Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke announced that Temora will benefit from $128,274 in funding as part of Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

The Temora Ambulance Museum, The Temora Rural Art Centre and the Young Regional School of Music – Temora Performance Space join 60 recipients sharing in over $6 million delivered across the state to support the development of new and upgraded cultural infrastructure and equipment for museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries and Aboriginal Keeping Places.

Local recipients of the funding include:

  • $71,178 to the Temora Ambulance Museum to develop their masterplan to facilitate construction of Stage 3 of their development.
  • $19,083 to the Temora Rural Art Centre to purchase essential equipment to support the delivery of quality learning experiences in the new centre.
  • $38,013 to the Young Regional School of Music to purchase a Grand Piano and upgrade the audio-visual equipment in the Temora Performance Space

Ms Cooke said that Temora welcomed the NSW Government’s investment to support quality arts venues for the community will boost tourism and the local economy.

“I am delighted the NSW Government is investing in upgrading and developing our arts and cultural facilities in Temora,” Ms Cooke Said.

“This funding will deliver improved facilities for local arts and cultural organisations and help us provide better cultural experiences for our local audiences to enjoy,”

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding for Temora would mean everyone across the state would have access to quality cultural infrastructure, no matter where they were from.

“This investment will ensure that no matter where people live across NSW, they will be able to see, make and participate in exciting arts and cultural experiences in state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose creative spaces.”

“Every region in NSW is getting their fair share of arts and cultural expenditure.”

A full list of recipients funded through the Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects will be available on the Create NSW website at

This funding is part of the NSW Government’s $60 million Creative Capital program to address the demand for cultural infrastructure, support the creative economy and improve access for local communities to quality arts venues.