Temora Shire Council has secured $239,651 in funding through the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the funding will support Council to deliver a range of local events, which will see the community come together and reconnect.
“The planned events are a terrific opportunity to promote greater social cohesion as well as provide an economic boost locally following the COVID-19 lockdowns,” Ms Cooke said.
Temora Shire Mayor Cr Rick Firman said they are delighted to be showcasing a diverse range of events for everyone in the region to enjoy.
“The community will look forward to sporting days, art exhibitions, community fairs, art workshops. You name it, it will be on in Temora,” Cr Firman said.
There will be a total of eight events on offer by local community groups, with the first, T-Light at Lake Centenary, to be held on Saturday August 27th, 2022.
Temora Shire Council will be running a further 11 events later in the year, with more information to be made available at https://temora.com.au/events
The $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program is part of the $200 million Regional Recovery Package, designed to support economic and social recovery across regional NSW that will create new jobs and support community events, shows and festivals to boost tourism.
For further information on the NSW Government Community Events go to: Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program | NSW Government
People in the Cootamundra electorate can celebrate their community and reconnect with neighbours and friends at local markets, carnivals, festivals and fairs, thanks to the NSW Government’s new $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said with regional residents getting out and about again after the challenges of drought, fire, COVID and floods, the funding will help local communities reconnect once more.
“This program will support eligible regional Local Government Areas to host activities and support the events, hospitality and tourism sectors as increasing numbers of visitors return to regional NSW,” Ms Cooke said.
“The past two years have been difficult for our small communities with people disconnected from family and friends, which is why the NSW Government is backing local events that bring local communities together again.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the funding will help regional councils stage events that bring communities together, while also supporting local job creation and injecting cash into local economies.
“The NSW Government is backing events that will help to reinvigorate communities and contribute to a sense of improved wellbeing and connectedness in 2022 and beyond,” said Mr Toole.
“People are getting out again and we want to see communities thriving and businesses benefitting from more local activities, events and opportunities in the regions.”
The $25 million Community Events Program is part of the $200 million Regional Recovery Package, designed to support economic and social recovery across regional NSW by creating new jobs and supporting community events, shows and festivals to boost tourism.
Applications open Thursday 7 April 2022 for events held over the next 12 months.
For eligibility criteria and program guidelines, go to: http://www.nsw.gov.au/communityevents