA Harmony Gala Dinner’ thanks to …Learn More

CommunityCrown LandsNewsTemora Shire

20/12/22


Temora Showground Manager Wins NSW Award

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke congratulated local volunteer Jone Pavelic for winning the NSW Government’s Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award. Ms …Learn More

CommunityGrantsTemora Shire

20/12/22


Embracing Cultural Diversity in Temora

Temora Shire Council have been successful in receiving funding of $15,000 to host their ‘Embrace Festival’ thanks to more than $1 million in …Learn More

GrantsNewsWeddin Shire

20/12/22


Grenfell Family Store to get a Facelift

The Trustee of the Salvation Army has secured a total of $19,168 in funding through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireGrantsNews

20/12/22


NSW Government Helping Regional Communities Develop New Ideas

Coolamon Shire Council have been successful in receiving over $586,000 for their Riverina Equine Business Case and Master Plan thanks to the NSW …Learn More

Junee ShireTourism

16/12/22


Canola Trail to Boost Tourism

Junee Shire Council have been successful in receiving $1,075,000 boost for their Canola Trail Activation Program thanks to Round Two of the NSW …Learn More

CommunityGrantsLocal projectsTemora Shire

16/12/22


Temora Projects to Receive Funding

Community organisations in Temora and Ariah Park have secured funding totalling over $20,000 for projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityCommunity resourcesGrantsUncategorized

15/12/22


Bland Community Supported by Resources for Regions

Bland Shire Council has been successful in receiving over $5.2million to deliver five projects from round nine as part of the NSW Government …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEducationNews

14/12/22


Upgrades for Cootamundra Preschool

Under the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program, Cootamundra Preschool has secured a total of $43,300 in funding. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

CommunityEducationGrantsHilltops Council

13/12/22


Shed Talks to Boost Community Connection and Wellbeing

Boys to the Bush, which has hubs in Young and Leeton, will share in $4 million from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Community Connection …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityEducationNews

13/12/22


Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers are Ready to go

Parents across the State can access $150 worth of vouchers through the Premier’s Back to School NSW program from Monday, giving a boost …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsNews

13/12/22


Fish Stocking Program Continues to Strengthen Fish Populations

The NSW Government’s Fish Stocking Program continues to play a vital role in enhancing recreational fishing opportunities and strengthening fish populations across the …Learn More

GrantsHilltops CouncilNews

12/12/22


Support for Hilltops Community Groups

Community groups across the Hilltops region have secured funding of over $93,000 for four projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership …Learn More

Coolamon ShireGrantsNews

12/12/22


Upgrades to Facilities Across Coolamon

Funding totalling more than $38,000 has been secured for two community groups in Coolamon Local Government Area (LGA) through the NSW Government’s 2022 …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsNews

12/12/22


Successful Community Funding for Bland

Five community projects within Bland Local Government Area (LGA) have secured combined funding of over $84,000 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilGrants

09/12/22


Gundagai Museum to Undertake Upgrades

Gundagai Historical Museum has secured a total of $20,118 in funding through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

Narrandera ShireNews

09/12/22


Narrandera Supported by Community Building Partnership Program

Funding totalling more than $30,000 has been secured for two community groups in Narrandera through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

09/12/22


Free Legal Diary and Calendar for Seniors

Avoiding scams, planning for retirement, making a will or getting financial help are just some of the topics included in the free 2023 …Learn More

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All LGAsCommunityEducationTourism

09/12/22


Before and After School Care Vouchers Now Available for Vacation Care

Parents of school-aged children including those starting Kindergarten in 2023, now have more opportunity to claim a $500 voucher for Before and After …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

09/12/22


Christmas Message from Steph Cooke MP

As 2022 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what a year it has been across …Learn More

EducationEmployment

08/12/22


More Fee-Free Training Places to Grow the Skilled Workfo

More fee-free training will be available in priority industries thanks to a landmark 12-month agreement signed by the Australian and NSW Governments.  Member …Learn More

CommunityEducationGrantsNewsServices

07/12/22


Five Apprentices Awarded Bert Evans Scholarship for 2022

A prestigious NSW Coalition Government scholarship program will lend a helping hand to five Cootamundra apprentices facing hardship in their study, boosting their …Learn More

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All LGAsCommunityHealthNews

06/12/22


Alert for Melanoma this Summer

95 per cent of melanoma and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun, …Learn More

CommunityHealthNews

05/12/22


Canowindra Announces New Healthone Location

The new $6 million Canowindra HealthOne, announced as part of the 2021-22 NSW Budget, is a step closer with the NSW Government announcing …Learn More

All LGAsHealthNews

05/12/22


Health Plan put Refugees at Centre of Their Own Healthcare

The NSW Refugee Health Plan 2022-2027 will ensure that people from refugee backgrounds have better access to healthcare communicated in their preferred language …Learn More

CommunityEducationNews

05/12/22


Record Investment Keeping School Kids Cool

More students than ever before are set for a cooler summer as the rollout of the first dedicated school air-conditioning program continues to …Learn More

CommunityWeddin Shire

05/12/22


Upgrades to Grenfell Art Gallery

Weddin Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding of $241,476 to deliver upgrades to the Grenfell Art Gallery thanks to the NSW …Learn More

Steph Cooke stands next to a sign that reads 'Cowra Health Service' and 'emergency'. The hospital building is behind her.
Cowra ShireHealthNews

05/12/22


$110.2M Cowra Hospital Redevelopment Moves Ahead

Work to deliver the new $110.2 million Cowra Hospital will commence in the coming weeks, with the early works contractor appointed for the …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEnvironment and HeritageGrantsNewsTourism

05/12/22


All Signs Point to Gundagai

Gundagai’s Historical Museum has been successful in the funding of $1,370 and is one of nine cultural centres across the state to receive …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNewsSport and Recreation

05/12/22


Life-Saving Defibrillators for Sport Clubs

Community sport clubs and organisations can now apply for up to $9,000 to access life-saving defibrillators, as part of the NSW Government’s Local …Learn More

CommunityGrantsNewsTemora ShireTourism

05/12/22


Temora Town Hall Theatre Wired for Sound

Temora Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding of $7,500 to deliver their upgrades to the Temora Town Hall theatre thanks to …Learn More

All LGAsEducationHealth

02/12/22


$5 Million Boost to Grow and Upskill Regional Health Workforce

Key healthcare workers in regional NSW will be given the opportunity to enter the workforce or upskill, thanks to the NSW Government’s $5 …Learn More

All LGAsEducationNews

01/12/22


Record Funding for Schools in 2023 Across the Cootamundra Electorate

The NSW Government will allocate a record $20.8 million to 63 public schools across the Cootamundra electorate in 2023 delivered through the Resources …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

01/12/22


Delivery Better Country Bridges

Hilltops Council has been successful in receiving funding of $2,409,700 to replace Sheedys Bridge on Woodlands Road, Kingsvale, under the NSW Government’s Fixing …Learn More

AgricultureGrantsTourism

01/12/22


Funding Boost for Paddock-to-Pate Experience

Hillview Farmstay has been successful in securing funding of $150,000 through the Destination NSW Tourism Product Development Fund. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityHealthNews

01/12/22


Pharmacy Reform to Expand Community Health Care

The NSW Government is easing the pressure on patients who find it difficult to get an appointment with a GP, following the announcement …Learn More

CommunityHealth

30/11/22


Funding to Improve Aboriginal Health Services in Cowra

The Western NSW Local Health District will receive $250,000 for important works to be carried out at Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation as part …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireEducation

30/11/22


Dedicated Learning Space to Open in Cowra

Students across the Central West region will be empowered to reach their higher education potential thanks to a new dedicated learning centre earmarked …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsNews

29/11/22


$7.9 Million to Help Dairy Farmers

Dairy farmers in the region will get extra support to recover and rebuild from devastating flooding thanks to a $7.9 million boost by …Learn More

Narrandera ShireNewsRoads and Transport

29/11/22


Supporting Narrandera Shire to fix Potholes

Narrandera Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $534,331.32 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Cowra ShireNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


Pothole Repairs on the way for Cowra LGA

Cowra Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $441,613.16 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

NewsRoads and TransportTemora Shire

28/11/22


Support for Temora Council to fix potholes

Temora Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $457,707.16 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


Supporting More Potholes Repairs in Hilltops LGA

Hilltops Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $943,321.42 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole …Learn More

Bland ShireNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


More Support to Fix Potholes Bland LGA

Bland Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $870,863.89 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Coolamon ShireNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


More Support for Pothole Repairs in Coolamon Shire

Coolamon Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $480,671.51 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Junee ShireNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


Junee Council Receives Support to fix Potholes

Junee Shire Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $301,004.35 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

28/11/22


Further Pothole Repairs on the way for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council will soon start receiving funds totalling $473,892.81 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

Community resourcesLocal projectsNarrandera ShireNews

28/11/22


CRC Plaza Theatre in Narrandera to Receive Upgrades

Narrandera CRC Incorporated has been successful in receiving funding of $141,589 to deliver upgrades to the CRC Plaza Theatre thanks to the NSW …Learn More

HealthNarrandera ShireNews

28/11/22


Funding to Improve Aboriginal Health Servies in Narrandera

Local Aboriginal communities will have access to improved and upgraded health services with Murrumbidgee Local Health District receiving $63,000 for a Cultural Sorry …Learn More

Uncategorized

25/11/22


$50,000 Flood Recovery Grant Open Today

Flood-affected small business owners and not-for-profits can now apply for $50,000 grants to help with immediate clean-up and recovery costs. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNews

25/11/22


Inspecting Flood Damage at Boorowa

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited residents and businesses in Boorowa to see the impact of the recent floods. “As with many …Learn More

Community resourcesNarrandera ShireNews

24/11/22


Doors Open at Flood Recovery Assistance Point in Narrande

A Recovery Assistance Point will operate at Narrandera on Tuesday 29 November to support individuals, families, farmers and business owners recover from the …Learn More

CommunityCommunity resourcesCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNews

24/11/22


Doors Open at Flood Recovery Assistance Point in Gundagai

A Recovery Assistance Point will operate in Gundagai on Saturday 26 November to help individuals, families, farmers and business owners recover from flooding. …Learn More

HealthNewsTemora Shire

24/11/22


Temora Hospital Redevelopment Upcoming Information Sessions

As part of the NSW Government’s $80 million commitment to the redevelopment of the Temora Hospital, information stands and an online information session …Learn More

All LGAsCommunity resourcesGrantsLocal projects

23/11/22


Funding Available to Conserve War Memorials

Community groups are being encouraged to make an application for funds to conserve the state’s community war memorials under round two of the …Learn More

Coolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEmergency ServicesJunee ShireNarrandera ShireTemora ShireWeddin Shire

23/11/22


New Recruits Boost Fire and Rescue in the Region

Nine firefighters have joined the ranks of Fire and Rescue NSW at Coolamon, Cootamundra, Cowra, Grenfell, Junee, Narrandera and Temora Fire Stations after …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

22/11/22


Locals Shortlisted for Crown Lands Award

Two local volunteers are being recognised in this year’s NSW Government-sponsored Community Achievement Awards for their contributions while managing Crown Reserves in the …Learn More

Cowra ShireNews

22/11/22


Doors Open at Flood Recovery Assistance Point in Cowra

A Recovery Assistance Point will operate in Cowra from Thursday 24 November to help individuals, families, farmers and business owners recover from flooding. …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHilltops CouncilJunee ShireLocal projectsNarrandera Shire

22/11/22


More Ways for Seniors to Get Involved

Seniors living in our region now have more opportunities to get involved in the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival thanks to grant funding provided …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilGrantsLocal projectsNews

18/11/22


Cootamundra-Gundagai Events to Bring Community Together

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding of $239,651 under the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events …Learn More

All LGAsEducationNewsServices

18/11/22


Support for Aspiring Early Childhood Educators

Aspiring early childhood educators are set to receive a financial boost as the NSW Government announces a new scholarship program. Early childhood educators …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsNews

17/11/22


Cootamundra Electorate Celebrates Record Year for Agriculture Production in NSW

It’s a timely day to congratulate the sector, with the Minister for Agriculture releasing data that shows the total value of the industry …Learn More

All LGAsCommunity resourcesGrantsHealthLocal projects

17/11/22


Grants Available to Support 2023 NSW Women’s Week Events

Applications are now open for the 2023 NSW Women’s Week Grants Program, with $100,000 in funding available for women-focused events held between 6-12 …Learn More

All LGAsNewsServices

17/11/22


Travel Relief for Apprentices and Uni Students

The NSW Government are boosting the budgets of regional apprentices and university students with a new $250 travel card to be rolled out …Learn More

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All LGAsCommunityNews

17/11/22


Better Protection Under Landmark Coercive Control Reforms

Women, children and all members of the community will be made safer as historic and life-saving coercive control reforms passed in Parliament this …Learn More

All LGAsCommunity resourcesNewsUncategorized

15/11/22


More Savings, More Businesses, Better Seniors Card Program

Businesses in the region will now be able to register for the NSW Seniors Card program faster and more efficiently online, with a …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityGrantsLocal projectsNews

15/11/22


New Funding to see More Young People in the Region Hit the Airways

Young people in the region will have their voices heard through more youth-led radio and podcast initiatives, thanks to a new round of …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityCommunity resourcesLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

15/11/22


Nominations Open for Second Round of Blue Plaques

Residents are being encouraged to nominate the local people or events that helped to shape the rich heritage of the State in the …Learn More

Cowra ShireLocal projects

15/11/22


Cowra’s History Project Preserving Local Stories for the Future

Cowra Voices Audio Archive Project has been successful in receiving funding of $4,670 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Royal Australian Historical Society Cultural …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEmploymentHealthNews

14/11/22


TAFE NSW Cootamundra Gives Students a Running Start to Careers in Nursing

TAFE NSW is helping to build a pipeline of nurses in the Cootamundra area through increasing the accessibility of high-quality training. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsNews

14/11/22


Tech Savvy Seniors Celebrate 10 Years

The NSW Government’s Tech Savvy Seniors program is celebrating a decade of helping seniors dive into the digital world with confidence. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsHealthNews

10/11/22


Crucial Program Changing Lives of Regional patients

Thousands of new patients have taken advantage of the increased financial assistance available to people in regional communities who need to travel long …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityCommunity resourcesNews

10/11/22


Doors Open at Flood Recovery Assistance Point

A Recovery Assistance Point will begin operating at Cootamundra from Friday 11 November to support individuals, families, farmers and business owners recover from …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireWeddin Shire

10/11/22


New Rules for Unattended property

Abandoned shopping trolleys, vehicles and other unattended property will spend less time on streets and public spaces, and owners will be more accountable …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNews

09/11/22


A Day to Reflect and Remember

On Friday 11 November at 11am, the seat of small communities will observe a minute of silence to remember those who have made …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityEnvironment and HeritageNews

09/11/22


Wasting Less, Recycling More in National Recycling Week

The community is being urged to double down on their recycling efforts this week to mark National Recycling Week. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNews

09/11/22


Better Protection for Vulnerable Witnesses

Safe spaces and modern facilities to help empower domestic and sexual violence survivors and other vulnerable witnesses to give their best evidence in …Learn More

All LGAsEducationEmploymentNews

09/11/22


NSW Leading the Nation in Skills and Training

The latest national data on apprentices and trainees shows the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s record investment in skills continues to drive nation-leading …Learn More

Cowra ShireEmergency ServicesNews

08/11/22


Aerial Fire Trail Inspections Take Off in Cowra

Helicopter crews will take off from Cowra Airport from today onwards, undertaking inspections to ensure fire trails are in good condition in preparation …Learn More

All LGAsEmploymentNews

04/11/22


Connect for Success This Small Business Month

CONNECT FOR SUCCESS THIS SMALL BUSINESS MONTH Small business owners and operators are invited to “Connect for Success” at hundreds of NSW Small …Learn More

All LGAsEducationEmploymentNews

04/11/22


School Leavers Score New Skills Over Summer

Students wrapping up their schooling will be given the opportunity to access fee-free training to help them rapidly gain new skills for summer …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNewsRoads and TransportTourism

02/11/22


$290,000 For Prince Alfred Bridge Memorial

The NSW Government will provide $290,000 to develop a memorial for the former Prince Alfred Bridge timber road viaduct at Gundagai. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsEducationNews

01/11/22


NSW Science Syllabus Designed for Future Leaders in STEM

Creating the next generation of leaders in STEM is the focus of the proposed new Science and Technology syllabuses unveiled today for consultation …Learn More

CommunityNewsTemora Shire

28/10/22


Temora Goes with The Flow to Reduce Social Isolation for Seniors

Temora Shire Council has been successful in receiving $20,000 to hold their ‘Flow’ workshops thanks to the third round of the NSW Government’s …Learn More

Bland ShireGrantsHealthNews

28/10/22


Bland is Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors with Melodies and Memories

The Mornings, Melodies and Memories community-led initiative from Bland Shire Council has been successful in receiving $50,000 from the third round of the …Learn More

Cowra ShireEmergency ServicesNews

28/10/22


New rescue Paramedics Welcomed in Cowra

Cowra has welcomed four Rescue Paramedics thanks to the NSW Government’s commitment to prioritising the health needs of our regional communities. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsEducation

27/10/22


Families in the Region Prepare for Affordable Preschool

Early childhood services across the state are preparing to be part of the NSW Government’s landmark $1.3 billion Affordable Preschool Program providing cost …Learn More

Uncategorized

27/10/22


Upgrades Complete at Cootamundra and Junee Train Stations

Upgrades to Cootamundra and Junee train stations are now complete as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program which is improving accessibility …Learn More

All LGAsEducation

26/10/22


Celebrate World Teachers’ Day

Teachers in the region are being recognised this Friday 28 October 2022 as part of state-wide celebrations for World Teachers’ Day. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireRoads and TransportTemora ShireWeddin Shire

25/10/22


$50 Million Boost to Tackle Potholes on Regional Roads

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $50 million to help regional and rural councils fix the increasing number of potholes brought …Learn More

All LGAsEducationNews

25/10/22


Permanent Teachers to Boost NSW Schools

After the success of a pilot scheme last year, temporary teachers and support staff across the region could be offered permanent roles as …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityGrantsNewsUncategorized

21/10/22


Local Sport Grant Program Applications Open

Community sports organisations can now score a major boost to funding, with applications open for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. Member …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNewsUncategorized

21/10/22


Female Sport Facilities Set to Flourish

Women and girls across the region will benefit from funding to help enhance local sports facilities and boost participation, with applications now open …Learn More

All LGAsEducationNewsUncategorized

20/10/22


Boost for Before and After-School Care Services

Working families are receiving more support with quality Before and After School Care (BASC) thanks to two new grant programs for service providers. …Learn More

AgricultureCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

18/10/22


Well Done Cootamundra Show

Cootamundra Show was bigger and brighter this year with a newly completed fit-out of the showground’s multi-purpose livestock and equestrian facility, thanks to …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityNewsUncategorized

18/10/22


Community Groups Invited to Apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Local organisations in the region can once again apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireEnvironment and HeritageHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

18/10/22


Return and Earn Set to Expand

Return and Earners in the region could be in for a massive update, with the NSW Government planning to expand the scheme so …Learn More

HealthNewsTemora ShireUncategorized

17/10/22


Project Team Announced for $80 Million Temora Health Service Redevelopment

The NSW Government’s $80 million commitment to redevelop the Temora Hospital has taken a key step forward with the appointment of the project …Learn More

All LGAsCommunityGrantsNewsUncategorized

17/10/22


Stronger Together Festival Grants Open

Funding is available for festivals and events that help bring people together to celebrate our State’s cultural diversity through the NSW Government’s Stronger …Learn More

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17/10/22


Support for Community Projects that Address Domestic Violence

Applications are open for the 2022 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee grant program. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says the NSW Government …Learn More

Bland ShireLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

17/10/22


Bland is Kicking Goals

Bland Shire Council is among the latest successful applicants announced under the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery initiative. Member for …Learn More

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14/10/22


Celebrating NSW Grandparents This October

NSW Grandparents Day is around the corner, providing a great opportunity to show nan or pop how much they mean to families and …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityGrantsNewsUncategorized

14/10/22


Amplifying West Wyalong Swimming Pool

West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club has completed a project to install a new PA System at Holland Park Pool, West Wyalong in time …Learn More

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14/10/22


Schools to Improve Respect

Government, Independent and Catholic schools across the region will join forces to introduce a unique cross-sector agreement to lift behaviour standards in schools. …Learn More

Bland ShireEmergency ServicesNewsUncategorized

14/10/22


West Wyalong Ambulance Station Refurbishment Complete

Paramedics at the West Wyalong Ambulance Station are benefiting from a newly refurbished station thanks to the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance …Learn More

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14/10/22


New Rules to Boost Agritourism in the Region

More farmers across the region could soon be swinging their gates open to visitors, thanks to a new policy that makes it easier …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEducationNewsUncategorized

12/10/22


Local Teacher Takes a Seat at the Minister’s Table

Local teacher Amanda Levett of Cootamundra Public School has been selected to participate in the newly formed Minister’s Teachers’ Advisory Group. Member for …Learn More

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11/10/22


HSC Written Exams Kick-off

Wednesday 12 October marks day one for over 460 HSC students in the Cootamundra electorate with the start of the 2022 HSC written …Learn More

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10/10/22


$110 Million to Unlock Investment in the Region

The NSW Government will invest $110 million to activate new and emerging industries, drive high-value jobs and help the regions reach their economic …Learn More

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10/10/22


Have Your Say on NSW Landmark Childcare Changes

The NSW Government is calling on families and the wider community to have their say on the historic commitment to provide families with …Learn More

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05/10/22


Dozens of New Businesses Offer Discounts to Seniors

Seniors living in the region now have access to more businesses and service providers via the NSW Seniors Card. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

GrantsJunee ShireNewsUncategorized

04/10/22


Junee’s Athenium Theatre set for Upgrade

Junee’s historic Athenium Theatre is set to receive a major enhancement thanks to a grant totalling over $1.5 million through the NSW Government’s …Learn More

Emergency ServicesHealthNarrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

04/10/22


Narrandera Ambulance Station Gets $680K Boost

NSW Ambulance staff in Narrandera are now even better equipped to serve the community thanks to a $680,000 upgrade to the local ambulance …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorizedWater and Energy

04/10/22


Gone Fishing Day Expected to Reel in the Crowd

Experienced anglers, fishing enthusiasts and those keen to just give it a try can look forward to the 2022 Gone Fishing Day events …Learn More

Coolamon ShireEmergency ServicesNewsUncategorized

04/10/22


Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

The main street of Coolamon has turned red, as part of the Fire Engine Muster organised by the Coolamon Fire Museum. Member for …Learn More

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04/10/22


Active Kids and First Lap Vouchers up for Grabs

With summer sport registrations officially open and swimming season here, families are being encouraged to take advantage of the enormously successful Active Kids …Learn More

Community resourcesCowra ShireJunee ShireNewsUncategorizedWeddin Shire

04/10/22


Staying Home Leaving Violence Services Expanded to 14 New Locations

An innovative program that helps victim-survivors of domestic violence to stay safely in a home of their choice is being expanded to 14 …Learn More

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30/09/22


Two Weeks Left to Use Your Stay NSW and Parents NSW Vouchers

Families are encouraged to make the most of any outstanding Stay NSW and Parents NSW vouchers these school holidays before they expire on …Learn More

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29/09/22


NSW Government Supporting Customers Impacted by Optus Data Breach

The NSW Government is working with Optus to support customers affected by the recent cyberattack. Optus has confirmed some customers may have had …Learn More

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28/09/22


Junee Community Events Get The Green Light

The “Reconnecting the Junee Shire” project by Junee Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding under the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting …Learn More

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28/09/22


Applications Open for Heritage Grants

Applications are now open for innovative ideas to boost public access to the region’s most significant heritage places and stimulate the local economy. …Learn More

Narrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

27/09/22


Good Old Days Are Here Again

The ‘Good Old Days Festival’ is back again this October long weekend, with the event bigger and better than ever before thanks to …Learn More

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27/09/22


New Strategies to Reduce Litter and Illegal Dumping

As part of the $356 million Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released two new draft …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

27/09/22


Local Student Embarks on Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarship Tour

Miss Jorja O’Brien is one of 20 students selected from across the state, to embark on a two-week study tour throughout NSW, the …Learn More

Narrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

27/09/22


Community Events Receive Funding Boost in Narrandera

Narrandera Shire Council has been successful in securing funding of $239,651 as part of the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events …Learn More

Bland ShireNewsUncategorized

27/09/22


Bland, Far From Dull and Boring

Bland Shire Council has been successful in receiving funding of $239,651 under the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events …Learn More

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26/09/22


Building a Career in Construction

Students across the Cootamundra electorate now have more opportunities after completing school, thanks to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Traineeship Program. The two-year traineeship …Learn More

Cowra ShireHealthNewsUncategorized

26/09/22


New Tresillian Residential Unit for Cowra

New parents seeking specialist care and support in the early years of parenting will have access to services closer to home, with inpatient …Learn More

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26/09/22


ANZAC Community Grants are Available

Community groups can now apply for $3,000 grants for projects which support local veterans or boost awareness of their role in Australia’s military …Learn More

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23/09/22


Recognising Women in Local Government

The annual Women in Local Government Awards recognise the accomplishments and invaluable contribution of women in local government across NSW. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireNewsUncategorized

23/09/22


Cowra Shire to Hold Events to Engage and Reconnect

Cowra Shire Council has been successful in securing funding of $239,651 as part of the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

23/09/22


Events in Hilltops Region Bolstered Through Community Events Program

Hilltops Council has been successful in receiving $239,651 from the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

HealthNarrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

19/09/22


New Graduate Registered Nurses Welcomed

Murrumbidgee Local Health District has introduced 25 newly graduated Registered Nurses who have commenced work across the District. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

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19/09/22


Natural Disaster Declared for LGAS in the Cootamundra Electorate

A state of natural disaster has been declared for the local government areas of Bland, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Hilltops, Junee, Narrandera, Temora, and Weddin following …Learn More

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15/09/22


Securing a Brighter Future for Regional Youth

Eligible students across the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to apply for the 2023 Youth Development Scholarships which opened on 5 September 2022 …Learn More

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15/09/22


Driving Your Pension Dollar Further

September is shaping up to deliver record cost of living relief for pensioners as federal pension payments rise and savings are delivered through …Learn More

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14/09/22


NSW Government Bolsters Engagement with Diverse Communities

Members of diverse communities across the region have the chance to have their voices heard by the NSW Government thanks to a new …Learn More

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14/09/22


Nominations Open for 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards

The search is on to find the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2023 NSW Women …Learn More

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12/09/22


Cootamundra Show Ready to Shine

The 2022 Cootamundra Show, to be held on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October will be bigger and better than ever thanks to …Learn More

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06/09/22


NSW Football Legacy Fund Kicks Off for Clubs

Local football clubs and players in are set for a funding boost with the opening of the NSW Government’s Football Legacy Fund applications. …Learn More

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06/09/22


Calling all Volunteers to Have Their Say

The NSW Government is calling for volunteers across the region to have their say as part of the Ministerial Volunteer Taskforce. Member for …Learn More

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05/09/22


Youth Empowered to Build Their Own Future with $40 Million in Funding

From developing work ready skills, improving health services to improving access to digital technology, young people in the region will be empowered to …Learn More

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05/09/22


Book a Check up this Women’s Health Week

Women are being reminded to book important health check-ups to take care of their physical and mental health during Women’s Health Week (5-11 …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHealthHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorized

02/09/22


Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Eligible Customers at Service Centres

Pensioners and other concession card holders in the region can now pick up free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from any Service NSW Service …Learn More

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02/09/22


$30 Million Aboriginal Community and Place Program Announced

Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations and Groups can apply for funding to meet Closing the Gap targets thanks to the NSW Government’s $30 million Community …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireEducationGrantsNewsUncategorized

02/09/22


Better Access to Before and After School Care for Cowra

Fifteen Before and After School Care (BASC) services will benefit from Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Transport Grant Program, with priority given …Learn More

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31/08/22


Funding Boost to Unlock New Homes

The region could benefit from a share in $12 million in funding from the NSW Government to help councils plan for housing that …Learn More

Cowra ShireEducationHilltops CouncilJunee ShireWeddin Shire

31/08/22


Improved School Facilities for Local Students

Local students are set to benefit from improvements to their school facilities thanks to a $148 million investment across the State, earmarked in …Learn More

CommunityCowra ShireNewsTourismUncategorized

30/08/22


Full Steam Ahead for Cowra Showground

Cowra showground is set to power ahead after the completion of an amenities upgrade that will allow its heritage pavilion to better-cater for …Learn More

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29/08/22


Live Traffic Updates Expand to Include Local Roads in Regional NSW

Real time traffic information will soon be available for motorists using local roads across NSW with data from an initial 22 regional Local …Learn More

Emergency ServicesNarrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

26/08/22


Drones Boost Firefighting Capability in Narrandera

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew at Narrandera Fire Station are being trained to use state-of-the-art drone technology to assist in firefighting …Learn More

CommunityCrown LandsLocal projectsNewsWeddin Shire

26/08/22


Grenfell Showground Electrical Upgrades Completed

Significant electrical upgrades at Grenfell Showground have been completed thanks to $438,204 from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF). Member for …Learn More

Bland ShireHilltops CouncilNarrandera ShireNewsRoads and Transport

26/08/22


Active Transport Funding for Bland, Hilltops and Narrandera

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed funding for projects in Bland, Hilltops and Narrandera under the NSW Government’s Get NSW Active program. …Learn More

Cowra ShireHealthNews

25/08/22


Designs for New $110 Million Cowra Hospital Unveiled

The Cowra community has been provided with its first look at designs for the new $110.2 million Cowra Hospital marking a significant milestone …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityEducationNews

24/08/22


Wiradjuri Garden Project Underway at West Wyalong Public School

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

Hilltops CouncilNewsRoads and Transport

24/08/22


Smoother and Safer Surface for Hume Highway

Travel on the Hume Highway between Coolac and Jugiong is set to be a whole lot smoother thanks to important improvement works which …Learn More

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23/08/22


Applications Open to Fix More Country Roads

The NSW Government is encouraging councils to apply for the latest round of the Fixing Country Roads program to help enhance the productivity …Learn More

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19/08/22


Thank a Tradie for National Skills Week

National Skills Week, a week dedicated to vocational learning starts on August 22 and runs until August 28. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

CommunityCommunity resourcesCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

19/08/22


Ellwood Hall Cooking up a Storm

Ellwood Hall unveiled their newly renovated kitchen, which was made possible through the Community Building Partnership program, with the NSW Government investing in …Learn More

CommunityCoolamon ShireNewsUncategorized

19/08/22


Coolamon to Reconnect Thanks to Event Funding

Coolamon Shire Council has secured $119,826 in funding through the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program. Member for …Learn More

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18/08/22


Reducing Social Isolation Grants Now Open

Councils and not-for-profit organisations in the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $600,000 to run programs aimed at reducing …Learn More

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16/08/22


Fee-Free Training to Supercharge NSW’s Early Learning Workforce

The early childhood workforce is set to boom with the NSW Government committing 25,000 fee-free training places to bolster the pipeline of skilled …Learn More

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16/08/22


Have your Say on the Mental Health Line

People with lived experience of mental illness and their carers are helping shape the future of the Mental Health Line by sharing their …Learn More

Hilltops CouncilLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

15/08/22


Project to Boost Youth Wellbeing

A project at Hennessy Catholic College is among the latest projects announced under the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery initiative. …Learn More

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15/08/22


Arts and Cultural Funding Program Now Open

Applications for the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program (ACFP) are now open for Annual Organisation, Projects and Creative Koori Projects’ categories. …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsLocal projectsNewsUncategorizedWater and Energy

15/08/22


Reeling in NSW Recreational Fishers with Local Club Grants

Recreational fishers in NSW will band together once again on ‘Gone Fishing Day’ for activities and fishing workshops that aim to connect the …Learn More

AgricultureNarrandera ShireNewsTourismUncategorized

12/08/22


Barellan Show is Bursting with Fun

The 2022 Barellan Show, to be held on Saturday 27 August will be bigger and better than ever thanks to support from the …Learn More

AgricultureBland ShireNewsTourismUncategorized

12/08/22


Ungarie Show Set for Success

The 2022 Ungarie Show, to be held on Saturday 10th September, will be bigger and better than ever thanks to support from the …Learn More

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05/08/22


Project to Boost Temora Youth Wellbeing

A Hip-Hop music program to be delivered through Temora Shire Council is among the latest projects to be announced under the NSW Government’s …Learn More

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05/08/22


Local Schools Get a Boost to Before and After School Care

Balancing work and life for families in regional NSW will become easier thanks to a $37.9 million investment in Before and After School …Learn More

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05/08/22


Free Training for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Asylum seekers will be supported with more opportunities to get skilled and find jobs thanks to a new fee-free training program funded by …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

05/08/22


100,000 Seniors Now Using Digital Seniors Card

Seniors in the region are continuing to embrace digital with more than 100,000 people across the state now taking advantage of the digital …Learn More

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04/08/22


New Library at Young High School Reaches New Heights

An official ceremony has been conducted at Young High School to mark the completion of the highest point of the new joint-use library …Learn More

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04/08/22


Communities to Benefit from Road Safety Grants

Community organisations can now apply for a share of $400,000 to help bring the state’s road toll towards zero as part of the …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

04/08/22


Record Stocking Season Bolsters Local Fish Populations

The NSW Government’s Narrandera Fisheries Centre has played a vital role in freshwater fish breeding and stocking across the State. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

04/08/22


Accelerating Success for Innovators

Entrepreneurs in new and emerging industries in regional NSW will be supported to grow their business, revenues, raise funds and create local jobs …Learn More

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04/08/22


Temora to Reconnect Thanks to Event Funding

Temora Shire Council has secured $239,651 in funding through the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

03/08/22


Stronger Together Project Grants Now Open

Local community organisations planning events which foster community harmony are encouraged to apply for the next round of Multicultural NSW’s Stronger Together Program. Member …Learn More

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02/08/22


Supporting Households to Bust their Energy Bills

Applications for the NSW Government’s Energy Bill Buster program to help households slash their power bills by up to $600 a year opened …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorized

29/07/22


More Mobile Support to Combat Homelessness

More than 3,500 people across the region will have greater access to housing supports and services following the launch of a new mobile …Learn More

CommunityJunee ShireNewsUncategorized

27/07/22


The Show Goes on in Junee and Illabo

Junee and Illabo shows are set to return stronger than ever, with Illabo Show able to finally celebrate its centenary this year thanks …Learn More

CommunityNewsTemora ShireTourismUncategorized

27/07/22


Support for Country Shows in the Temora Region

Temora and Ariah Park shows are hoping to come back stronger than ever, thanks to NSW Government Country Shows Support Package. Member for …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireEducationEmploymentHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

27/07/22


Apprenticeship and Traineeship Number Continue to Rise

The number of apprentices and trainees in jobs across the state increased 11 per cent in the year to December 2021, off the …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsRoads and TransportTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

26/07/22


More Local Roads to be Fixed in the Region

More roads in the Cootamundra electorate are in line for vital repair, maintenance and sealing work with Round Four of the NSW Government’s …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

26/07/22


$160 Million to help make Our Region Stronger

Applications will soon open for the fifth round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, which will see further investment in local …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorizedWeddin Shire

25/07/22


Cowra Civic Centre gets Major Upgrade

The Cowra Civic Centre will offer higher standards of comfort and better views of the stage thanks to $1.5 million from the NSW …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNewsRoads and TransportUncategorized

22/07/22


Hillas Creek Bridge at Mundarlo Upgrade

The NSW Government has today announced the Hillas Creek timber bridge at Mundarlo will receive funding through Round Two of the $500 million …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

22/07/22


Nurse Louise McCabe Officially Recognised

Tallimba nurse Louise McCabe has been presented with a NSW Government Community Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding efforts in response to …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

21/07/22


Criminalising Coercive Control One Step Closer

Thursday, 21 July 2022 Coercive control is one step closer to being criminalised with the NSW Government taking the significant step of releasing …Learn More

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21/07/22


A Guided Tour at Grenfell Guide Hall

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited the Grenfell Girl Guides for an update on their bathroom renovation project, funded under the latest …Learn More

CommunityCootamundra Gundagai Regional Council

21/07/22


Gundagai’s Indi Cooper to Represent Australia

Proud Wiradjuri woman Miss Indiana “Indi” Cooper has been selected to represent Australia in athletics at the Commonwealth Games to be held from …Learn More

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20/07/22


Binalong VRA Enhanced with New Rescue Vehicle

Representatives of the Binalong VRA have welcomed a new Medium Rescue Vehicle at an official commissioning ceremony this week. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEducationJunee ShireNewsUncategorized

20/07/22


Educators from Junee and Gundagai Receive Scholarship

More than 400 aspiring early childhood teachers have been awarded scholarships to complete their studies thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Early Childhood …Learn More

Cowra ShireEducationNewsUncategorizedWeddin Shire

20/07/22


Educators from Cowra and Grenfell Receive Scholarship

More than 400 aspiring early childhood teachers have been awarded scholarships to complete their studies thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Early Childhood …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

18/07/22


Motorists Urged to Slow Down in School Zones

Motorists are being urged to slow down and watch out for children as students return to school this week. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

18/07/22


Varroa Mite Compensation for Beekeepers

An $18 million compensation package has been developed for registered beekeepers affected by the varroa mite outbreak, under an agreement reached by the …Learn More

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15/07/22


Weddin welcomes new General Manager

WEDDIN WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed Weddin Shire Council’s new General Manager Ms Noreen Vu following a …Learn More

CommunityNewsUncategorizedWater and EnergyWeddin Shire

15/07/22


Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant Officially Opened

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

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireGrantsHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

14/07/22


Applications for Creative Capital Funding Program Now Open

The NSW Government is seeking applications for cultural infrastructure projects that will benefit audiences and improve access to arts and cultural facilities across …Learn More

AgricultureAll LGAsBland ShireCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

14/07/22


Bali Travellers Encouraged to be Wary of Bringing Back FMB

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has called for travellers coming back from overseas to play their part in keeping the highly contagious Foot …Learn More

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilNarrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

13/07/22


Supporting Local Jobs with Record Apprentice Intake

The NSW Government has announced it will hire a record number of new apprentices and trainees to work on vital road and transport …Learn More

All LGAsBland ShireCommunityCoolamon ShireCootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilCowra ShireCrown LandsGrantsHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNarrandera ShireNewsTemora ShireUncategorizedWeddin Shire

13/07/22


Applications Now Open for Spring Holiday Activities

Councils and eligible not-for-profit organisations in the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply for funding to deliver Holiday Break activities for young people …Learn More

Bland ShireCommunityEmergency ServicesNarrandera ShireNewsUncategorized

11/07/22


Three New Probationary Constables Welcomed

Three new probationary constables are commencing duties in the Cootamundra electorate after they attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNewsTourismUncategorized

08/07/22


Bronze “Bill the Bastard” unveiling

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has welcomed the official unveiling of a bronze, life-size sculpture of Australia’s greatest war horse, ‘Bill the Bastard’, …Learn More

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07/07/22


School Holiday Skills to Boost Hospitality

Young people across region are set to benefit from fee-free hospitality training during the winter school holidays to help them get the skills …Learn More

CommunityHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

07/07/22


Grenfell Show Receives a Boost from Country Shows Support Package

The 2022 Grenfell Show is on track to be better than ever this year thanks to the NSW Government’s Country Shows Support Package. …Learn More

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07/07/22


Local Projects to Benefit from Regional Job Creation Fund

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has announced over $1 million in funding for a total of six local projects under Round Two of …Learn More

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07/07/22


Be Part of the 65th Annual Seniors Festival

The call is out for local organisations to help fill a calendar of engaging and empowering activities for older people during the 2023 …Learn More

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01/07/22


Winter Holiday Fun Coming to the Region

Youth in the Cootamundra electorate will be able to enjoy a variety of workshops, programs and trips over the upcoming winter school holidays, …Learn More

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01/07/22


Local Projects to Benefit from Regional Job Creation Fund

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has announced over $1 million in funding for a total of six local projects under Round Two of …Learn More

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01/07/22


Women Encouraged to Apply for Return to Work Grants

Women looking for work will be able to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to fund technology, training and work essentials to …Learn More

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01/07/22


School Holiday Skills to Boost Hospitality

Young people across region are set to benefit from fee-free hospitality training during the winter school holidays to help them get the skills …Learn More

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29/06/22


Community Groups Invited to Apply for NSW Government Infrastructure Grants

Organisations in the Cootamundra electorate can now apply for funding to support local community projects thanks to the NSW Governments Clubgrants Category 3 …Learn More

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29/06/22


Biosecurity Zones Expanded to Stop Varroa

NSW Agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders has encouraged beekeepers to be aware of their responsibilities under expanded biosecurity zones which have come into force …Learn More

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28/06/22


Livvi’s Place Albert Park Opening

A new playground, designed with elements to enable inclusive play for all children has been opened at Albert Park, Cootamundra, thanks to joint …Learn More

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21/06/22


2022-23 NSW Budget

The NSW Government is setting the stage for the State’s prosperity, delivering a budget that secures a brighter future for the Cootamundra electorate. …Learn More

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20/06/22


More Than $149 Million to Reduce Costs for Regional Patients

Communities across the Cootamundra electorate are to benefit from an expansion of the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), with the NSW …Learn More

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20/06/22


Farm Forestry Producers to Benefit from $28 Million Funding Boost

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the NSW Government’s $28 million investment to bolster support for the region’s Farm Forestry producers.   The …Learn More

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17/06/22


A Brighter Beginning For Children in the Cootamundra Electorate

A life-changing package for children and families in the Cootamundra electorate has been announced by the NSW Government with a $376.5 million investment …Learn More

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17/06/22


Landmark Commitment for our Youngest Learners

The NSW Government has committed to one of the biggest education reforms in a generation, announcing the introduction of a universal pre-Kindergarten year …Learn More

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17/06/22


$883 Million More Reasons to Work in the Bush

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it will implement a major regional health workforce incentive scheme in …Learn More

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17/06/22


Affordable Preschool Locked In the Cootamundra Electorate’s Youngest Learners

The NSW Government is making preschool more affordable for more families, with preschool fee relief locked in for the next four years through …Learn More

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15/06/22


Better Bus Shelters for Coolamon, Cowra and Junee

Six new shelters and one upgraded bus stop for Coolamon, Cowra and Junee are on the way after funding was granted under the …Learn More

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15/06/22


Student from Young Shines at NSW Training Awards

The region’s most outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and teachers were recognised at the Riverina 2022 NSW Training Awards ceremony last week in Griffith. …Learn More

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15/06/22


Student from Murrumburrah Recognised at NSW Training Awards

The region’s most outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and teachers were recognised at the Riverina 2022 NSW Training Awards ceremony last week in Griffith. …Learn More

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15/06/22


Student from Cowra Celebrated at NSW Training Awards

The region’s most outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and teachers were recognised at the Western NSW 2022 NSW Training Awards held last week in …Learn More

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14/06/22


NSW Sets a New Standard on Parental Leave

Teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers across the State will be encouraged to share childcaring responsibilities between partners under an overhaul …Learn More

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14/06/22


End-of-Life Care and Services Improved in NSW

The NSW Government is improving palliative care and other specialist health services with a $743 million injection into services and staffing, which will …Learn More

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14/06/22


Young, Bribbaree and Murrumburrah Harden Shows Set to Shine

Young Show, Bribbarree Show and Murrumburrah Harden Show are all set to shine brighter than ever this year thanks to the NSW Government’s …Learn More

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07/06/22


Women in Agriculture – Lets Talk Safety

The NSW Government’s Women in Agriculture Lunch and Learn series in Temora on June 8 will shine a light on safety for farming …Learn More

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07/06/22


NSW Health Workforce to Receive Historic Boost

The NSW Government has announced a record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across the State over …Learn More

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07/06/22


NSW Government Lifts Public Sector Wages and Recognises Health Workers

The NSW Government has today announced a new public sector wages policy to provide increased pay for public sector employees including nurses, teachers …Learn More

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06/06/22


Boost for the NSW Ambulance Service

The NSW Government has announced a $1.76 billion boost to frontline emergency care to deliver 2,128 new recruits and 30 more ambulance stations …Learn More

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26/05/22


Rural Financial Counselling Service Extended

The NSW Government has announced an additional $10 million over the next three years to continue the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service across …Learn More

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26/05/22


Planning for the Single-Use Plastics Ban

The ban on lightweight plastic bags will officially come into force from 1 June, in line with the first stage of the NSW …Learn More

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18/05/22


New Water Treatment Plant for Wyangala

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

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18/05/22


Record Number of Graduate Nurses Welcomed in Murrumbidgee

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the news that an extra 65 newly graduated Registered Nurses (RNs) have this week commenced their …Learn More

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18/05/22


Reflections Plan to Boost Wyangala Tourism

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke congratulated the launch of a statewide strategic plan to boost holiday parks on Crown land, with hopes the …Learn More

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16/05/22


Cootamundra Electorate Welcomes $20 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Grants

Businesses and motorists across the Cootamundra electorate are set to benefit from $20 million in grants opening soon to establish Australia’s largest electric …Learn More

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16/05/22


Cowra Welcomes New Probationary Constable

A new probationary constable has commenced duties at Cowra Police Station following a formal attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last month. …Learn More

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16/05/22


2022 Community Building Partnership Program Now Open

Community projects needing additional funding support can now apply for the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

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16/05/22


Unlocking More Opportunities for People to Get Skilled for Work

Local people are being encouraged to explore opportunities to get a first job, a new job or a better job as part of …Learn More

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13/05/22


Stage Two of Safety Work on the Newell Highway to Begin

Work is set to begin next week on the second of three stages of pavement rehabilitation to improve safety on the Newell Highway. …Learn More

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13/05/22


New Bridges Improving Freight Access in Hilltops

A 43-metre-long span over Wambanumba Creek is one of four recently completed bridges in the Hilltops LGA that will improve freight access and …Learn More

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13/05/22


Prince Alfred Bridge Memorial Concept Unveiled for Community Feedback

The NSW Government has released a recommended proposal to memorialise the much-loved Prince Alfred Bridge in Gundagai, with members of the Gundagai community …Learn More

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10/05/22


Temora Youth Leadership Program Receives Funding Through Youth Opportunities Grant

Young people in Temora will benefit from the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities grants program, with Temora Shire Council receiving $12,746 to run their …Learn More

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09/05/22


Aboriginal Ranger Program to Support Culture, Country and Connection

The NSW Government has launched a new Aboriginal Ranger Program designed to enhance Aboriginal peoples’ connection to country and provide meaningful career pathways. …Learn More

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09/05/22


Cootamundra Electorate Schools Benefit from Regional Renewal Package

The NSW Government’s Regional Renewal Program is delivering improvements to schools with 45 projects across the Cootamundra electorate. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

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06/05/22


Road Safety Improvements for Hume Highway as Part of Safer Roads Program

The Hume Highway is set to benefit from $815,000 in vital road safety works as the fifth round of the $822 million Safer Roads Program begins to roll …Learn More

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06/05/22


Important Step Forward for New Women’s Refuges

Women and children escaping domestic and family violence in the Cootamundra electorate will soon receive greater support with expressions of interest for the …Learn More

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05/05/22


Applications Open for Riverbank Restoration Grants

Landcare and environmental groups across Cootamundra Electorate have the opportunity to receive funding to restore riverbanks that have been damaged by recent natural …Learn More

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05/05/22


Cowra to Benefit From Youth Opportunities Program

Young people in Cowra will benefit from the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities program, with Cowra Show Society the successful recipient of $46,580 funding …Learn More

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05/05/22


Temora Town Band Inc to Scale New Heights After Funding Boost

Temora Town Band Inc is one of 20 NSW-based community brass and concert bands successful in receiving funds under the 2022 Community Band …Learn More

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05/05/22


NSW Government Funding to Support Community Infrastructure in Coolamon

Coolamon Cricket Club Inc will benefit from $51,532 in funding under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said …Learn More

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02/05/22


Narrandera Sportsground Clubhouse and Changerooms Officially Opened

The new clubhouse and changerooms located at the Narrandera Sportsground were officially opened on Saturday with the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joining …Learn More

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21/04/22


ANZAC Day Across the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to participate in local services and events being held across the electorate this Anzac …Learn More

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20/04/22


Construction of New Hangar and Club Room Almost Complete at Cowra Airport

The construction of a new hanger and club room at the Cowra and District Aero Club is steaming ahead thanks to the NSW …Learn More

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20/04/22


New $5 Million RFS Command Centre and Station for Cowra

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially opened a new $5 million NSW Rural Fire Service …Learn More

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19/04/22


Morongla Show to Shine with help from the Country Show Support Package

Morongla Show is set to shine brighter than ever in 2022, thanks to NSW Government support through the Country Shows Support Package. Member …Learn More

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14/04/22


Support for the 2022 West Wyalong Show

The West Wyalong Show is gearing up for a huge two days of events in 2022, thanks to NSW Government support through the …Learn More

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13/04/22


Applications Now Open For Apprentice Scholarships

Local first year apprentices facing financial or personal hardship will be supported with a $15,000 scholarship to undertake their trade and study through …Learn More

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11/04/22


Junee, Narrandera and Temora Awarded NSW Government Library Funding

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $456,720 in funding for Junee, Narrandera and Temora Shire Councils under the 2021/22 Public Library Infrastructure …Learn More

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11/04/22


Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre Opens New Entrance Building

After years of setbacks and COVID-19 delays, thanks to grants provided by the NSW State Government, the Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre have …Learn More

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11/04/22


$25 Million to Celebrate and Connect Local Communities Across Regional NSW

People in the Cootamundra electorate can celebrate their community and reconnect with neighbours and friends at local markets, carnivals, festivals and fairs, thanks …Learn More

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11/04/22


5th Annual Cootamundra Summit

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has hosted the 5th annual Cootamundra Summit held at the South West Slopes Fire Control Centre in Harden …Learn More

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11/04/22


2022 Cootamundra Electorate Local Achievement Award Winners

Seniors who help the Cootamundra electorate thrive have been recognised for their efforts, with member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announcing six recipients of …Learn More

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11/04/22


Final Design Ready for New Bridge at Wallendbeen

The final design for the new permanent bridge at Wallendbeen has been completed and construction is expected to begin later this year. Member …Learn More

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05/04/22


Jugiong Volunteers Celebrate Long-Serving Members and New Tanker

NSW Rural Fire Service’s (NSW RFS) South West Slopes Zone is celebrating the official handover of a new $354,000 fire truck that will …Learn More

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05/04/22


Free Car Seat Checks At Cowra To Protect Your Precious Cargo

Parents are urged to book a free child car seat check in Cowra this week as research shows two-out-of-three child restraints are not …Learn More

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04/04/22


Advancing Arts Accessibility For All At The Cowra Civic Centre

Attending performances and functions is set to become a gala experience for Cowra residents and visitors with a major upgrade to the town’s …Learn More

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31/03/22


Cowra Hospital Master Plan Released

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is strongly encouraging the Cowra community to have their say on the $70.2 million redevelopment of Cowra Hospital …Learn More

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29/03/22


Regional Jobs the Focus as Work Starts on New Overtaking Lane at Mirrool

Jobs available in regional NSW continue to grow thanks to the $75 million Newell Highway project and the Newell Highway Program Alliance. Member …Learn More

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29/03/22


Flight Simulators Lead Warbird Enthusiasts to Temora

Warbird flight simulators will soon land at the Temora Aviation Museum, giving more people an opportunity to explore the sky, thanks to the …Learn More

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29/03/22


Transport Infrastructure Boost Announced in 2022-23 Federal Budget

The Liberal-National Coalition handed down their 2022-23 Federal Budget this week which included a record investment in transport infrastructure. The rolling 10 year …Learn More

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25/03/22


NSW Seniors Festival Begins

Seniors throughout the Cootamundra Electorate are encouraged to get out and join in local activities while reconnecting with their community during this year’s …Learn More

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24/03/22


Cootamundra Electorate to Benefit Following $125 Million Investment to Drive Farms of the Future

Primary producers in the Cootamundra electorate could benefit from the NSW Government’s $125 million investment in the Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement Program …Learn More

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24/03/22


Regional Events Acceleration Fund Round Two Now Open

Local event organisers are encouraged to apply for funding to make their shows bigger and better than ever or to help bring major …Learn More

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21/03/22


Jobs of the Future Revealed for Cootamundra Electorate

The most in-demand occupations in the Cootamundra electorate have been revealed with locals encouraged to ready themselves for the jobs boom by equipping …Learn More

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18/03/22


Safety Barrier Installation Set to Begin on Olympic Highway Between Cowra and Albury

Motorists will soon be better protected along the Olympic Highway with safety barriers to be installed between Cowra and Albury from Monday, 21 …Learn More

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18/03/22


Cootamundra Community Kitchen to Continue Cooking in Comfort

Cootamundra residents looking for a delicious, hot, home cooked meal will now be able to do so in comfortable conditions all year round, …Learn More

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17/03/22


Seatbelts Installed on all School Buses in Regional and Rural NSW

Local students in the Cootamundra electorate will buckle up on every dedicated school bus thanks to the NSW Government’s Rural and Regional Bus …Learn More

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17/03/22


Support Announced for 2023 Koorawatha Show

Koorawatha Show will shine brighter and bigger than ever in 2023, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Country Shows Support Package. The …Learn More

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11/03/22


Two New Officers for the Cootamundra Electorate

Two new probationary constables will commence duties in the Cootamundra electorate after they attested at an attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy …Learn More

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10/03/22


Leading the Way in Suicide Prevention

An inspiring young woman who has made it her mission to raise awareness and educate the community on suicide prevention, has been recognised …Learn More

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09/03/22


Prince Alfred Bridge Memorial Options

The NSW Government has commissioned a heritage expert to memorialise the Prince Alfred Bridge at Gundagai. Conrad Gargett Group Pty Ltd will assess …Learn More

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08/03/22


Small Business Month Kicks Off in the Cootamundra Electorate

March is Small Business Month with a range of activities and events in-person and online available to small business owners, tailored to this …Learn More

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04/03/22


New Program to Help Keep Temora Seniors Connected

Seniors of Temora Shire are set to benefit from a new program run by the Temora Shire Council which is designed to keep …Learn More

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04/03/22


Stay NSW Vouchers Go Live

A $50 accommodation voucher has gone live as part of the NSW Government’s $250 million Stay NSW program. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke …Learn More

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02/03/22


Cowra’s Rochelle Longhurst Announced as Recipient of the Future Women NSW Rural Scholarship

Cowra local Rochelle Longhurst has been named as one of 24 recipients of the 2022 NSW Future Women Rural Scholarship Program. The one-year …Learn More

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01/03/22


Celebrate Seniors Helping Communities Thrive

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging nominations for recognition as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. “Seniors are …Learn More

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24/02/22


2022 Country Show Season Looking Bright

Country shows in Cowra, Gundagai and Woodstock are coming back bigger than ever in 2022, thanks to NSW Government support through the Country …Learn More

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24/02/22


Funding For Veteran Projects In Cowra And Junee

Projects in Cowra and Junee are among more than 50 across NSW set to receive funding to commemorate veterans across the state. Member …Learn More

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18/02/22


Funding For Local Men’s Sheds

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke recently announced a total of $36,533 in funding to help upgrade two local men’s sheds. Gundagai Men’s shed …Learn More

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18/02/22


Funding For Crown Lands Facility Upgrades And Weed Control

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the NSW Government will deliver over $1.3 million in funding to improve Crown Land reserves and …Learn More

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14/02/22


Funding For Flood Management In The Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed a total of $291,540 in funding for the local government areas of Bland, Narrandera and Coolamon …Learn More

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14/02/22


Hume Highway Upgrade At Snowball Creek Reaches Next Stage

The Hume Highway transformation at Snowball Creek is moving forward with work on the crossover at Jessops Lagoon Road now complete, and road …Learn More

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14/02/22


$75,000 For Narrandera So Everyone Can Play

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

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07/02/22


Upgrades On The Way For Temora’s Bob Aldridge Park

Bob Aldridge Park in Temora will soon receive much-needed upgrades through a $518,078 grant under the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund. Member …Learn More

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07/02/22


New Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service Officially Opened

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) patients will benefit from the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service, which has been officially opened today. Member for Cootamundra, …Learn More

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04/02/22


Businesses Encouraged To Apply For Regional Job Creation Fund

Businesses in the Cootamundra electorate who have struggled with the impacts of COVID-19 will benefit from the NSW Government’s $40 million Regional Job …Learn More

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04/02/22


Strengthening Work Starts On Olympic Highway Near Cowra

Motorists will soon benefit from work to strengthen a section of the Olympic Highway, about 20 kilometres south of Cowra, to make the …Learn More

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02/02/22


$50,000 Recovery Grants Open To Small Business

Small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in four local government areas in the Cootamundra electorate can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 …Learn More

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02/02/22


Families Set To Benefit From Before And Afterschool Care Vouchers

Parents and carers of children enrolled in primary schools across the Cootamundra electorate will soon benefit from a new $155 million program providing …Learn More

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02/02/22


Cootamundra Electorate Welcomes Covid Business Support

Local businesses, workers and the performing arts sector in the Cootamundraelectorate will benefit from a $1 billion financial support package to help the …Learn More

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24/01/22


More Cootamundra Electorate Seniors Get Moving With Travel Card

Local seniors can now apply for the 2022 NSW Regional Seniors Travel Card, providing $250 credit to help with everyday travel costs. Member …Learn More

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24/01/22


Support For Five Early Childhood Education Services In The Cootamundra Electorate

Aboriginal children and children from low income families in the Cootamundra electorate will have additional support to participate in 600 hours of quality …Learn More

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11/01/22


Upgrades On The Way For The Harden Murrumburrah & District War Memorial Pool

The Harden – Murrumburrah & District War Memorial Pool will soon receive much-needed upgrades through a $997,500 grant under the NSW Government’s Regional …Learn More

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24/12/21


Junee Welcomes $787,682 in Funding for Community Projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced that the Junee Shire is set to receive $787,682 under the NSW Government’s fourth round of …Learn More

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22/12/21


Funding for Community Projects in Temora Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced $789,141 from the fourth round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for projects …Learn More

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22/12/21


Supporting Multicultural Communities in Cowra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced new funding supporting multicultural communities in Cowra. Ms Cooke said $28,000 was awarded to the Cowra Information …Learn More

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22/12/21


Funding Boost for Local Not-For-Profits

Local not-for-profits will benefit from a funding boost to ease financial pressure and help them recover from impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown. Member …Learn More

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22/12/21


$75,000 for Narrandera so Everyone can Play

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

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22/12/21


Funding Boost for Local Not-For-Profits

Local not-for-profits will benefit from a funding boost to ease financial pressure and help them recover from impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown. Member …Learn More

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22/12/21


Raising a Glass to Wine Infrastructure Storage in Hilltops

A winery in Young is set for major improvements to its storage infrastructure, boosting its wine holding capacity to meet a growing demand …Learn More

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22/12/21


Rail Workers Give Miniature Railway a Facelift

Workers on big rail project in the Riverina Murray region – the $60 million Junee to Griffith track upgrade – have pitched in …Learn More

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21/12/21


More Cootamundra Electorate Schools Set to Shine

The NSW Government is continuing to improve the quality of classrooms and cut school power bills with an additional four schools in the …Learn More

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21/12/21


Funding for Community Projects Welcomed in Coolamon Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced $745,071 in funding for projects across the Coolamon Shire under the fourth round of the …Learn More

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21/12/21


Inspection of upgrades at Temora Greyhound Track

Greyhound racing at Temora greyhound track has undergone recent safety improvements thanks to almost $40,000 in funding from the NSW Government for the …Learn More

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17/12/21


New Nursing Unit Manager Appointed

More support is soon to be available for new parents in the region with the appointment of a Nursing Unit Manager for Tresillian …Learn More

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17/12/21


New Cricket Facilities in Murrumburrah Now Open

Harden and District Junior Cricket Club is ready to challenge for more titles and welcome further participants following the completion of new cricket …Learn More