The Cootamundra electorate has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of 23 projects through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including the Young Guide Hall, which received $13,000 under an application from the NSW Girl Guides Association.
“This grassroots funding will directly help create more vibrant communities with positive social and recreational outcomes,” Ms Cooke said.
“The Girl Guides is an important organisation in our community which allows girls and young women to discover their potential as leaders, so I am pleased the facility will continue to meet their needs.”
Young Girl Guide Leader Pauline Davidson said the group is very grateful to have received the grant.
“All the guttering and pipes are a part of the original building which was built in 1978 so we are over the moon to replace all of that,” Ms Davidson said.
The successful projects in the Cootamundra electorate for the 2021 round are:
- $11,000 for the Barmedman Development Association Inc – Shop front roof repairs and replacement.
- $19,336 for the Trustee For Bribbaree Recreation Ground Trust – Synthetic cricket pitch installation.
- $6,040 for the Cootamundra Strikers Soccer Club Inc – Training field upgrades at O’Connor Park.
- $13,000 for the Girl Guides Association (NSW) – Ceiling and guttering replacements at the Young Guide Hall.
- $11,900 for the Ardlethan Tennis Club – Repairs to court surface, fencing and paving.
- $13,436 for the Rotary Club of Murrumburrah Harden – Community garden development.
- $19,000 for the Koorawatha Progress Association – Restoration of the Koorawatha Regional Rooms including brickwork, entrance and footings.
- $9,800 for Kurrajong Waratah – Upgrades to laundry equipment including purchase of new dryer.
- $28,665 for the Girl Guides Association (NSW) – Roof, ceiling and guttering repairs and replacement at the Cootamundra Guide Hall.
- $30,000 for the Harden District Bowling Club – Upgrades to bowling green.
- $44,352 for the Temora Senior Cricket Association – Field maintenance upgrades including purchase of new wicket roller.
- $25,000 for the Gundagai Historical Museum Inc – Upgrades to building accessibility features including ramps.
- $15,188 for the Country Women’s Association of NSW – Window replacements for Woodstock CWA.
- $7,103 for the Young Historical Society Inc – Establishment of research and library area at the Lambing Flat Folk Museum.
- $9,490 for the Cootamundra Strikers Soccer Club Inc – Purchase new field maintenance equipment including a lawn mower.
- $25,500 for the The Veteran Vintage and Classic Vehicles Club Grenfell Inc – Clubhouse renovations including painting.
- $13,000 for Bethungra On The Up – Upgrades to ceiling, kitchen and electrical and hot water systems at the Bethungra Community Meeting Shed.
- $8,200 for the Weethalle Country Club Ltd – Purchase of new lawn mower.
- $5,100 for the Sporting Shooters Association Of Australia (NSW) Inc – Purchase of electronic attendance recording system for West Wyalong range.
- $23,000 for Regional Heritage Transport Association Junee Inc – Repairs to historic Roundhouse Museum including interior painting.
- $6,200 for the Sporting Shooters Association Of Australia (NSW) Inc – Purchase of mower for Grenfell range.
- $19,690 for the Lachlan Valley Railway Society Co Op Ltd – Entrance extension at the Cowra Railway Heritage Centre.
- $36,000 for the Ganmain Historical Society – Flooring replacement.
Ms Cooke said it was fantastic news for the communities in the Cootamundra electorate.
“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
In 2022, there is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications for the 2022 Program open in early 2022.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp