Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced more than $1.5 million in funding to give projects in Coolamon Shire a boost through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The $1,540,958 announced today will fund seven projects, plus an additional part-funding grant, secured through Coolamon Shire Council.

“Ganmain have waited a long time for these upgrades, so I’m thrilled to be here today to announce over $300,000 in upgrades to their facilities as part of a wider $1.5 million funding package for this shire alone,” Ms Cooke said.

“The sporting grounds, museums, parks and reserves of this shire all have something to celebrate today and I’m very proud this announcement is able to touch so many different groups within the gorgeous community of Coolamon Shire.

“It really is a special part of my electorate, I love this community, and my warmest thanks go to your fantastic Council and every single hardworking volunteer here today who has contributed to this success story.”

The full list of projects is:

  • $303,483 for Ganmain Sportsground Multipurpose Facilities upgrade
  • $275,000 for Marrar Langtry Oval amenities upgrade
  • $237,260 for Healthy Communities Bike and Walking Trail Project
  • $210,000 for the Advance Ardlethan Museum Project
  • $177,132 for upgrade to useability of Kindra Park Sporting Precinct
  • $165,000 for Coolamon Sport & Recreation Club bowling green refurbishment
  • $113,682 for Ardlethan Recreation Reserve facility upgrade
  • $59,401 for upgrade to Marrar Memorial Hall and Up-To-Date Store Cultural Learning Precinct

Mayor of Coolamon Shire John Seymour said the future of Coolamon Shire depends on this kind of support.

“It is vital to secure this sort of funding for our community,” Cr Seymour said.

“Giving clubs and groups the opportunity to upgrade infrastructure ensures longevity for our Shire. A great thank you to Steph Cooke for continuing to work for the Coolamon Shire community and congratulations to all of the successful applicants.”

The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses.

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