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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


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

EducationHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

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

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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

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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

CommunityNewsTemora ShireUncategorized

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEmergency ServicesHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

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

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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

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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

NewsUncategorizedWeddin Shire

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

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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

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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

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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

Coolamon ShireHilltops CouncilJunee ShireNewsRoads and TransportUncategorized

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

Hilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

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

EmploymentHilltops CouncilNewsUncategorized

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

Cowra ShireEducationNewsUncategorized

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

AgricultureHilltops CouncilLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

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

AgricultureNewsTemora ShireUncategorized

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

EmploymentHealthNewsUncategorized

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

EmploymentHealthNewsUncategorized

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

EmploymentHealthNewsUncategorized

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

Cowra ShireNewsUncategorizedWater and Energy

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

Cowra ShireNewsTourismUncategorized

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

Cowra ShireEmergency ServicesNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityNewsUncategorized

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

EducationNewsUncategorized

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

Narrandera ShireNewsRoads and TransportUncategorized

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

Hilltops CouncilNewsRoads and TransportUncategorized

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

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional CouncilEnvironment and HeritageNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityNewsUncategorized

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

AgricultureNewsUncategorized

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

EducationNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityGrantsNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityGrantsNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

CommunityGrantsNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

GrantsNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

CommunityNewsRoads and TransportSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

CommunityNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityCommunity resourcesGrantsLocal projectsNewsUncategorized

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

AgricultureCommunityCommunity resourcesGrantsNewsUncategorized

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

EmploymentNewsUncategorized

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

CommunityGrantsNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

CommunityEnvironment and HeritageNewsSport and RecreationUncategorized

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

CommunityNewsUncategorized

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

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17/12/21


Hilltops Community Projects Receive Funding Boost

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $2,259,410 for projects in Harden, Murrumburrah and Young in the Hilltops region under the NSW Government’s …Learn More

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17/12/21


Funding Boost for Projects in Bland Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $787,039 for the Bland Shire under the NSW Government’s latest round of the Stronger Country Communities …Learn More

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17/12/21


Funding Announced for Community Projects in Weddin Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced $710,974forthe Weddin Shire under the NSW Government’s latest round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. …Learn More

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17/12/21


Funding Available for Local Country Shows

Country show organisers across the Cootamundra electorate will be able to make plans with certainty, thanks to a NSW Government program providing financial …Learn More

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17/12/21


More Funding on the Way for Community Projects in Cootamundra and Gundagai

The communities of Cootamundra and Gundagai are set to benefit with $1,566,786announced for local projectsunder the NSW Government’s latest round of the Stronger …Learn More

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10/12/21


More State Government Support on the way for the Lachlan Valley Railway Society

More funding from the NSW Government is on its way for the Lachlan Valley Railway Society with Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announcing …Learn More

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10/12/21


Historic Preschool Funding Secured for Families in Cootamundra Electorate

Families with young children in the Cootamundra electorate will have better access to early childhood education after the NSW Government committed $280 million …Learn More

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10/12/21


Christmas Comes early for Cootamundra Electorate Families

Christmas has come early for families in the Cootamundra electorate with millions of dollars in NSW Government vouchers available to be redeemed this …Learn More

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10/12/21


Temora Secures Cultural Infrastructure Boost

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke announced that Temora will benefit from $128,274 in funding as part of Round 1 of Minor Works and …Learn More

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09/12/21


Henry Lawson Festival to return Bigger and Better than Ever

Grenfell will once again play host to the popular Henry Lawson Festival, with visitors flocking to the region to witness and be a …Learn More

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07/12/21


Funding Announced for Local Projects for Narrandera Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced the Narrandera Shire is set to receive $770,922under the NSW Government’s latest round of the …Learn More

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07/12/21


Cowra Set to Receive $832,359 for Community Projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced that the Cowra Shire will receive $832,359 under the NSW Government’s latest round of the …Learn More

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02/12/21


Funding Announced for Cootamundra Electorate under the 2021 Community Building Partnership Program

The Cootamundra electorate has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 23 projects through the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program. …Learn More

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02/12/21


Public Safety Network Achieves 200-Site Milestone

The NSW Government has delivered 200 new and enhanced Public Safety Network (PSN) radio sites, increasing mission-critical communications coverage for first responders. Next …Learn More

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23/11/21


Timber Salvaged for Prince Alfred Bridge Memorial

460 cubic metres of timber and trestles have been salvaged from the removal of the Prince Alfred Bridge timber road viaduct to support …Learn More

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23/11/21


Help Shape the Future of the Central West

Communities across the Central West and Orana are being invited to shape the region’s future by giving feedback on the NSW Government’s draft …Learn More

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23/11/21


Cootamundra Electorate Wins Seniors Festival Grant

Seniors in the Cootamundra electorate will have even more reason to celebrate during the 2022 Seniors Festival with the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council winning …Learn More

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23/11/21


Local Organisations Receive Arts and Cultural Funding Boost

Audiences in the Cootamundra Electorate will benefit from record arts and cultural activity to be delivered across NSW, with Minister for the Arts …Learn More

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22/11/21


Station Upgrades for Junee and Cootamundra

Work will begin this month on station upgrades at Junee and Cootamundra under a NSW Government initiative to improve accessibility and safety for …Learn More

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18/11/21


New Support Service for People Impacted by Suicide in Cootamundra Electorate

People impacted by suicide in the Cootamundra electorate will now have access to a new support service to help them navigate the day-to-day …Learn More

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18/11/21


NSW to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

The end is near for single use plastics, including bags, straws, cotton buds, plates, bowls and cutlery, after the Plastics and Circular Economy …Learn More

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17/11/21


Recovery Package to Boost Wellbeing for Regional Youth in the Cootamundra Electorate

The health and wellbeing of young people in the Cootamundra electorate is front andcentre, with the NSW Government investing $20.3 million into expanding …Learn More

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17/11/21


Recovery Package to Boost Wellbeing for Regional Youth in the Cootamundra Electorate

The health and wellbeing of young people in the Cootamundra electorate is front andcentre, with the NSW Government investing $20.3 million into expanding …Learn More

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17/11/21


New Curriculum Released for Our Young Learners

New English and Mathematics syllabuses for the State’s youngest students werereleased today, marking a major milestone in the NSW Government’s CurriculumReform agenda. This …Learn More

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17/11/21


New Services Bring Mental Health Support Closer to Home for Cootamundra Electorate

People in the Cootamundra electorate experiencing mental health distress will now beable to access support in two new ways, thanks to a pair …Learn More

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17/11/21


Apply Now for Social Sector Grants

Local social services organisations can now apply for up to $200,000 to assist with thetransition away from COVID-19 restrictions. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

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16/11/21


TAFE NSW Cootamundra, Narrandera, Temora, Young and Cowra Receive Classroom Technology Upgrades

The NSW Government recently announced that the Cootamundra electorate has received a share in the NSW Government’s $10 million investment in state-of-the-art technology …Learn More

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16/11/21


NSW Government Support to Reignite Visitor Economy

The NSW Government will invest more than $8 million in a suite of grant programs to accelerate the recovery of the NSW visitor …Learn More

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16/11/21


New Police Officers for the Cootamundra Electorate

More than 220 new police recruits from class 349 were sworn in as probationary constables last month at a ceremony in Goulburn. These …Learn More

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12/11/21


Railway Level Crossing e-Petition Debated in Parliament

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has presented the petition on Level Crossing Safety to NSW Parliament, leading the debate in support of increased …Learn More

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10/11/21


Scholarships Awarded to Aspiring Regional Event Managers

The NSW Government will provide Diploma of Event Management scholarships to 20 up-and-coming event managers across regional NSW through a partnership with peak …Learn More

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10/11/21


Local Heroes Honoured for Volunteer Efforts

In recognition of their tireless dedication to the Junee community, the team at the Junee Roundhouse Museum have been named the 2021 Riverina …Learn More

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10/11/21


Manufacturing and Agricultural excellence gets a Boost in Cowra

More silos, stock feeders and farming equipment will be locally manufactured in Cowra to meet the growing domestic and international demand for agricultural …Learn More

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10/11/21


NSW Government Announces Scholarship Winners to Support Local Apprentices

One hundred apprentices across NSW have been awarded a Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship worth a total of $1.5 million, funded by the NSW …Learn More

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10/11/21


Tresillian Park Playground now open in Young

There is now an outdoor playspace that is fit for all with the opening of the new playground at Tresillian Park in Young. …Learn More

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10/11/21


More Funding to Fix Roads in the Bland Shire

Safer travel around the Bland Shire is on the way, with $2,983,680 rolling out under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads …Learn More

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01/11/21


Funding Available for New Technologies to Improve Workplace Safety

The Centre for Work Health and Safety is calling on inventors, researchers and developers of innovative tools and technology to come forward with …Learn More

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01/11/21


Grants Available Ahead of NSW Small Business Month

The NSW Government is helping small businesses bounce back from the pandemic with up to $640,000 in grants available to help organisations host …Learn More

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01/11/21


Signs Remind Drivers in Cootamundra Region to Take Care this Harvest

Signs rolling out on key freight routes and level crossings across the Cootamundra electorate are reminding drivers to take extra care on the …Learn More

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01/11/21


Temporary Wallendbeen Bridge Now Open to Traffic

Traffic is now flowing along Burley Griffin Way, following the opening of a temporary bridge at Wallendbeen. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said …Learn More

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28/10/21


Steph Cooke Welcomes $130 Million Mental Health Recovery Package

People in the Cootamundra electorate will soon benefit from the NSW Government’s new $130 million package which will provide immediate access to help …Learn More

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28/10/21


‘First Lap’ swim program extended to kids in Cootamundra electorate

The NSW Government’s new learn to swim program will be expanded from preschool aged children to include kindergarten kids who missed out on …Learn More

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27/10/21


All Hands on Deck at Gundagai Courthouse

The court that hosted Captain Moonlite’s committal hearing is having its historic clock repaired in the bright light of day. Member for Cootamundra …Learn More

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27/10/21


Families Benefit from New Before and After School Care Service in Gooloogong

Students and parents at Gooloogong Public School will soon have an extra hand with a new Before and After School Care (BASC) service …Learn More

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22/10/21


Record Funding for Cootamundra Electorate Schools in 2022

The NSW Government will allocate a record $19.4 million to 63 public schools across the Cootamundra electorate in 2022. This week schools will …Learn More

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21/10/21


Electorate Welcomes Regional Recovery Package to Boost Jobs and Kickstart Economy

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomes the NSW Government’s $200 million Regional Recovery Package, which will support the creation of new jobs and …Learn More

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21/10/21


Ideas Flow to Memorialise Prince Alfred Bridge

Residents of the Gundagai region are reminded to have their say on ideas to memorialise the Prince Alfred Bridge, with just under two …Learn More

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15/10/21


Central West Jobs Rush with Gold Mine Approval

Australia’s gold production will get a boost while hundreds of new jobs will be created following the approval of a new underground gold …Learn More

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15/10/21


$4.5 Million Safety Upgrade of Bendick Murrell Road Intersection with Olympic Highway

Work will start next week to improve safety for motorists at the intersection of Bendick Murrell Road and the Olympic Highway. Member for …Learn More

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15/10/21


Successful Crane Lift of 30-Metre-Bridge Across Wallendbeen Rail Corridor

A 750-tonne crane has successfully lifted a 30-metre long, four-metre wide steel bridge over the rail corridor and into place along Burley Griffin …Learn More

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15/10/21


Brightening more classrooms with LED lights

The NSW Government is calling for local tradies to install smart LED lights in NSW public schools with the announcement of the third …Learn More

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15/10/21


New Dine and Discover vouchers coming soon

Customers in the Cootamundra electorate will have more reasons to celebrate catching up with friends and family this summer with two additional Dine …Learn More

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15/10/21


Celebrating our caring community

Carers from multicultural communities are the focus of a new campaign to mark National Carers Week, which encourages them to make the most …Learn More

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15/10/21


Funding Support for Vulnerable and Multicultural Communities

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has announced new funding is available for organisations providing critical grassroots support to the community in response to …Learn More

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15/10/21


Regional Housing Taskforce Findings Released

An independent report reflecting the community’s experiences of housing and the planning system in regional NSW has been released by the NSW Government. …Learn More

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07/10/21


Cowra Hospital Redevelopment Community Information Sessions

The Cowra community is invited to attend information sessions to learn more about planning for the $70.2 million Cowra Hospital Redevelopment which will …Learn More

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28/09/21


New incentives for teachers in the Cootamundra electorate

Teachers in regional, rural and remote NSW will have better employment benefits than ever before thanks to a complete overhaul of the incentive …Learn More

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28/09/21


More funding to fix roads in Cootamundra electorate

Further maintenance and repair of local roads is coming, with 13 new road projects across the region thanks to the latest round of …Learn More

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28/09/21


Have your say on Prince Alfred Bridge Memorial Options

Residents of Gundagai and surrounding areas who share fond memories of the Prince Alfred Bridge are invited to have their say and submit …Learn More

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28/09/21


Improved school facilities at four schools in the Cootamundra region

Students and staff at four local schools are set to benefit from improved facilities, as part of the $484 million 2021/22 Minor Capital Works program. …Learn More

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28/09/21


125 Year old Prince Alfred Bridge to be removed but not forgotten

The NSW Government has today announced that the 125 year old Prince Alfred Bridge in Gundagai will soon be removed due to the …Learn More

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28/09/21


Funding for projects honouring Cootamundra electorate Veterans

Cootamundra electorate groups can apply for $2,000 grants for projects supporting local veterans or boosting awareness of their role throughout Australia’s military history. …Learn More

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15/09/21


$20,000 Funding for Service Upgrades at Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre

The Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre will receive a $20,000 fundingboost to help them modernise their operations and improve the services they deliver.Member …Learn More

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15/09/21


Have Your Say on Voluntary Assisted Dying

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke is calling for residents of the Cootamundraelectorate to have their say on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill which …Learn More

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09/09/21


Work Continues on Temporary Bridge at Wallendbeen

Work is continuing on the construction of a temporary bridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen to restore this critical connection for road …Learn More

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09/09/21


Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten Reaches Key Development Milestone

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke today welcomed a key milestone for theNSW Government-funded redevelopment of the Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten.The project has reached the …Learn More

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31/08/21


Junee Lawson House Mortgage Extinguished

Lawson House, a 22-unit residential complex in Junee which supports older Juneeresidents and those most vulnerable in the community, has had the mortgage …Learn More

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31/08/21


Virtual Small Business Support Forum for Cootamundra Electorate

In light of the extension of stay-at-home orders and the impact on businesses acrossthe Cootamundra electorate, Steph Cooke, Member for Cootamundra is hosting …Learn More

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31/08/21


Seat of Small Communities Strengthened Following Boundary Redistribution

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the final determination ofelectoral boundaries, as announced by the NSW Electoral Commission today. “I am so …Learn More

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23/08/21


Cowra Local Appointed to the NSW Youth Advisory Council

Cowra local, Stassi Austin is among twelve of the state’s brightest young leaders who has been appointed to the 2021-22 NSW Youth Advisory …Learn More

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23/08/21


More Foreign Ag Workers Arrive in Cootamundra Region

Gundagai is the latest town to welcome the arrival of overseas skilled agricultural workers to help local farmers overcome the COVID-induced labour shortage, …Learn More

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23/08/21


New Recruits Join NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force has welcomed 182 police recruits after they were sworn-in as probationary constables at a private attestation ceremony, held in …Learn More

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23/08/21


Locals Encouraged to Build Skills During Pandemic

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, is encouraging locals to take advantage of new fee-free TAFE NSW courses to build their skills during the …Learn More

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23/08/21


AVL-Tech Revolution for Cootamundra Court

The grand historic exterior of Cootamundra Courthouse will soon contrast with the latest in state-of-the-art audio-visual link (AVL) technology inside the building. Member …Learn More

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09/08/21


Scholarships Now Open for Aspiring Mental Health Workers in our Schools

The NSW Government is continuing to prioritise student wellbeing by ensuring a strong pipeline of qualified mental health professionals in our schools. The …Learn More

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09/08/21


Housing Taskforce Wants to Hear from Our Region

Residents of the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to share their views on how the NSW Government can respond to increasing pressures on …Learn More

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09/08/21


Mental Health Information Nights Coming Soon to Cowra and Grenfell

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has commenced a series of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Information Evenings throughout the electorate, which are being …Learn More

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09/08/21


Mental Health Info Nights Continue Across the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has commenced a series of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Information Evenings in the electorate, which are being …Learn More

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09/08/21


Small Schools of Weddin Shire Recruited to Improve Local Biodiversity

A $4,940 grant will bring together Caragabal, Greenethorpe and Quandialla Public Schools to partake in the ‘Birds, Bats and Bugs’ project, led by …Learn More

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02/08/21


Newell Highway Project Powers Strong Trainee Engagement

The $700 million Newell Highway upgrade program is powering strong engagement with trainees in the construction industry. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said …Learn More

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26/07/21


NSW Government Funding Helps Riverina Aquaculture Farm Net Bigger Market Share

A large-scale native fish hatchery will be able to expand its grow out facilities, increasing production and ramping up supply of live and …Learn More

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26/07/21


Milestones Abound At Temora Ambulance Station

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated three Temora-based NSW Ambulance Officers who have been recently recognised with National Service and Ambulance Long …Learn More

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26/07/21


Witness Room Upgrades at Young Courthouse

Domestic violence complainants and other vulnerable witnesses will be empowered to give their best evidence in court thanks to upgrades at Young Courthouse. …Learn More

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26/07/21


Temora Swimming Pool Laps Up New Funding

Sporting pursuits in the Temora region have received a major boost after the NSW Government announced a $900,000 grant for major upgrades of …Learn More

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16/07/21


Jobs Secured for TAFE NSW Young Aged Care Graduates

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed news of a TAFE NSW Young aged care course which has seen every student over the …Learn More

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16/07/21


$185,000 to Help Build a Safer Future for Victim-Survivors

Frontline domestic violence services in Young will be awarded $185,000 funding to ensure victim-survivors can access crucial help in their local community. Member …Learn More

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16/07/21


Mental Health Info Nights Commence in the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has commenced a series of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Information Evenings in the electorate, which are being …Learn More

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16/07/21


Funding Boost for Cootamundra Racecourse Grandstand

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has welcomed $300,000 funding for Cootamundra Turf Club which will see an upgrade of the grandstand at …Learn More

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15/07/21


Covid-19 Support Package for Small Businesses, Families and Individuals

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed a package of measures from the Australian and NSW Governments to support individuals and businesses impacted …Learn More

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15/07/21


Lead Consultant Team Appointed for Cowra Hospital Redevelopment

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the appointment of the lead consultant team to work with Health Infrastructure on the $70.2 million …Learn More

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14/07/21


Funding Pursuit Pays Off at Grenfell Kart Track

Sporting pursuits in the Grenfell region have received a major boost after the NSW Government announced a $842,339 grant for major upgrades at …Learn More

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06/07/21


The 210-Piece Bridge Challenge Starts at Wallendbeen

Work to construct a temporary bridge at Wallendbeen to speed up the opening of Burley Griffin Way for local residents and freight operators, …Learn More

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05/07/21


Extension of Quad Bike Rebates

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging eligible farmers and businesses to apply for a quad bike rebate after the NSW Government announced …Learn More

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05/07/21


Local Tafes to Benefit from Tech Upgrades

TAFE NSW will expand access to local training opportunities with the installation of contemporary digitally enabled virtual teaching and learning spaces at campuses …Learn More

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28/06/21


More Seniors To Benefit From Regional Seniors Travel Card

The Regional Seniors Travel Card is a $250 prepaid VISA card designed to ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors in …Learn More

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25/06/21


WOODSTOCK GETS FUNDING BOOST FOR LIONS PARK

The community of Woodstock will further benefit from NSW Government funding with the Woodstock and District Progress Association successfully applying to the latest …Learn More

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22/06/21


Free Preschool to Stay

Free preschool is now a staple for NSW families with funding confirmed in the 2021/22 NSW Budget for community and mobile preschools. The …Learn More

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22/06/21


$109.5M for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Across the State

A record government investment in child and adolescent mental health will ensure hundreds of children and teenagers across the Cootamundra electorate will have …Learn More

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22/06/21


Health Infrastructure Budget Boost for Cowra Region

The 2021/22 NSW Budget has locked-in funding to progress vital Health Infrastructure projects in the broader Cowra region including the Cowra Hospital redevelopment …Learn More

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22/06/21


Budget 2021

The NSW Nationals in Government have delivered vital funding in the 2021-22 NSW Budget to support the recovery and future prosperity of regional …Learn More

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18/06/21


Budget Boost for Mums and Bubs in Cowra Region

New parents across the region will have access to increased specialised support thanks to funding to enable Tresillian and Gidget Foundation Australia to …Learn More

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18/06/21


Budget Boost for Mums and Bubs in Narrandera and Bland Regions

New parents in the Narrandera and Bland Shires will have access to increased specialised support thanks to funding to enable Tresillian and Gidget …Learn More

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18/06/21


Cootamundra Court Receives a Milestone Makeover

Cootamundra Courthouse is being given a facelift, 120 years after the foundations were laid for the historic building.

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17/06/21


Wallendbeen Bridge Solution in Sight

Work will start next week to build a temporary crossing to replace the demolished road over rail bridge at Wallendbeen, saving drivers a 40-minute detour.

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17/06/21


Showground Stimulus Supporting New Amenities for Ungarie

Ungarie’s local sporting teams and events will soon see a boost with a new amenities block to be built at the showground.

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16/06/21


Bears Boosted with Two Sports Grants

The Burrangong Bears Rugby League Football Club have successfully secured two NSW Government Sports Grants.

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10/06/21


Go-Ahead for Gooloogong with CBP Grants

The Gooloogong community is celebrating a double boost from the NSW Government, with two Community Building Partnership (CBP) grants. Member for Cootamundra Steph …Learn More

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10/06/21


Help for Hall from Crown Reserves Fund

Gooloogong’s Memorial Hall will soon see a fresh coat of paint thanks to support from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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08/06/21


One Month Left to Sign Safety ePetition

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is joining local woman Madeline Bott in urging NSW residents to sign the ePetition calling for increased safety measures at level crossings around the state.

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07/06/21


Jubilee Park $2 Million Boost from Open Spaces Program

Cootamundra’s Jubilee Park will be undergoing upgrades supported through the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program.

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07/06/21


Wins for Wyalong Public School

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined students and staff at Wyalong Public School to celebrate two new funding boosts.

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03/06/21


Celebration of Culture in Cowra Community Spaces

The NSW Government will be helping to bring to life Cowra’s Open Space Legacy Project with just under $2 million awarded from the Public Spaces Legacy Program.

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02/06/21


Boost for Local Public Libraries

Two local libraries will soon benefit from the NSW Government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program.

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02/06/21


Safety Improvements for Major Electorate Roads

The Cootamundra electorate will receive $5,670,000 for vital road safety works as round four of the $822 million Safer Roads Program begins to roll out.

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31/05/21


Weevils Winning with Lighting Upgrades

The West Wyalong Weevils Rugby Club’s community spirit is shining with their new lighting project complete.

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27/05/21


Cootamundra’s Community Palliative Care Unit Open

The Cootamundra community now has more choice in end of life care, with the opening of a new palliative care unit today.

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26/05/21


Applications Open For Crown Reserves Grants

Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land across the Cootamundra electorate now have the chance to share in $17 million in grants from the latest round of the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).

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25/05/21


Work on West Wyalong Ambulance Station

West Wyalong Ambulance Station will get a refurbishment under the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, delivering a better work environment for paramedics.

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24/05/21


Community Safety Boosted in Narrandera

The Narrandera region will be better prepared for floods and other emergencies after the delivery of a new rescue vehicle for the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA).

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20/05/21


Locals to Help Build Train Station Upgrades

Local businesses are being encouraged to register their interest to help build upgrades improving accessibility and safety for all customers at the Junee and Cootamundra train stations.

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18/05/21


Temporary Bridge to Restore Access at Wallendbeen

The Burley Griffin Way will be reopened in the coming months with a temporary bridge to be built over the rail line at Wallendbeen.

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13/05/21


$50 Million Support Package to Combat Mouse Plague

Support for households impacted by the ongoing mouse plague is now available, with a $50 million assistance package announced today.

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11/05/21


Cootamundra Rugby Club Opened

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined the Cootamundra Rugby Club and former Wallabies Captain Phil Kearns AM to open the new rugby clubhouse.

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05/05/21


Koorawatha Commemorates with Restored Honour Rolls

The Koorawatha community will continue to commemorate their war service for years to come, with restoration work completed to the town’s Honour Rolls.

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03/05/21


New Amenities for Murrumburrah Showground

Murrumburrah Showground will soon be enjoying new amenities thanks to support from the NSW Government.

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03/05/21


Fund for Regional Communities Returns

The Stronger Country Communities Fund has returned for a fourth round, with $100 million available for regional community projects and infrastructure.

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03/05/21


New LED Lighting for Local Schools

Students at 14 schools across the Cootamundra electorate will soon benefit from brighter and smarter learning spaces with the NSW Government announcing the first tranche of schools in the LED Lighting Upgrade Program.

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30/04/21


Giving Back to Gundagai Community Champion

A Gundagai man who goes above and beyond for his community has been recognised with a Seniors Local Achievement Award.

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30/04/21


Funding to Fix Local Roads in Cootamundra and Gundagai

Three road projects in the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) area will soon get underway thanks to support from the NSW Government.

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28/04/21


Weddin Welcomes Work for Roads

Weddin Shire will soon see extensive improvements to New Forbes Road thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

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27/04/21


Upgrades Opened to Cowra Rugby

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened upgrades to the Cowra Rugby Club.

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27/04/21


Funding to Fix Local Roads in Hilltops

Hilltops Shire will soon be fixing more local roads thanks to funding from the NSW Government. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today joined …Learn More

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26/04/21


Rehabilitation for Junee Shire Road

The NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program is supporting upgrade work in the Junee Shire.

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23/04/21


Young to Host Travelling Film Festival

Young will play host to the Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival, which brings Australian and international feature films, short films and documentaries from across the globe to audiences around the country.

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22/04/21


Temora Lions Recognised with Seniors Award

The service and dedication of the Temora Lions Club has been celebrated with Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke awarding a Seniors Local Achievement Award to the Club.

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21/04/21


Junee Community Champion Celebrated

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today celebrated the service of Junee’s Barbara Guthrie who has been recognised with a Seniors Local Achievement Award.

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20/04/21


Support for Social Housing in Young

The NSW Government is providing a boost to social housing in Young, supporting Argyle Housing to invest $644,000 in the community.

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19/04/21


Return to the Stage for the Athenium Theatre

The Junee community has enjoyed the reopening of the Athenium Theatre, following extensive upgrades.

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19/04/21


Celebrating Long Service of RFS Volunteers

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has celebrated the long service of NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers from the MIA District.

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16/04/21


Contract Awarded for New Water Treatment Plant for Wyangala

The Wyangala community will soon have access to more clean drinking water with the Australian and New South Wales governments today announcing a contract has been awarded to start work on a new water treatment plant to service the area.

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16/04/21


Boosting Productivity and Access at the Farm Gate

Farmers and transport operators will benefit from a new heavy vehicle access initiative which will bolster end-to-end transport access from the farm gate to market in six pilot areas across the State.

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15/04/21


Makeover for Monteagle Hall

Extensive upgrades to the Monteagle Hall have been opened by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

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13/04/21


Coolamon Seniors Celebrated

Three Coolamon seniors have been recognised with 2021 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards.

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13/04/21


Work Commences On Area Western Command

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined representatives from the Rural Fire Service and Cowra Shire Council to turn the first sod on the new Area Western Command Facility.

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12/04/21


Bombers to Take Off with New Home ‘The Hangar’

The Marrar Football and Netball Club have landed in their new home ‘The Hanger’.

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12/04/21


Scholarships to Support Local Apprentices

The NSW Government is providing $1.5 million to assist Cootamundra electorate apprentices through the annual Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program.

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12/04/21


Skating in Ariah Park Ramps Up

The upgrade of the Ariah Park Skate Park is kick-flipping goals, with the improvements opened by the Member for Cootamundra.

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12/04/21


Nixon Park Amenities Open

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened upgrades to Temora’s Nixon Park amenities.

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09/04/21


Community Comes Together for Country Music Festival

Live music is boot scooting back to the stage with the Ardlethan Country Music Festival and Talent Quest returning this weekend.

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29/03/21


Full Steam Ahead for Iconic Locomotive 3801

Legend of steam, locomotive 3801 is headed for the Riverina and southern NSW, offering customers the chance to go back in time, as part of its state wide regional tour.

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29/03/21


Bectric BBQs Open In Time For Easter

The sausages are sizzling in time for Easter with a new BBQ Area opened at the Bectric Hall.

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19/03/21


Flexible Barriers Improving Olympic Safety

The NSW Government is investing $2.5 million to improve road safety on the Olympic Highway by installing flexible safety barriers between Wagga, Cowra and Albury.

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16/03/21


Timber Bridges to be Replaced

Three bridges in the Cootamundra and Gundagai areas will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.

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12/03/21


$2.3 Million for Local Public Schools

28 schools across the Cootamundra electorate are set to receive new and improved facilities as part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.

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11/03/21


Cootamundra Electorate Welcomes New Police Recruits

The Cootamundra electorate is welcoming three new Probationary Constables to the Cootamundra electorate from the first graduation class of 2021.

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11/03/21


Junee Golf Course Shelter Complete

Golfers now have a place to rest out of the weather on the Junee Golf Course, with a new multipurpose shelter open.

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11/03/21


Motorsport in the Fast Lane with New Amenities

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened new amenities at the Illabo Speedway.

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11/03/21


Leading Grain Systems Manufacturer to Expand in Young

A leading Australian manufacturer of agricultural equipment will expand its operations in Young, doubling production capacity and creating local jobs thanks to $282,000 from the NSW Government’s Regional Investment Attraction Fund.

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10/03/21


Replacing Bridges in Narrandera Shire

Two bridges in Narrandera Shire will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.

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08/03/21


Water Supply for Morongla Showground

The Morongla Showground will soon have a bore water supply thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

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08/03/21


Cowra Showground Riding High Through Stimulus

Cowra’s Riding for the Disabled and Pony Club’s home at the Cowra Showground will be getting a boost from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

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08/03/21


Grenfell Ambulance Station Open

Grenfell’s new state of the art ambulance station is up and running, officially opened today by the Member for Cootamundra and NSW Ambulance.

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08/03/21


Cowra Ambulance Station Officially Open

Cowra’s paramedics now have state of the art facilities to work in thanks to a new ambulance station.

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08/03/21


Celebrating NSW Women’s Week 2021

Financial independence, more opportunities for rural and regional women and entrepreneurship are among the topics promoting gender equality during NSW Women’s Week, under the theme #ChooseToChallenge.

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05/03/21


Movies Making the Most of Festival of Place

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today joined with the Cowra Shire Council in celebrating the success of their grant-winning Festival of Place project.

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05/03/21


Cootamundra Ambulance Station Officially Open

The Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined NSW Ambulance and local paramedics and staff in opening the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station.

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05/03/21


Help for Community Hall at Wattamondara

Wattamondara’s community hall has received a boost from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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05/03/21


CRIF for Coverage at Koorawatha

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today announced funding for the Koorawatha Showground from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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04/03/21


Khawlah Albaf in Running for Women of the Year Awards

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated Khawlah Albaf for being recognised as a finalist in the newest category at the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

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03/03/21


New Storage Space For Coolamon Rotary

The Coolamon Rotary Club has a new space to store fundraising equipment thanks to the NSW Government.

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01/03/21


Building Blocks for Success at Coolamon Preschool

Coolamon’s Preschool will soon have even more building blocks for success with a grant from the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environment (QLE) program.

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01/03/21


Repairs and Upgrades for Walleroobie Hall

The Walleroobie Hall will be undergoing upgrades thanks to the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).

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01/03/21


Marrar Gymkhana Reserve to Power Up

The Marrar Gymkhana Reserve will soon be powering up with a new mains power system and solar infrastructure.

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01/03/21


Coolamon Children to Play in the Shade

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today announced funding for a new undercover outdoor play area for the Coolamon Early Childhood Centre.

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01/03/21


New Junee to Griffith Rail Loop at Coolamon Under Way

The NSW Government has taken another step towards improving rail freight efficiency in the state’s south west with design and planning work starting on a rail passing loop at Coolamon.

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01/03/21


Showground Stimulus for Cootamundra

The Cootamundra Showground will be undergoing upgrades thanks to the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

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01/03/21


Barellan Serves Up New Tennis Courts

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined members of the Goolagong family to open new tennis courts at Barellan.

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25/02/21


Junee to Griffith Rail Project Fast Tracks Freight

Work has started on the Junee to Griffith line upgrade to improve efficiency for freight carriers and reduce costs for producers and consumers as part of the Fixing Country Rail program.

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24/02/21


Upgrades Unveiled at Gundagai Showground

Upgrades to the Gundagai Showground have been unveiled, coinciding with the return of the Gundagai Show.

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23/02/21


Makeover for McLean Oval

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened upgrades to Harden’s McLean Oval.

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17/02/21


Students to Study Skills of the Future

Real estate, robotics and social media are just some of the 20 new online Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to be made available to every Cootamundra electorate government high school student in 2022.

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15/02/21


Junee Waste Water Becomes Wildlife Wonderland

Reuse water from Junee’s state-of-the-art Sewerage Treatment Plant is creating a vibrant wetland habitat.

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12/02/21


Markets To Help Youth Make Their Way In Business

Young people in Temora will soon be able to take part in a new project connecting entrepreneurs with experienced business owners.

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11/02/21


Call to Celebrate Seniors

The Member for Cootamundra is calling on locals to nominate seniors who are helping their communities thrive for the NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.

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05/02/21


Junee Sewerage Treatment Plant Open

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today officially opened the Junee Sewerage Treatment Plant.

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03/02/21


CRIF to Upgrade Caravan Park

West Wyalong’s Caravan Park will be enjoying more than half a million dollars in upgrades through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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03/02/21


State-Of-The-Art TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre Opens in West Wyalong

The NSW Government today officially opened the new multi-million-dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in West Wyalong, which will expand and enhance education and training opportunities in the region.

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03/02/21


Seniors to Go Solar in Ariah Park

The NSW Government is supporting a new solar project at ‘The Peppers’ Senior Housing Units at Ariah Park.

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03/02/21


Repairs to Roll Out at Ardlethan Showground

The Member for Cootamundra has announced funding to improve access and undertake repairs at the Ardlethan Showground.

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03/02/21


Soft Fall Secured for Ariah Park Preschool

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced funding for the new Ariah Park Preschool.

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03/02/21


Enhancements for Ardlethan Preschool

The Member for Cootamundra has announced funding for the Ardlethan Preschool from the Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program.

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03/02/21


New Kitchen for Barellan Showground Thanks to Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Barellan’s Showground will soon be installing a new kitchen in the Carroll Pavilion, made possible through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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02/02/21


Applications Open for Youth Advisory Council

Know a young person who is a passionate advocate for their community? Now’s the time to nominate them for the 2021 NSW Youth Advisory Council.

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02/02/21


Double Boost for Binya Hall

The Binya Hall will be undergoing extensive upgrades thanks to two grants from the NSW Government.

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01/02/21


Safety Work on the Hume Highway Powers Up

The Hume Highway at Snowball Creek will be a hive of activity from this week as work starts to upgrade a 2.6 kilometre section of the highway.

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29/01/21


Back to School Across the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today wished all students, staff and school communities a happy back to school, with most classes recommencing.

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29/01/21


Community Building Partnership funding for Lambing Flat Community Broadcasting

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $34,840 in funding under the 2020 Community Building Partnership program for Lambing Flat Community Broadcasting Inc. (2YYY – Young Community Radio).

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29/01/21


Murringo Sportsground Set For Upgrades

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced two projects in Murringo to receive funding under the latest program rounds from the NSW Government.

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29/01/21


Funding Support for Road Safety Campaign

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed funding of $16,500 through the NSW Government’s Road Safety Grant program to support the Georgina Josephine Foundation to continue their radio campaign building awareness of Low Speed Vehicle Run Over.

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27/01/21


Temora Cricket Nets Upgrades from Legacy Fund

The Temora Senior Cricket Association has received a funding boost from the final round of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund.

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27/01/21


Electrifying Upgrades for Grenfell Showground

The Grenfell Showground will be replacing its electrical infrastructure thanks to $438,204 from the NSW Government.

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27/01/21


Grenfell Picnic Race Club Gets Wired Thanks to CBP

The Member for Cootamundra has announced NSW Government funding to help finalise renovations at the Grenfell Picnic Race Club.

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27/01/21


New Signs for Community Native Nursery

The Weddin Community Native Nursery will soon have new educational signs thanks to the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

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22/01/21


Funding to Help Show Ponies in Ganmain

Ganmain’s Showground and Pony Club have received a boost from the NSW Government, with a $32,928 grant announced today to build a shed and buy a lawn mower.

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22/01/21


Statement: St Lawrence Harden-Murrumburrah Closure

Media statement from the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

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22/01/21


Cool Future for Ganmain Hall Thanks to CBP

The Ganmain Hall is looking towards a cool future thanks to the NSW Government.

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22/01/21


Junee Tennis Club Set for New Facilities

The Junee Tennis Club will soon be constructing new toilet facilities thanks to an investment from the NSW Government.

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22/01/21


Upgrades for Junee Showground

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced funding from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund for the Junee Showground.

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22/01/21


Historic Hall Gets Helping Hand from CRIF

The Junee Reefs Public Hall will be undergoing a spruce up made possible through the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).

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21/01/21


Junee Children to get a Goodstart Thanks to NSW Government

Students at Junee’s Goodstart Early Learning will be able to enjoy the outdoors even more this year thanks to a grant from the NSW Government.

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20/01/21


Women’s Sport a Winner with NSW Government Funding Boost

Sporting facilities in the Cootamundra electorate will be able to apply for funding to create new or improved women’s change rooms and amenities thanks to a boost from the NSW Government’s $2 billion Regional Growth Fund.

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20/01/21


New Equipment for Early Childhood in Cowra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced a funding boost for early childhood services in Cowra.

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20/01/21


Cowra Showground to Undergo Upgrades

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $192,535 in funding for two projects at the Cowra Showground, Racecourse and Paceway from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

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19/01/21


Win for Weed Control at Narrandera Racecourse

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today announced funding from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund for the Narrandera Racecourse.

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19/01/21


New COVID-Safe School Guidelines Released

Parents and carers of children in Kindergarten, and Years 1,2 and 7 can enter school grounds on the first day of the new school year, as part of the updated return-to-school guidelines.

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12/01/21


OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN MILLIONS OF SPORTS FACILITIES FUNDING

Member for Cootamundra is pleased to announce applications are now open for the NSW Government’s Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund to create and upgrade sport facilities.

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23/12/20


Murray Cod Numbers Scaled Up In The Lachlan

More than 50,000 Murray Cod were returned to the Upper Lachlan today as part of the NSW Government’s ambitious plan to save the State’s native fish species.

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22/12/20


Nature and Adventure Combine at Cowra Playground

Cowra’s newest playground is open for exploration, combining nature and adventure.

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22/12/20


Sod Turned On Grenfell Main Street Upgrade

The multimillion dollar upgrade of Grenfell’s Main Street is underway with the Member for Cootamundra turning the first sod on the project.

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21/12/20


Woodstock Has Need for Speed

The Woodstock Park Speedway has a bright future with upgrades opened by the Member for Cootamundra.

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15/12/20


Temora Sliding in to Summer

The Member for Cootamundra has officially opened the new waterside at the Temora Municipal Pool.

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15/12/20


Adventures Underway in Junee

Adventure is abounding in Junee with a new Adventure Park now open for children to enjoy, in time for the school holidays.

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11/12/20


Wins for West Wyalong from Resources for Regions

West Wyalong’s sport and recreation will be transformed thanks to five new projects from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions round seven.

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11/12/20


Connected Learning Centre Opens Up New Training Opportunities in West Wyalong

Education and training in West Wyalong is set to receive an unprecedented boost with a range of in demand courses available locally for the first time through the new multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC).

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10/12/20


Students Are Now Benefiting From Cooler Classrooms In Cootamundra

Students and teachers at Woodstock Public School and Wyangala Dam Public School are enjoying their brand new air conditioning system.

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10/12/20


Cooler Classrooms Project at Barellan Central School Reaches Tender Milestone

Students and teachers at Barellan Central School are on the way to a brand new air conditioning system with tender awarded for the school’s Cooler Classroom Program.

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10/12/20


More Preschool Spots for Cootamundra Electorate Families in 2021

More preschools places are being created for families in the Cootamundra electorate thanks to the NSW Government’s $7.5 million Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program, creating more than 400 new places in community preschools across NSW.

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08/12/20


Funding for Future Farmers in Narrandera Shire

Young people with an interest in agriculture will soon have a helping hand in Narrandera Shire thanks to a new youth program.

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07/12/20


Upgrades of Ungarie CWA Near Completion

Renovations to the Ungarie CWA Hall are nearing completion, with the Member for Cootamundra today visiting the Branch to take a look at the progress.

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07/12/20


Shed Upgrade No Poultry Affair for Bribbaree

Ground has been broken on the Bribbaree Show Society’s new Poultry Shed.

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03/12/20


New CTP Scheme Continues to Drive Down Green Slip Prices

Vehicle owners in the Cootamundra electorate will benefit from more money in their pockets as part of the of the State Government’s overhauled CTP Green Slip scheme, with new data revealing Green Slips are at a decade low.

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03/12/20


Funding for Cootamundra Electorate to Boost Summer Fun

The Member for Cootamundra has welcomed the announcement every local council in NSW can sign up for up to $10,000 in NSW Government funding for free events, activities or experiences to enliven local public spaces this summer.

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01/12/20


Export Grants Helping NSW Businesses Go Global

More than $2.2 million of grant funding has already hit the pockets of 266 NSW businesses to help them develop global export sales, in turn supporting jobs and communities across the State.

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01/12/20


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging everyone to celebrate the contributions of people living with a disability to their communities, ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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01/12/20


Cootamundra Electorate Urged to ‘Get Ready’ for Summer

Prepare your bushfire survival plan, don’t drive through floodwater, swim between the flags, and make sure your home is fire safe this summer – these are some of the safety tips NSW emergency service agencies have shared ahead of the 2020 summer season.

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30/11/20


Safety Boost for Murrumburrah Public School

Safety for students at Murrumburrah Public School will be boosted by a new school crossing supervisor, one of 98 rolling out across the state in the coming months under the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to improve student safety.

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30/11/20


Funds for Flexible Care Services

The Member for Cootamundra has today announced funding for the Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services Inc from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership fund.

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30/11/20


Harden Kite Festival Flying High Thanks to Regional Event Fund

Harden-Murrumburrah will receive a welcome boost to tourism with the Harden Kite Festival sharing in the NSW Government’s $1 million 2020 Regional Event Fund.

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30/11/20


Junee Skate Park Ramps Up

Upgrades to Junee’s Skate Park are officially open, with local riders and skaters now able to ramp up their skills.

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30/11/20


Ariah Park Street Upgrades Open

The Member for Cootamundra has joined Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack in opening the upgrades to Ariah Park’s Coolamon Street.

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27/11/20


New Firefighters Welcomed to the Cootamundra Electorate

Young, Junee and Temora are welcoming new on-call firefighters to their communities from the latest recruits graduating from the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills.

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27/11/20


Young’s Jennifer Duddle Is A Hidden Treasure

Jennifer Duddle from Young has been recognised on the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

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27/11/20


Stimulus for Young Showground

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today announced funding for Young Showground from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

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26/11/20


Resources for Regions Delivers Five Projects for Bland Shire

Bland Shire will soon benefit from five new projects that will deliver local infrastructure improvements and help the community thrive, thanks to the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions round seven.

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26/11/20


Illabo Showground Powers Ahead

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today announced upgrades for the Illabo Showground, made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

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24/11/20


Bushfire Funding Applications Extended To Give Communities Peace of Mind

Bushfire affected businesses and communities are being encouraged to apply for a share of the $250 million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund which has now been extended to give peace of mind to those needing assistance.

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24/11/20


Growing Green Thumbs In Cootamundra Electorate Public Schools

The Sustainable Schools Grants program for 2021 will soon be open, supporting students to develop innovative sustainability projects in their schools.

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20/11/20


International Ag Day

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging the community to mark International Ag Day, thanking the industry and everyone who contributes to it.

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18/11/20


NSW Launches Out & About Voucher Scheme to Help Local Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the announcement NSW residents will be given $100 worth of digital vouchers that can be used at eateries and on arts and tourism attractions across NSW.

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18/11/20


Payroll Tax Rate Cut to Jump-Start Jobs

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed major payroll tax relief in the 2020-21 NSW Budget which will enable businesses to hire more staff, keep their doors open and focus on recovery in the post-pandemic world.

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18/11/20


Transport and Roads Investment for the Cootamundra Electorate

The NSW Nationals in Government’s unprecedented investment in the 2020/21 Budget will see a boost for the Cootamundra electorate with safer roads, more efficient freight networks, better connections and local jobs.

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17/11/20


Budget 2020

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has welcomed the 2020/21 NSW Budget which has regional NSW at the forefront.

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17/11/20


Education Initiatives Offer Boost To Schools From Budget

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed a range of measures in the 2020/21 NSW Budget for education and schools. Ms Cooke said …Learn More

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17/11/20


Cowra Hospital Redevelopment Gets Planning Funding In NSW Budget

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed a $500,000 funding commitment for the Cowra Hospital Redevelopment from the 2020/21 NSW Budget.

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16/11/20


$635,000 for Flood Management in the Cootamundra Electorate

Residents and businesses in the Cootamundra electorate will be better prepared for flood risks thanks to $635,000 in funding for Hilltops, Narrandera Shire and Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s as part of the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

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13/11/20


Boost to Regional Growth Fund Takes it to $2 Billion

Communities in the Cootamundra electorate will benefit from a $300 million increase to the Regional Growth Fund as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget.

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13/11/20


Cootamundra Electorate Local Governments Come Together With Cooke

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has brought together representatives from all nine Councils in the Cootamundra electorate to discuss issues and connect them with the senior members of the NSW Government.

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13/11/20


Boundary Fencing Boost for Bushfire-Hit Farmers

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today encouraged eligible landholders to apply for funding through the Supporting our Neighbours program to help replace bushfire-damaged boundary fencing adjoining public lands.

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12/11/20


Digital Registration To Be Mandated From 23 November

Venues across the Cootamundra electorate are being urged to have a system for digital registration such as a QR code that records patrons’ names and contact details in place by 23 November, or risk facing penalties.

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10/11/20


Free Tutoring to Support Students

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget.

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10/11/20


$125k for War Memorial Repairs

Groups across the Cootamundra electorate have the opportunity to share in $125,000 to conserve the region’s tributes to servicemen and servicewomen with round two of the Community War Memorials Fund opening on Remembrance Day.

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10/11/20


Cherrypickers New Facilities Officially Opened

Upgrades to the home of the Young Cherrypickers have been officially opened by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

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09/11/20


A HELPING HAND FOR GUNYAH CRAFT SHOP

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $5,000 funding for Gunyah Craft Shop in Grenfell under the NSW Government’s Arts Rescue and Restart Funding program.

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09/11/20


FREE PRESCHOOL FOR 2021

Working families and young children in the Cootamundra Electorate will benefit from a year of free preschool with the NSW Government announcing funding for community preschools in 2021.

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09/11/20


2020 HIDDEN TREASURES KAYE CHAPMAN AND ELAINE D’ELBOUX RECOGNISED

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has presented Cowra local Mrs Kaye Chapman and Koorawatha local Mrs Elaine D’Elboux with a certificate and flowers in recognition of them as 2020 Hidden Treasures.

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09/11/20


NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS ROLL OUT ACROSS THE COOTAMUNDRA ELECTORATE

NAIDOC Week 2020 was postponed in July due to COVID-19 and is now being celebrated this week with the theme Always Was, Always Will Be.

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09/11/20


Quandialla Showground fencing to get a spruce up

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $15,200 for the Quandialla Showground Land Manager under the latest round of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.

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06/11/20


COWRA HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT: CALLING FOR NEXT PHASE FUNDING TO BE LOCKED-IN

Ahead of the NSW Budget, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling for the next phase of funding to be delivered for the redevelopment of Cowra Hospital.

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06/11/20


BUSHFIRE IMPACTED MACQUARIE PERCH RELOCATED TO ADJUNGBILLY CREEK

Twenty Macquarie Perch rescued after the last bushfire season have been returned to the wild at Adjungbilly Creek, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced.

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06/11/20


THE COOTAMUNDRA ELECTORATE REMEMBERS

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke urges the community to stop and remember the sacrifice of our Australian service men and women.

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06/11/20


FURTHER UPGRADES PLANNED AT WEST WYALONG SHOWGROUNDS

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $120,871 funding for West Wyalong Showground under the latest round of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.

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05/11/20


MORE OVERTAKING LANES FOR NEWELL HIGHWAY

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The backbone of New South Wales’ freight network, the Newell Highway, is set to get 10 new overtaking lanes with $60 million in additional Australian Government funding announced as part of the recent Federal Budget.

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05/11/20


NSW TO REOPEN VICTORIAN BORDER

The NSW Government will reopen the border to Victoria at 12.01am on Monday 23 November.

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05/11/20


COUNTRY SHOWS TO RETURN NEXT YEAR

Country shows are set to return in early 2021 with the NSW Nationals in Government announcing COVIDSafe guidelines that will allow locals and visitors to once again be in attendance.

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03/11/20


Cootamundra Ambulance Station Completed Ahead of Schedule

Construction of the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station, delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $122 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program, has been completed ahead of schedule.

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03/11/20


MORE CASH TO FIX LOCAL ROADS, BOOSTS JOBS IN COOTAMUNDRA ELECTORATE

The Cootamundra electorate is set to benefit from the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ commitment to improving local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions, with Round 2 of the accelerated Fixing Local Roads program opening today.

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02/11/20


TRAINING YOUNG MATHS MINDS FOR THE FUTURE

Students and their parents in the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to embrace mathematics with a new campaign aiming to shift attitudes towards the subject.

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02/11/20


GRANTS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS THREE LGAs

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced over $68,000 in NSW Government grants to improve public transport accessibility at seven bus shelters across three local government areas in the Cootamundra electorate.

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30/10/20


QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS GRANT FOR BLAND PRESCHOOL

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced Bland Preschool will benefit from the early payment of a $13,292.73 grant under the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) program.

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30/10/20


WEST WYALONG COMMUNITY HEALTH HUB OFFICIALLY OPENED

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has welcomed the official opening of a $433,000 upgrade to the West Wyalong Health Facility to include the new Community Health hub.

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29/10/20


2020 HIDDEN TREASURE JANICE CATTLE RECOGNISED

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has presented Wyalong local Mrs Janice Cattle with a certificate and flowers in recognition of her as one of our 2020 Hidden Treasures.

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28/10/20


Additional Funding for Temora Showground

Temora Showground has received a further $120,970 under Round Two of the NSW Government Showground Stimulus Package.

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28/10/20


NEW RFS STATIONS BOOST FIRE SAFETY IN THE SOUTH WEST SLOPES

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) South West Slopes Zone will be better prepared for the fire season after the official opening of three new stations, an investment of more than $500,000.

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28/10/20


NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR KEEPING TEACHERS IN REGIONAL NSW

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP welcomes an extension of the NSW Government Drought Entitlement Maintenance Program to 2023 to keep teachers in rural schools.

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28/10/20


Temora’s 2020 Hidden Treasures Recognised

The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is updated annually to pay tribute to rural women who play important volunteer roles in their local communities.

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27/10/20


Early Payments for Young Preschool Kindergarten

Young Preschool Kindergarten will benefit from early payments of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program.

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26/10/20


NSW GOVERNMENT’S REGIONAL JOB CREATION FUND BOOSTING JOBS AND BUSINESSES IN THE COOTAMUNDRA ELECTORATE

Businesses in the Cootamundra Electorate are now able to apply for funding under the NSW Nationals’ $100 million Regional Jobs Creation Fund, which will create jobs and stimulate local economies.

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26/10/20


LONGSTANDING RFS MEMBERS RECOGNISED

Three ceremonies over the weekend marked a special occasion for 35 RFS Brigade Members who received long service medals and/or clasps.

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22/10/20


Crackdown on Illegal Puppy Factories Welcomed

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the creation of a dedicated squad to weed out companion animal puppy factories and rogue operators.

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22/10/20


Seniors Skill Up in Get Online Week

Seniors in the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to enhance their digital skills by enrolling in technology training programs during Get Online Week.

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20/10/20


New Laws To Help Protect Pets From Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Domestic violence victim-survivors and their animals across the Cootamundra electorate will have greater protections under proposed Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) reforms.

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19/10/20


Temora Showcases Aviation History As Warbirds Downunder Receives Regional Event Funding

The Temora Aviation Museum opened its doors over the weekend for a two day showcase, giving aviation buffs the chance to see some of Australia’s military aviation on display.

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16/10/20


Good Luck to HSC Students

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has wished all students the best of luck ahead of their HSC exams.

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15/10/20


More Court Protections for ‘Revenge Porn’ Victims

Victims of intimate image abuse will have the same court protections as other sexual assault complainants while judicial officers will have greater powers to order images and recordings be destroyed, under legislation introduced in NSW Parliament this week.

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15/10/20


Remembrance Day Services to Go Ahead

Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services across the Cootamundra electorate after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions.

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13/10/20


Recognising and Supporting Carers in the Cootamundra Electorate

National Carers Week 2020 gives the community a special opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much to look after loved ones who need intensive help.

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13/10/20


New Recruits Hit the Beat

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed two new probationary constables who will commence duties in Cowra and Narrandera after being sworn in at a private attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last week.

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12/10/20


Upgrades Unveiled at Season Opener in Coolac

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened upgrades to Coolac Oval at the Coolac Cricket Club’s first game of the season.

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08/10/20


Funding Deadline Extended For Fishers to Improve Waterways

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today encouraged the region’s fishing enthusiasts to get their applications in for the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants program, after the deadline was extended until 16th October.

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08/10/20


Golf Clubs Come Together During COVID

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated the Junee Golf Club and the Kapooka Golf Club for signing a memorandum of understanding and a Reciprocal Rights Document.

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02/10/20


PPE Grants Open For Cootamundra Electorate Manufacturers

Manufacturers of critical PPE from the Cootamundra electorate can now apply for grants from a $5 million fund to support local jobs and protect NSW communities against COVID-19.

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01/10/20


NSW Small Business Month Comes to the Cootamundra Electorate

NSW Small Business Month 2020 will kick off on October 1 with a suite of activities aimed to inspire, upskill and bring together local small businesses.

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01/10/20


More Casual Teachers for Schools

A trial to provide public schools across the Cootamundra electorate with more casual teachers will begin in Term 1, 2021.

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01/10/20


Gloucester Park Playground Upgrades Open

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened upgrades to the Gloucester Park playground.

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29/09/20


Police Remembrance Day

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging the community to pause and reflect on Police Remembrance Day.

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28/09/20


$15 Million To Help Upskill Primary Production Workforce

The successful AgSkilled program has been expanded to include training across a wider range of agricultural sectors and extended until 2023, in a massive boost to the industry’s workforce.

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28/09/20


Call to Help With Harvest

The Member for Cootamundra is urging the community to come together to help harvest the electorate’s agricultural crops.

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28/09/20


Regional Water Strategy to Help Lachlan Region Prepare for Drought

The NSW Government is calling on the community to provide its feedback on a draft Regional Water Strategy for the Lachlan region.

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21/09/20


Community Organisations Can Now Apply For New Clubgrants Funding

Community organisations in the Cootamundra electorate impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for funding, thanks to the next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program opening today.

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18/09/20


Cootamundra Electorate Women Encouraged To Stand For Their Community

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging local women to put their hand up to run for election at the September 2021 council elections.

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18/09/20


Introducing ePetitions – The New Online Way To Be Heard By NSW Parliament

In an historic first, Cootamundra electorate residents are now able to petition the NSW Parliament online, following the introduction of ePetitions.

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17/09/20


Get Ready for Bush Fire Season

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is calling for all residents to join their local volunteers for Get Ready Weekend to prepare for the bush fire season.

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16/09/20


More Foster Carers Needed In The Cootamundra Electorate

Finding safe, loving and permanent homes for vulnerable kids is the focus of Foster Care Week, with the NSW Government reinforcing its commitment …Learn More

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16/09/20


Community Grants to Honour Local Veterans

RSLs and schools in the Cootamundra electorate are amongst a range of community organisations eligible to apply for NSW Government funding to deliver projects that improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society.

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16/09/20


Two Cootamundra Students In New Program To Strengthen Rural Student Voice

The NSW Government has announced a new program aimed at boosting the aspirations and leadership capabilities of young people in rural and regional schools.

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14/09/20


Sod Turned on Harden Tennis Courts

Work is underway on Harden’s new tennis courts with the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke turning the first sod on the project.

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11/09/20


Agricultural Commissioner Meets With Local Industries

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has brought agriculture industry leaders from across the Cootamundra electorate to meet with the State’s new Agriculture Commissioner Daryl Quinlivan.

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11/09/20


Minister Meets With Young Police

The campaign for a new Police Station for Young continues with the Member for Cootamundra accompanying the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on a tour of the facility this week.

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11/09/20


New Resources for Fire Safety in the South West Slopes

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is better prepared for the upcoming fire season after the official opening the new South West Slopes Fire Control Centre (FCC) located at Harden.

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11/09/20


Boost For Fire Safety In The Riverina

The Riverina is better prepared for fire events after the official handover of a new fire truck to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members at Ganmain.

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09/09/20


School Formals to go Ahead

Year 12 students in the Cootamundra electorate will be able to celebrate finishing school the traditional way with COVID-19 safe graduation ceremonies and formals being allowed to take place during Term 4.

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08/09/20


Applications Open for NSW Government Local Sport Defibrillator Program

Sports and councils in the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply for a grant towards potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

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08/09/20


Applications Open for 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce

Young people from the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply to be a part of next year’s Regional Youth Taskforce, a Ministerial advocacy group which will have a direct line to government to raise local issues faced by friends and classmates.

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01/09/20


More On-Site Mental Health Support for Students in the Cootamundra Electorate

The NSW Government has implemented the first phase of the Student Support Officer program, providing enhanced wellbeing and mental health support for students in the Cootamundra electorate.

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01/09/20


Veterans Encouraged To Voice Experiences

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging local veterans to take part in digital focus groups to inform the NSW Government’s first whole-of-government strategy for veterans and their families in the state.

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01/09/20


Ardlethan, Ariah Park-Mirool Nets Two Sports Grants

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today awarded two NSW Sports Grants to the Ardelthan, Ariah Park-Mirool Football & Netball Club, the Northern Jets.

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01/09/20


Funding Applications Open For Grassroots Sport

Local sports clubs and associations are set to receive a funding boost to assist with ongoing participation in sport and active recreation in the Cootamundra electorate, with applications now open for the Local Sport Grant Program.

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01/09/20


Community Commemorates Favourite Sons As Laurie Daley Oval Upgrades Open

Junee’s state of the art Laurie Daley Oval building and spectator stand are officially open.

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31/08/20


Corrections Help Canines With Junee’s New Agility Park

Junee’s Dog Agility Park has been officially opened by the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke.

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31/08/20


Supporting Veterans’ Families In Legacy Week

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to support Legacy Week, the annual appeal to care for the families of veterans who have served for our country.

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31/08/20


NSW Nationals Call For Removal Of Border Restrictions For Agricultural Workers

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today called for the removal of restrictions on agricultural workers crossing the NSW/Victoria border.

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27/08/20


Call for Tresillian Residential Services for Cowra

The Member for Cootamundra has begun a campaign to create a hub for new parents and expectant mothers as part of the redeveloped Cowra Hospital.

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26/08/20


Mental health Support in the Cootamundra Electorate

People in the Cootamundra electorate are being reminded that there are a number of free, confidential and easy to access mental health supports available in person, on the phone and online around the clock.

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26/08/20


Harvest Help Available for Farmers in the Cootamundra Electorate

Farmers seeking workers and contractors for harvest now have access to the dedicated online resource, ‘Help Harvest NSW’, which will help them contact and arrange workers ahead of what is expected to be the best harvest in many years.

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26/08/20


Applications Now Open to Fix Country Bridges

Regional communities across the State are set to benefit from the first round of the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program.

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21/08/20


Work Underway At West Wyalong Rodeo And Rugby

The Member for Cootamundra has inspected the work underway at the West Wyalong Rodeo Association and Rugby Club.

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21/08/20


Maintenance for Morongla Through Showground Stimulus

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey to announce funding for the Morongla Showground from the …Learn More

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21/08/20


Cowra Showground Upgrades a Towering Success

The Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey have opened upgrades at the Cowra Showground.

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21/08/20


Cooling For Koorawatha through Showground Stimulus

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey to announce funding for the Koorawatha Showground from the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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18/08/20


Remembering Vietnam Veteran’s Day

The community has paused to remember the Australian lives lost in the Vietnam War 54 years ago.

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18/08/20


Naradhan’s Honour Roll to be Restored

The memory of Naradhan’s service personnel will be preserved for generations to come thanks to support from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.

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18/08/20


$1,618,500 To Fix Local Roads Across Bland Shire

Work to fix local roads across Bland Shire will soon be underway thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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17/08/20


Call to Nominate Inspirational Women

The Member for Cootamundra has called on the community to nominate inspiring local women for the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

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17/08/20


Ensuring Supply of PPE for COVID Fight and Creating Jobs in the Cootamundra Electorate

The NSW Nationals have ramped up their commitment to COVID safety by announcing a $5 million grants scheme for the domestic manufacturing of PPE supplies and the creation of jobs.

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17/08/20


Koorawatha Police Station Residence Gets Refurbishment

The refurbishment of the Koorawatha Police Station and residence is nearing completion, with a new officer starting work from today.

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17/08/20


75 Years Since the End of the Second World War

The Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging everyone to pause and reflect on Australia’s efforts in the Second World War as we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP DAY).

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14/08/20


Changes Thanks To Cheque For Junee Showground

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $313,216 for the Junee Showground from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

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12/08/20


Barellan Gets Boost from Showground Stimulus

The Barellan Showground will soon be the home of new amenity and toilet buildings thanks to $244,992 from the NSW Government.

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12/08/20


Road Upgrades in Fast-Forward to Boost Local Jobs

Three road projects aimed at delivering safer and smoother journeys across the Cootamundra electorate have received a boost as part of the NSW Government’s statewide stimulus package.

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12/08/20


Cheque for Chooks in Ardlethan

The Ardlethan Showground’s poultry shed will soon be ruling the roost thanks to thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus package.

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12/08/20


Works Now Complete On Ardlethan Sewerage Scheme

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced work is complete on the reticulated sewerage scheme for Ardlethan, providing a reliable sewerage system for the township.

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12/08/20


Henry Lawson Oval Upgrades Open

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has opened the upgrades at Grenfell’s Henry Lawson Oval.

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12/08/20


Mid Western Highway Upgraded Near Grenfell

Motorists in the Central West can now enjoy a smoother drive, with road surfacing improvements complete on a section of the Mid Western Highway near Grenfell.

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11/08/20


$4.61 Million to Fix Local Roads in Weddin Shire

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Weddin Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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03/08/20


Nationals Deliver State’s First Agriculture Commissioner

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today welcomed the appointment of Daryl Quinlivan to the role of NSW Agriculture Commissioner, labelling him a strong ally for farmers in the Cootamundra electorate.

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30/07/20


Small Communities Have Say on Cowra Hospital Redevelopment

The Member for Cootamundra has held drop in sessions in the villages and small communities outside of Cowra to ensure their voices are heard in the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.

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28/07/20


Boost For First Home Buyers And Construction Industry As Stamp Duty Slashed

The Cootamundra electorate’s first home buyers and the construction industry are big winners under a targeted boost by the NSW Nationals in government to eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million.

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27/07/20


Construction Complete At Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service

The Member for Cootamundra today joined representatives from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Health Infrastructure, Hilltops Council, LHAC and members of the Harden-Murrumburrah community to tour the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service facility.

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24/07/20


Early Investigative And Planning Works Underway For Wyangala Dam

Preliminary investigative and planning work to raise the Wyangala Dam Wall are underway, with WaterNSW progressing an environmental impact study, early scoping, community engagement, concept design and the final business case.

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24/07/20


Improving Safety On Olympic Highway At Young

Motorists will soon benefit from improved safety on the Olympic Highway with work starting next week to upgrade a 1.6-kilometre section north of Young.

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24/07/20


Month-Long Tribute for 75th Anniversary of VP Day

Veterans and their families in the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to share their stories of service as part of a month long campaign launched by the NSW Government in lead up to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

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23/07/20


$2,536,010 to Fix Local Roads Across Hilltops Shire

Work to fix local roads across the Hilltops Shire will soon be underway thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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17/07/20


$2,594,539 to Fix Local Roads in Junee Shire

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Junee Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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17/07/20


Local Roads to be Fixed Across Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Area

The Australian and NSW Governments are investing more than four million dollars in to the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council area to fix local roads.

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16/07/20


Drop-in Sessions to Have Your Say on Cowra Services

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is inviting community members to share their views on the future health needs of Cowra.

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15/07/20


Three Local War Memorials to be Restored

The Trungley, Coolamon and Woodstock War Memorials have received funding from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund to help preserve them for future generations.

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15/07/20


$875,526 To Fix Local Roads in Coolamon Shire

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Coolamon Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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15/07/20


Infrastructure Upgrades for Coolamon Showground

Coolamon Showground will be undergoing improvements thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus package.

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15/07/20


Ganmain Swimming Club to get Tools of the Train Thanks to NSW Government

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced funding for the Ganmain Swimming Club from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants program.

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15/07/20


Stimulus for Ganmain Showground

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced funding for the Ganmain Showground from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus package.

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15/07/20


$2,600,000 to Fix Local Roads in Temora Shire

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Temora Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

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14/07/20


More Free Legal Support For Cootamundra Electorate Locals Impacted By COVID-19

Domestic violence victim-survivors, Aboriginal Australians and people who’ve lost their jobs and homes as a result of COVID-19 will be among those to benefit from a Commonwealth funding boost of more than $15.6 million for NSW’s legal assistance sector.

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13/07/20


NSW Government Kicks in for Cowra’s Christmas

The Cowra Christmas Street Festival has been given a boost from the NSW Government’s $1 million 2020 Regional Event Fund.

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09/07/20


Artwork Raises Awareness Of Domestic Violence

Gundagai’s police and local students have come together to raise awareness of domestic violence.

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08/07/20


Two Rounds of Stimulus for Temora Showground

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today awarded $102,916 to the Temora Showground Land Manager from the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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08/07/20


Stimulus for Stables at Gundagai Showground

Gundagai’s Showground will be building new stables and improving camping space thanks to $282,665 from the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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06/07/20


Boost for Bus Routes Across Cowra Shire

Bus routes across the Cowra Shire today received a $1,703,750 boost from the Australian and NSW Governments in a joint funding effort to fix local roads.

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06/07/20


Cowra Arts And Culture Sector Nurtured Through Covid-19 Support Initiatives

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced that Cowra will benefit from $10,000 in funding as part of the NSW Government’s initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19.

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03/07/20


$21m for Projects to Fix Local Roads in the Cootamundra Electorate

The Australian and NSW Governments will join forces to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads in communities across the Cootamundra electorate and create regional jobs.

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30/06/20


Riverina Vet Student Shines at the 2020 NSW Training Awards

The Riverina region’s most outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and training organisations have been recognised at the 2020 NSW Training Awards.

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29/06/20


More Stimulus Upgrades for Local Showgrounds

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $321,638 in further improvement work for five local showgrounds as part of a NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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26/06/20


Sod Turned on Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant Upgrade

The first sod has been turned at the multi-million dollar upgrade of the Grenfell Sewerage Treatment Plant.

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26/06/20


South West Slopes Fire Control Centre Nears Completion

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has inspected the almost finished Rural Fire Service (RFS) Fire Control Centre in Harden.

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26/06/20


Bland Shire Receives Mining Boost

Over $2 million has been allocated to the Bland Shire in the Cootamundra Electorate

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25/06/20


New Technology to Monitor West Wyalong Dust and Smoke Levels

Member for Cootamundra Ms Steph Cooke MP today announced new air quality monitoring equipment installed at West Wyalong airport will help improve understanding of air quality, particularly in relation to dust storms and smoke hazes in the West Wyalong area.

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25/06/20


More Places for Local Children in Preschools

More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists.

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25/06/20


New Transport Service to Connect Wyangala to Canberra

A new trial bus service rolling out this week will provide better connectivity and more travel choices for residents of Wyangala.

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25/06/20


Weethalle Showground Upgrades

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today visited Weethalle Showground to celebrate $144,108 in recent funding.

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19/06/20


Water Accountability Bill Passes NSW Lower House

The Member for Cootamundra has thrown her support behind a Bill to make water asset ownership more transparent.

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19/06/20


Landmark Consultation to Improve the Lives of NSW Veterans

The NSW Government is embarking on major consultation to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families today with the opening of an online survey.

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15/06/20


Live Music to Go Local With 1,000 Gigs Across NSW

Local musicians and live music venues can get involved in a new state-wide music event that will bring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs to regional NSW and Sydney this November.

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15/06/20


Celebrating Female Volunteers in Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has urged people to recognise female volunteers in their local communities, with nominations still open for the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

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15/06/20


Help Put a Stop to Abuse of Older People

Residents in the Cootamundra Electorate are being encouraged to show their support for some of the most vulnerable people on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.

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12/06/20


Registration Fees Waived for Greyhound Owners

Greyhound owners across the state will have their registration fees waived for another 12 months, following a decision by the NSW Government.

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12/06/20


Sports Grants Make a Splash in Cootamundra

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced funding for the Cootamundra Swimming & Lifesaving Club from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants program.

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11/06/20


Accessibility Upgrades for Temora Library

The Temora Library will be getting an $189,014 upgrade thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program.

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11/06/20


Community Building Partnership for Cootamundra Red Cross

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $18,491 for the Australian Red Cross Society from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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09/06/20


Cowra Clubs Score with Sports Grants

Two Cowra Clubs are sharing in $17,330 from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants program.

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09/06/20


Gooloogong Country Club Gets $25,000 Upgrade

The Member for Cootamundra today announced a $25,000 grant for the Gooloogong Country Club from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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05/06/20


Community Consultation for Cowra Hospital Redevelopment

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the next stage of the Cowra Hospital redevelopment.

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02/06/20


Gyms and Junior Sports to Return

Gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight and kids’ community sport can resume across NSW from 1 July, as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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01/06/20


Jugiong Slows Down to Make Roads Safer

Residents and visitors will soon experience safer journeys through the village of Jugiong with a reduction in speed limits.

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01/06/20


$21,971 for Community Building Partnership Projects in Narrandera Shire

The Australian Air League Leeton Narrandera Squadron and Narrandera School Boys Rugby League Club receive ,much needed funds

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01/06/20


Life Saving Equipment for Narrandera VRA

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke presented the Unit with a $2,500 cheque to buy a defibrillator, as part of a $77,500 investment across the state.

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29/05/20


Sports Grant Makes a Splash In Grenfell

The Grenfell Amateur Swimming Club will be diving into the fast lane thanks to funds from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants.

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29/05/20


Battle on the Bidgee Gets $15,976 Boost from Community Building Partnerships

The Member for Cootamundra today announced a $15,976 grant for the Battle on the Bidgee Inc and Gundagai Rodeo Club from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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29/05/20


Showgrounds across the Cootamundra Electorate get Stimulus Upgrades

The Member for Cootamundra today announced twenty local showgrounds across the Cootamundra electorate will benefit from $1,779,153 in funding as part of the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

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27/05/20


$34,500 for Community Building Projects in Young

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $34,500 in grants for projects in Young from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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27/05/20


Community Groups Score With Sports Grants in Junee

Three community sports clubs in Junee are sharing in $16,297 from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants program.

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26/05/20


New Drought Emergency Funding for Central Tablelands

The NSW Government will provide new drought emergency funding of $94,500 to support water supply projects in communities in the Central Tablelands.

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25/05/20


Students In Cootamundra Electorate Return To School

Schools across the Cootamundra electorate are welcoming back their students as classes return to normal at NSW public schools.

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25/05/20


Soft Opening of Nixon Park Temora

After months of planning and construction the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially opened the upgrades to Nixon Park in Temora.

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25/05/20


Media Statement: Target Closures

I am deeply disappointed at the announcement from Wesfarmers that it will close up to 75 Target stores, including 50 Target Country stores around the country.

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25/05/20


Historic Wyangala Dam Project One Step Closer

The NSW Nationals in Government are one step closer to delivering the state’s first major dam projects in three decades after signing on partner company WaterSecure to oversee the projects.

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22/05/20


$32,905 for Community Projects in Weddin Shire

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $32,905 for projects in the Weddin Shire from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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21/05/20


Forestry Boost to Grow Local Industry

The forestry and timber industry in NSW will benefit from the rejuvenation of burnt-out forests thanks to $46 million to the Forestry Corporation NSW from the NSW State Government.

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21/05/20


Grenfell Go Karts on Track for Sunny Future

The Grenfell Go Kart Club is on track for a sunny future thanks to a grant from the NSW Government.

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19/05/20


Young & District Sports Association Nets NSW Government Grant

The Young & District Netball Association has scored a $4,500 boost from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants.

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19/05/20


Applications Open for $15,000 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced applications are now open for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships and encouraged all hard working apprentices to apply.

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18/05/20


Marrar’s Langtry Oval Upgrades Get Security Boost from NSW Government

The Marrar Langtry Oval upgrades have received an additional boost from the NSW Government to prevent vandalism.

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18/05/20


$14,648 for Community Building Partnership Projects in Coolamon Shire

The Member for Cootamundra today announced funding for projects in the Coolamon Shire from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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14/05/20


3,413 Families Access Creative Kids Vouchers in Cootamundra Electorate

Families in the Cootamundra electorate are taking up the NSW Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and staying connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions.

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12/05/20


Funding For Tresillian Helping Families Across Cootamundra Electorate

New parents in the Cootamundra electorate have welcomed increased access to support services thanks to the NSW Government.

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11/05/20


Stimulus Drives Safety Improvements at The Gap

Safety improvements on the Olympic Highway at The Gap will continue with an additional boost as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

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11/05/20


NSW Nationals Deliver $245 Million for Stage 1 of Historic Dam Projects

Regional communities across NSW will benefit from inceased water security thanks to $245 million from the NSW Nationals in Government to fast track critical water infrastructure projects in NSW.

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11/05/20


Transform Our Streets and Public Spaces for Social Distancing

Communities across the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to come up with ideas to transform local streets into shared public spaces as part of a new program from the NSW Government to increase places for people to safely walk, cycle or exercise.

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11/05/20


$310 Million Boost to Drought Assistance for Farmers and Communities

Local farmers and communities in the Cootamundra electorate will continue to receive vital drought assistance with the NSW Government providing a $310 million boost to the Emergency Drought Relief Package.

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11/05/20


Safety Improvements Continue to Rollout on Goldfields Way

The continuing upgrade of Goldfields Way is about to take another step forward with work starting next week near Old Junee.

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08/05/20


Cootamundra Electorate to benefit from $9m Justice Upgrade Stimulus Package

Cowra and Young are two of 63 regional areas to benefit from a $9 million investment in fast tracking the delivery of courthouse and corrections facility upgrades across regional NSW.

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08/05/20


Regional Development Australia Central West Business Leaders Breakfast

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined Regional Development Australia Central West CEO Sam Harma for a cuppa and a conversation on their Business Leaders Breakfast series.

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07/05/20


Local RFS Team Receive Commendation

The Member for Cootamundra has congratulated the South West Slopes Zone Senior Management Team in Harden today on receiving a NSW RFS Internal Bravery and Service Award.

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07/05/20


$26,978 for Community Building Partnership Projects in Harden-Murrumburrah

The Member for Cootamundra today announced funding for projects in Harden-Murrumburrah from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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07/05/20


$27,540 for Community Building Projects in Temora Shire

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $27,540 in grants for projects in Temora Shire from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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04/05/20


Memorials to get Funding Boost After Anzac Day

Communities across the Cootamundra Electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding grants of up to $10,000 to restore and protect war memorials.

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01/05/20


Regional NSW Steps Up to Provide Essential Supplies

Hundreds of businesses from regional areas including Junee and Barellan have answered the NSW Government’s call to fill gaps in the medical supply chain and help stabilise stocks of urgently needed equipment for the fight against COVID-19 and other vital goods.

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28/04/20


Construction Underway for TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre in West Wyalong

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced the start of construction of the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW West Wyalong Connected Learning Centre (CLC), with the facility expected to be operational mid next year.

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27/04/20


Anzac Day Commemorated Across the Cootamundra Electorate

The Member for Cootamundra has thanked the entire community for marking Anzac Day at home.

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21/04/20


Small Businesses in the Cootamundra Electorate Urged to Seek Advice Amid $14M Program Boost

Businesses doing it tough due to COVID-19 are encouraged to register for the NSW Government’s small business advisory program.

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20/04/20


NSW Nationals Provide an Additional $140 Million for Bushfire Affected Industries

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the NSW Nationals in Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package to support forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries impacted by the recent bushfires.

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17/04/20


Regulatory Changes to Take Pressure Off Ratepayers, Businesses and Councils

The NSW Government has today made a series of regulatory changes to ensure council resources continue to be focused on frontline COVID-19 response efforts and allow councils to provide financial relief to businesses and residents.

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16/04/20


National Awareness Day to Protect Children From Driveway Danger

Drivers are reminded to look out for young children in driveways as the Georgina Josephine Foundation launches the first annual National Low Speed Vehicle Run Over Prevention Awareness Day today.

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16/04/20


More Front Line Police Officers for the Cootamundra Electorate

The Member for Cootamundra has welcomed an increase in police across the electorate, with new Probationary Constables joining the region’s ranks.

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15/04/20


Communities Urged to Keep Distancing and Get Tested

The Member for Cootamundra has joined the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, the Member for Wagga Wagga and Riverina Police in thanking the community for adhering to social distancing measures.

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14/04/20


Funding to Help Bushfire-Hit Farmers Rebuild Boundary Fencing Bordering Public Lands

The NSW Government has committed $209 million to support landholders to rebuild essential boundary fences destroyed by recent bushfires in the region.

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08/04/20


Local Authorities Urge You to Stay Home This Easter

The Member for Cootamundra has joined Riverina Police District, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and the Member for Wagga Wagga in urging people not to travel this weekend.

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08/04/20


Free TAFE Courses to Support NSW During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Member for Cootamundra has welcomed the announcement of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses now available online to assist anyone across the State to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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07/04/20


Funding to Combat Isolation for Seniors

Seniors at risk of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of $600,000 in funding to keep our older community connected.

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03/04/20


Junee Business Swaps Distilling for Disinfectant in the Fight Against COVID-19

Junee Licorice and Chocolate has answered the NSW Government’s call and begun producing hand sanitiser to help meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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02/04/20


Thank You Health Workers

I want to express my sincere thanks to all health workers not only in my electorate, but across the State.

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01/04/20


COVID-19 Media Conference

The Member for Cootamundra has joined the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, the Riverina Police and the Member for Wagga Wagga to provide an update on the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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01/04/20


Appointments Made for Raising Wyangala Dam Wall

The Member for Cootamundra has welcomed the appointment of the key engineering and environmental advisors for raising the Wyangala Dam wall.

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27/03/20


COVID-19 Media Conference

The Member for Cootamundra has joined representatives from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Riverina Police and the Member for Wagga Wagga to update the media on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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25/03/20


Kurrajong Recycling Gets Grant for Upgrades

Kurrajong Waratah’s recycling facility in West Wyalong will be undergoing upgrades thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

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20/03/20


Bert Evans Scholarships Awarded to Three Bland Shire Apprentices

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated three first-year apprentices in Bland Shire on receiving the Bert Evans Scholarship.

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20/03/20


$777,945 Boost for Recreation Facilities in the Temora Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $777,945 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to upgrade family recreation facilities in the Temora Shire.

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20/03/20


Weddin Welcomes $766,618 in Funding for Community Projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $766,618 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for projects in the Weddin Shire.

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20/03/20


Fixing Country Roads Funding for Temora Shire

The Member for Cootamundra today announced $990,360 for the upgrade of Morangarell Road in the Temora Shire through the latest round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

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20/03/20


Grenfell School Students Gaining Skills in Entrepreneurship

Henry Lawson High School students are looking to the future, developing solutions for every day sustainability problems in the community.

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18/03/20


$808,992 boost for community projects across Cowra Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $808,992 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to upgrade parks, community hall facilities and give young people new skills and the opportunity to develop their own projects in the Cowra region.

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16/03/20


Funding Boost for Harden’s CWA branch

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited the Harden Country Women’s Association (CWA) branch to make a surprise announcement of $50,000 from the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Fund.

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13/03/20


NSW Government funding keeps country shows in the saddle

Drought and bushfires have not stopped country shows from going ahead in the Cootamundra Electorate with the NSW Government committing cash sponsorships for seven shows in the region that bring communities together and give business a boost.

News

13/03/20


Baggy Blues Go in to Bat for Rural Mental Health

The Member for Cootamundra performed the coin toss at the Baggy Blues T20 match in Cootamundra.

News

11/03/20


New sport and recreation facilities in Temora and Ariah Park

The Member for Cootamundra has opened new and upgraded recreation facilities in Temora and Ariah Park, made possible thanks to NSW Government funding.

GrantsNews

10/03/20


Hilltops gets $1,701,742 for community projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $1,701,742 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for projects across the Hilltops region.

GrantsNews

09/03/20


Cootamundra and Gundagai receive $1,548,054 for community projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $1,548,054 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to develop sporting facilities, give young people new skills and upgrade halls in the Cootamundra and Gundagai region.

News

09/03/20


Local Woman of the Year a champion of the Cowra community

The Member for Cootamundra has recognised the efforts of Kaye Chapman.

News

06/03/20


Planning changes for bushfire affected communities

Small businesses in the Cootamundra Electorate will be able to operate from portable offices without council approval, under the latest bushfire recovery initiative from the NSW Government.

GrantsNews

03/03/20


Junee shire receives $774,544 for community projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $774,544 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3, to roll out new community and youth programs, upgrade local halls and develop sporting facilities across the Junee Shire.

GrantsNews

28/02/20


Narrandera Shire receives $756,626 for community projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $756,626 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to develop sporting facilities, give young people new skills and upgrade halls across the Narrandera Shire.

GrantsNews

28/02/20


Coolamon Shire receives $768,762 for community projects

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP today announced $768,762 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to roll out new community and youth programs, restore heritage signage, upgrade local halls and develop sporting facilities across the Coolamon Shire.

Uncategorized

28/02/20


Funding available for events in the Cootamundra Electorate

Events across the Cootamundra Electorate can now apply for $1 million worth of grants to deliver events that attract visitors and provide an …Learn More

News

25/02/20


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Referred to Boundaries Commission

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the Minister for Local Government’s decision to formally refer the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council to the Local Government Boundaries Commission for assessment.

Grants

21/02/20


Grenfell’s World War II Memorial to be upgraded

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced a $2,000 grant has been awarded to the Grenfell Shire Council as part of the Community War Memorials Fund.

News

21/02/20


Grenfell greets new nursing graduate

The Member for Cootamundra today met the newest addition to Grenfell Hospital’s nursing staff; Registered Nurse Tran-Nhi Huynh.

GrantsNews

20/02/20


Weddin Welcomes Boost to Early Childhood Education

More children across the Cootamundra Electorate will have access to a quality early childhood education, with the NSW Government today announcing a $10,000 investment in attendance-encouraging initiatives.

GrantsNews

20/02/20


Gundagai High School and Beckom Public School get Sustainable Schools Grants

Two schools in the Cootamundra Electorate will soon be starting innovative projects focused on sustainability thanks to a new grants program from the …Learn More

GrantsNews

20/02/20


Early Childhood Education gets a Boost in Bland

More children across the Cootamundra Electorate will have access to a quality early childhood education, with the NSW Government today announcing a $10,000 investment in attendance-encouraging initiatives.

News

20/02/20


New teacher housing for West Wyalong

The NSW Government today announced it is taking steps to address the key worker accommodation shortage in West Wyalong, acquiring three new homes for teachers.

GrantsNews

19/02/20


2020 NAIDOC Grants Open

NAIDOC community grants opened this week to support events that celebrate Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

News

18/02/20


Construction starts on Cootamundra’s new Ambulance Station

Construction has officially commenced on the new Cootamundra Ambulance Station with a sod turning ceremony.

GrantsNews

18/02/20


Upgrade for Cootamundra Hospital Palliative Care Unit

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced a $170,000 grant from the NSW Government to refurbish the Cootamundra Hospital Palliative Care Unit, helping to make patients, families and carers more comfortable.

GrantsNews

17/02/20


Cranfield Oval upgrade open for business

The Young ‘Yabbies’ have a revamped home with new change rooms, seating and netting to be unveiled today at Cranfield Oval.

News

14/02/20


Cootamundra contributes as Return and Earn reaches three billion containers

Return and Earn has now soared past 3 billion containers returned state-wide just a month after the second anniversary of the recycling initiative.

GrantsNews

14/02/20


Grant for Eurongilly’s historic war memorial

Eurongilly’s war memorial will undergo restoration work thanks to a grant from the NSW Government.

GrantsNews

14/02/20


Road safety on the map for the Cootamundra Electorate

More than $3.1 million will soon be making roads safer around the Cootamundra Electorate thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

NewsSpeeches

05/02/20


Condolence Motion – NSW Bushfires

Mr Speaker, I’d like to join my colleagues from both sides of the house in expressing my condolences to the families and friends of the 25 victims of the bushfires which continue to burn around the State, and thank the Premier for moving this Condolence Motion.