Wins List

2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Wins

    • Round 1 of the Innovation Fund Program included funding for
    • $150,000 for the Narrandera Shire Council to fund an energy efficiency scheme to replace all council buildings and streetlights with LED lighting
    • $40,000 for the Narrandera Shire Council (in partnership with Leeton Shire Council) to focus on enhancing shared services and joint service delivery across the two councils.
    • More than $80,000 for the Temora Shire Council to fund a complete overhaul of the council’s computer software.
    • $400,000 for the Weddin Shire Council (in partnership with Forbes Shire Council, Lachlan Shire Council and Parkes Shire Council) to establish two new programs that are focused on shared services and collaboration, including a fitness campaign.
    • Infrastructure projects and services funded in the 2016-17 Budget include
      • $1.6 million for work in progress for the Bethungra Dam Stabilisation
      • $7.1 million for the continued construction of new facilities at Young TAFE
      • $1.61 million for social housing upgrades across the electorate
      • $14.8 million for rail and branch line upgrades
      • $10.9 million for rail line maintenance
      • Over $2 million for community transport services
      • $41 million for roads, including $9 million for the continued realignment of the Newell Highway near Grong Grong, $4.5million for the upgrade of the West Wyalong heavy vehicle bypass and $3.2million for pavement upgrade on Barmedman Road, State Black Spot Funding and general paving maintenance
      • $14.1 million to continue work on the $70 million upgrade to Gocup Road between Gundagai and Tumut
      • $2 million for the Central West including Cowra for the new Youth on Track Early Intervention program being delivered by United Care over three years
      • Funding for ambulance station upgrades at Ardlethan, Coolamon and Harden, part of a $14.6 million allocation in 2016-17 for Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration
    • Round 2 of the Fixing Country Roads funding has been awarded to nine projects
      • Ardlethan Grain Hub Connectivity project has received $666,300
      • Gundagai Road/Cowcumbla Street, Cootamundra reconstruction has received $720,000
      • Narrandera Shire Council has received $160,400 for bridges assessment
      • Narrandera and Bland Shire Councils have received $1,156,900 for the Kolkilbertoo Road
      • Tara-Betric Road Bridge, Temora, replacement has received $1,450,000
      • $263,000 has been received for the structural assessment of bridge infrastructure on Young and Boorowa Shire Regional and Local Road Network
      • Young Shire Council has received $385,800 to widen McHenrys Creek Bridge on Henry Lawson Way
      • REROC Regional Bridge Assessments’ Project (which includes Gundagai Council and Junee Shire Council) has received $208,200
      • Weddin Shire Council (in partnership with Forbes Shire Council) has received $2,800,000 for the Newell Highway to Wirrinya Heavy Route upgrade
    • $135,440 funding from the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme’s Energise Enterprise Fund for
      • $25,000 for the Narrandera Shire Economic Development Strategy
      • $25,000 to Weddin Shire Council for the Economic Development Strategic Plan
      • $22,000 for Improving Selling Skills across the Riverina region
      • $16,400 to the Bland Shire Council for Regional Remote Transformative Innovative Resilient and Sustainable Retail Skills Capability Building Project in the Murray Darling Basin
      • $25,000 to the Narrandera Shire Council for their Get Local Project
      • $22,000 to the Cowra Shire Council for the Cowra Digital Capability Building Program
    • A new Service NSW one-stop shop was officially opened in Young in June 2016
    • $160,000 Audio Visual Link (AVL) technology upgrade at Young Court
    • 4 local community events received funding to celebrate NAIDOC week 2016
      • Cootamundra Creative Arts Inc receiving $1,000 to conduct an open day for the whole community showcasing local Aboriginal culture
      • Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre Inc receiving $1,000 for a community expo with a smoking and flag raising ceremony
      • West Wyalong Local Aboriginal Land Council granted $500 for Returning to Country
      • Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation received $1,000 for a celebration of Aboriginal Culture in all forms of art, dance, food and stories
    • $34,000 of funds provided to the West Wyalong Men’s Shed to help upgrade facilities
    • Funding of almost $1 million for Cowra businesses Botanica and Mulyan to help strengthen and diversify local economy
    • $19,500 funding for Cowra Gun Club as part of the 2015-16 Safe Shooting Program
    • Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre in Cowra received $6,000 to grow and promote Aboriginal art and culture in the region
    • $30,000 granted for Before and After School Care in Murrumburrah as part of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program
    • Dananbilla Nature Reserve near Murringo received a $96,350 Restoration and Rehabilitation grant
    • $15 million for vital community projects across Hilltops Council
    • $1.1 million upgrade completed on a section of the Mid Western Highway, west of Cowra
    • Funding for the 2015-16 Local Sport Grant Programs was awarded to
      • $7,700 to Quandialla Bowling Club to install an irrigation system, water pump and an electronic timer
      • $3,000 to Grenfell Country Club to upgrade lighting on tennis courts
      • $2,000 to Woodstock Swimming Pool to replace and upgrade filters and automatic chlorinators
      • $700 to the Young Rugby League Football Club to host the Young League Tag Carnival
      • $6,000 to Cootamundra Country Club to purchase a new mower
      • $3,000 to Young Croquet Club for the installation of retractable shades
      • $5,500 to Temora Junior Australian Football Association to upgrade shower facilities at Nixon Park
      • $1,000 to Cowra Croquet Club to purchase balls, clips and hoops
      • $3,500 to Marrar Australian Football and Netball Club to purchase and install and electronic score board
      • $5,000 to Zone 12 Pony Club to conduct a training camp near Illabo
      • $2,500 to Harden Murrumburrah Rugby League Football Club to purchase goal post pads, weights, equipment and uniforms
      • $2,380 to Gundagai District Services Club to purchase junior bowling balls and coaching equipment
      • $5,000 to West Wyalong Amateur Swim Club to upgrade the timing system
    • $290,000 of work completed on Lachlan Valley Way about 10 kilometres south of Cowra to strengthen and repair a 1.4 kilometre section of the road
    • The Container Deposit Scheme will commence from July 2017
    • The Cowra Arts and Craft Society received $7,672 to replace damaged flooring and purchase a laptop
    • $21,000 grant for the Cowra Community Cinema to purchase a new digital projector
    • $1.45 million project to improve safety on the Olympic Highway at Young started in April 2016
    • $282,055 for new walking and cycling networks awarded in the electorate which include
      • Cowra Shire Council, $26,737 towards the construction of a shared user path along Railway Street
      • Coolamon Shire Council, $15,068 towards the construction of a shared user path along Methul Street
      • Harden Shire Council, $34,000 towards the construction of a cycleway along Harden Street
      • Young Shire Council, $10,000 towards the construction of a pedestrian refuge at Lovell Street
      • Narrandera Shire Council, $55,000 towards the construction of a pedestrian refuge at Douglas Street and East Street intersection
    • $1.6 million for works to commence in April 2016 on the next stage of the West Wyalong heavy vehicle alternative route along Showground Road.
    • Narrandera RFS received $40,000 and Temora RFS received $75,000 for new aerial firefighting supply tanks as part of the joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Resilience Program
    • Two Local Landcare Coordinators appointed to LachLandcare under Landcare Initiative
    • Under the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF)
      • Rotoract Park Playground in Young will receive a $50,000 make-over to create a functional and attractive open space for the community
      • Temora will receive $40,000 for the construction and landscaping of the Trungley Road footpath to provide safe pedestrian access
    • A scholarship of up to $10,000 was awarded to Miss Natalie Clarke from Cowra to assist with upgrading her early childhood qualifications as part of the Rural and Remote Education Blueprint for Action
    • $1.6 million allocated for safety improvement work on Goldfields Way at Old Junee to start in March 2016
    • Ten new nurses commenced work at hospitals across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District in March 2016
    • Sacred Heart Central School, Cootamundra received a $627,763 grant for the refurbishment of general learning areas
    • Temora Shire Council, Young Seniors Week Committee 2016, Junee Shire Council and Cootamundra Shire Council received 2016 Seniors Festival grants.
    • $2 million upgrade of Goldfields Way, near West Wyalong was completed in February 2016
    • Work underway to eliminate up to 795 mobile phone black spots across NSW, including a new tower at Darby’s Falls near Cowra
    • Under the Intervention Support Program (ISP) a total of $76,100 funding assistance was received for
      • Annette’s Place in Young and Grenfell Preschool and Long Day Care Centre both received $5,165 in funding for a program to integrate young children with disabilities into mainstream early childhood settings
      • Cowra Special Needs Services received $38,911 and Lambing Flat Enterprises Limited received $26,859 in funding for home, centred based or itinerant early intervention programs to support young children with disabilities
    • $1.5 million upgrade on Compton Road at West Wyalong to widen and improved a section of the road started in February 2016
    • 91 new nurses and midwives will commence work in the Western NSW Local Health District in 2016
    • 76 new nurses and midwives will commence work in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District in 2016
    • Installation of school zone flashing lights across the Cootamundra Electorate at every eligible school
    • Over the 2016 summer break, 14 schools in the Electorate benefitting from minor works and/or maintenance included
      • Cootamundra Public School
      • Illabo Public School
      • Junee North Public School
      • Marrar Public School
      • Nangus Public School
      • Naradhan Public School
      • Temora Public School
      • Ungarie Central School
      • Weethalle Public School
      • Cowra Public School
      • Gooloogong Public School
      • Holman Place School
      • Mulyan Public School
      • Quandialla Public School
    • $5,000 grant awarded to Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre to help reduce food waste
    • Ungarie Museum was awarded $600 as part of the NSW Government’s funding program to improve and expand collections and facilities at small community-based museums
    • $20,000 awarded to Cootamundra Creative Arts for the installation of climate control and lighting systems as well as the extension of storage space at the Cootamundra Arts Centre
    • $80,000 awarded to Morundah Art Centre for the addition of a green room, stage lighting and assistance with the fitout of a new permanent 350 seat theatre at the Centre
    • $938,049.74 extension in funding until mid-2017 for targeted earlier intervention and intensive programs to support vulnerable families
    • $20,000 granted for Before and After School Care at Coolamon Central School as part of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program
    • $1.1 million project to resurface a 1.6 kilometre section of the Mid Western Highway at Chiverton, near Cowra to start January 2016 and be completed in March 2016
    • $9,000 funding secured to enable the establishment of a permanent driver reviver building in Cowra. RMS have already contributed $10,000 to the project and the local community has raised $11,000 to support the initiative
    • Gobarralong Bridge opens ahead of schedule in November 2015. The NSW Government contributed $1.046 million towards the $2.59 million project
    • $20,000 funding was awarded to Cowra Regional Art Gallery through the Arts and Cultural Development Program
    • $35,000 funding awarded to Gundagai Shire Council for the project the “Year Our Voices Broke Out – GYC Youth Radio”
    • $125,000 in funding secured by the Narrandera Leeton Airport to support vital infrastructure upgrades
    • $10,000 funding was awarded to each event under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program
      • Barellan Working Clydesdales & Heavy Horses “Good Old Days” Weekend
      • Lambing Flat Chinese Festival, Young
      • Taste Riverina Festival, including Junee and Ariah Park
    • Improvements to fire stations and new vehicles for RFS will be delivered as part of the Cootamundra electorate’s share of $9.2 million in bushfire protection
    • $3,500 Eco Schools Program grant awarded to St Mary’s Primary School, Young to help instil environmental awareness and appreciation in children
    • Cootamundra Turf Club Inc, Cowra Jockey Club, Gundagai-Adelong Racing Club and Narrandera Racing Club to receive a boost in prize money. Every TAB race at these Clubs will have the minimum prize money offered per race increased by $5,000 to $20,000 from July 2016
    • Community preschools across the state set to receive an extra $38 million over the next four years from 2016 on top of the $45.5m package in additional funding to increase the number of children attending preschool in the year before school
    • 2015 Community Building Partnership (CBP) funding was awarded to 17 organisations
      • $15,000 to Narrandera Shire for Sportsground grandstand repairs and refurbishment
      • $5,000 to Young Historical for the installation of smoke detectors at the Lambing Flats Folk Museum
      • $10,500 to Young to upgrade amenities, improve access, sustainability and inclusion
      • $15,000 to Temora Junior Football and Netball to purchase aluminium grandstand seating for the netball courts, and to construct a concrete slab to place the grandstand on
      • $4,500 to Barellan and District Community for a renewable energy upgrade of Barellan Hall
      • $5,000 to the Barmedman Development Association Inc to install air conditioning in the Arts & Craft shop
      • $15,000 to Cowra Special Needs Services Inc to help build a stronger future for disability services in Cowra
      • $15,000 to Gundagai Historic Bridges Inc to enable the upgrade of the amenities at Gundagai Railway Station
      • $25,000 to Gooloogong Log Cabin Inc for a new roof and drainage infrastructure on the Log Cabin
      • $10,000 to Merriganowry Progress Association Inc to upgrade the Merriganowry Hall
      • $15,000 to Cowra Women’s Netball Association Inc to provide lighting on the multifunction court
      • $15,000 to Cootamundra Turf Club Inc for the refurbishment of the Racecourse Grandstand
      • $10,000 to the Trustee for the Dirnaseer Public Hall Trust for the refurbishment of the supper room
      • $10,000 to the Coolamon Touch Football Association Inc to build toilets and change room facilities
      • $10,000 to the Western Riverina Family Day Care Scheme Inc to build a yard shelter at the Community Health Centre in Barellan
      • $10,000 for the Grong Grong Progress Association to upgrade the hall kitchen
      • $10,000 for Ariah Park Community Projects Inc to provide solar power to the Ariah Park Community Cafe
    • From February 2016 not-for-profit accommodation subsidies for eligible patients will increase from $65 a night for single rooms and $85 a night for double rooms for stays longer than eight nights or more per financial year
    • In September 2015 the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) subsidies for patients accessing for-profit commercial accommodation increased
    • $2,304,358 to be invested to tackle weeds across the Riverina, Central West and Central Tablelands Local Land Services, as part of the NSW Weeds Action Program
    • $70,290 funding boost to Long Day Care Centres
      • $14,520 to Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Cowra
      • $9,570 to A Dragons Tale Early Education Centre, Temora
      • $8,910 to Bright Horizons Australia Childcare, Narrandera
      • $3,960 to Coolamon Early Childhood Centre
      • $4,620 to Goodstart Early Learning Junee
      • $8,580 to Goodstart Early Learning Young
      • $4,620 to Gumnut Child Care Centre, Gundagai
      • $6,930 to Little Wattle Park Street Preschool & Childcare Centre, Cootamundra
      • $8,580 to Premier Early Learning Centre, Cootamundra
    • $2 million upgrade of Goldfields Way, about 57 kilometres north of Temora to be completed in December 2015
    • Harden SES building extension officially opened in October 2015. $110,000 funding allocation for Harden SES unit was provided to build the extension
    • $102,000 rehabilitation vehicle for the Harden Fire Station
    • $210,000 upgrade to the Cowra Court t improving disability access and fire safety standards to be completed November 2015
    • In 2016, local public schools in the Cootamundra Electorate will receive $13,257,066 of funding, an increase of $1,605,211 on 2015
      • $344,874 to Coolamon Central
      • $891,353 to Cowra High School
      • $414,409 to Gundagai High School
      • $274,645 to Junee Public School
      • $439,339 to Temora High School
      • $361,531 to West Wyalong High School
      • $767,659 to Young High School
    • Completion of $2.5 million upgrade to the Ardlethan grain rail siding in October 2015
    • $11.7 million committed, as part of the $70 million project for the next stage of the road work on Gocup Road
    • $70,000 arts funding injection in 2016 for The Cad Factory, near Narrandera
    • $20,000 arts funding injection in 2016 for Cowra Regional Gallery
    • $100,000 committed to review a section of the Lachlan Valley Way to identify potential improvements for the safety of motorists. This is in addition to recently completed works of $800,000 near the Castlesteads property and $1 million south of the Woolpack Road intersection
    • $13,045 shade grant funding to Coolamon Shire Council for enhancing shade at the Coolamon Memorial Swimming Pool
    • $17,522 shade grant funding to Coolamon Touch Football Association to install a shade structure at Jim Thompson Sporting Fields
    • Temora medical imaging service secures $50,000 for power transformer upgrade
    • $75,000 to both Gundagai and Junee Rugby League Football Clubs for upgrades
    • A new Service NSW one-stop shop was officially opened in Cowra in September 2015
    • $600,000 water treatment plant to be completed by November 2015 for Burrinjuck Waters holiday park at Yass
    • $35,000 from Production Finance Fund for “Servant or Slave” documentary
    • From 2016 students in the Electorate will pay no more than $1,000 for government supported traineeships
    • $1.2 million of Stage Two work for West Wyalong heavy vehicle bypass commenced September 2015
    • $10 million investment across NSW for students to learn new skills to deliver NDIS jobs
    • Biosecurity Bill 2015 passes to protect primary industries
    • Bland and Cowra Shire Councils receive Responsible Pet Ownership Grants of $3,500 and $13,000 respectively
    • $399,450 Bin Trim grant awarded to Queanbeyan Enterprise Centre who serves shires including Harden and Young
    • Funding received in the MLHD for specialist prostate cancer care coordinator
    • Eight preschools receive $7,000 each to improve access to preschool
      • Bland Pre-School
      • Grenfell Pre-School
      • Pied Piper Pre-School
      • Ariah Park Pre-School
      • Ardlethan Pre-School
      • Temora Pre-School
      • Weddin Mobile Preschool Service
      • Cowra Early Childhood Services – Mobile Preschool
    • Narrandera Showground Industrial Hall receives heritage listing
    • $2,100 to Grenfell Historical Society towards the publication of Historic Homes of the Weddin Shire
    • $1 million grant to protect frogs, fish, flora and fresh flowing water across 8 project sites including the Cootamundra Electorate
    • $20,000 Clean Up and Prevention grant to REROC to tackle illegal dumping
    • Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2015 and State Insurance and Care Governance Bill 2015 passed
    • Improved 10/50 Scheme
    • Coolamon artist Jordan Bos awarded a $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship
    • Two new drug testing vehicles for Western NSW worth a combined total of $450,000
    • $138,000 to improve public reserves including
      • Coolac Public Hall $9,500
      • Cowra Prisoner of War Camp site $31,350
      • Bland Recreation Reserve $25,346
      • Bribbaree Showground $28,924
      • Gundagai Council Crown Reserves Trust $18,800
    • Western NSW to receive $9.8 million in 2015-2016 for specialist homeless services
    • $1,900 for Weethalle Whistle Stop Arts and Crafts Museum for interpretive signage for machinery collection
    • 26 schools benefit from the Quality Teaching, Successful Students package
    • A further $1.2 million provided to Young Shire Council for Sewerage Scheme
    • New state-of-the-art helmets for Fire Station firefighters
    • NSW Government successful in three more Petroleum Exploration Licences (PELs) buy-backs
    • $15,000 for Ariah Park Community Projects committee towards wheat lumper statue
    • $7,920 to Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Society for memorial
    • $15,000 for Ariah Park War Memorial Hall
    • $1 million for NSW to support job pathway opportunities for Aboriginal students
    • $15,000 invested to support fish hatchery trainees
    • Recreational fishing trust funding of over $0.5 million to benefit electorate
    • Record boost to energy rebates to assist vulnerable customers in 2015-16 budget
    • Planning application fees slashed by 50 per cent for Western NSW rural industries for State Significant Development
    • $1.3 million Byrnes Road in Harefield project officially opened in June 2015
    • $2.7 million Kendal Street rebuilding work completed ahead of schedule
    • $20,000 to extend the trial of a bus service linking Young to Wagga Wagga
    • Legislation to extend the successful Jobs Action Plan until 2019 passed in Parliament
    • Business depreciation assistance to farmers starts May 2015
    • Seniors Card holders to access discounted energy plans from AGL Energy
    • $19,000 for Cowra Gun Club from the 2014-15 Safe Shooting Program
    • The new Tarengo Bridge, near Boorowa officially opened in May 2015
    • Electorate recipients of the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diverisification Programme include
      • The Coolamon Cheese Company
      • Agri Australis
      • Pro Ten
    • $1.5million commitment for a new ambulance station at Coolamon and a retention and potential expansion of current services at Ardlethan
    • Murrumbidgee Local Health District has improved its performance in both elective surgery and emergency care since Labor was in office (source: Bureau of Health Information Oct-Dec 2014 quarterly report)
    • Western NSW Local Health District has improved its performance in both elective surgery and emergency care since Labor was in office (source: Bureau of Health Information Oct-Dec 2014 quarterly report)
    • Improvements to local public transport infrastructure including $25,180 for a Cowra bus shelter upgrade, $40,000 upgrade of combined toilet block and bus shelter at Grong Grong
    • $32,000 to assist Forestry Corporation in mitigating bushfire risk through maintenance of the Darbalara Kangaroo Mountain Fire Tower
    • $18,250 to assist National Parks in mitigating bushfire risk through maintenance of Wyalong State Forest 01 and 02 and Hiawatha State Forest 01 and 02 fire trails
    • More than $1million worth of improvements to courthouses in Cowra, Gundagai, Temora and Young to begin in April 2015 and be completed in June 2015
    • Funding for 21 projects in the region to be delivered in partnership with local councils from July totalling $475,450 for cycling and walking infrastructure
    • $844,000 state grant to help Temora Shire Council build Grogan Bridge
    • Riverina Regional Tourism Organisation will receive $171,500 from the Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) to continue to reinforce the Riverina region as a must-visit food and wine destination
    • $165,000 for Narrandera Shire Council to receive though the Water Security for Regions program for urgent work to replace its #1 water supply intake bore
    • 65 new nurses and midwives to commence life-saving work at Western NSW Local Health District in 2015
    • 55 new nurses and midwives to commence life-saving work at Murrumbidgee Local Health District in 2015
    • $84,000 for the revitalisation of Gundagai Library
    • $5,000 for Bunyip Preschool, Harden to purchase educational resources and infrastructure improvements
    • $4,000 to Harden Uniting Church for concrete paths
    • $10,000 to Harden Shire Council for the Jugiong Recreation Ground development
    • $1.112million to upgrade the Milvale Road, Young to start in 2015
    • $535,000 for work on Burrangong Creek Bridge, Young to start in 2015
    • $350,000 to Harden Shire Council for rehabilitation of Cunningar Road, Harden
    • $70million invested over the next five years – starting with $8.6million before the end of the 2015 financial year – to complete the full upgrade of Gocup Road
    • $350,000 funding to upgrade Suttons Lane, Cootamundra
    • Enrolment of six local students to the State’s new virtual high school, Aurora College in 2015
    • $1,046,000 for replacement of Gobarralong Bridge, Gundagai
    • $16.4million NSW Government funded replacement of Holman Bridge north of Gooloogong opened on 18th February 2015, three months ahead of schedule
    • $1.5million in 2015 to maintaining the Barton Highway south of Yass
    • Local Cowra district projects to receive funding from the 2014 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program includes:
      • $7,742 to Cowra UHA for establishment of bariatric toilet
      • $21,000 to Cowra Council Youth Group for their Cowra Community Cinema Digital Projection upgrade
      • $25,000 to Cowra Show Society for kitchen restoration at Cowra Showground pavilion
      • $4,500 to Cowra Art Group to renew tables and chairs in the meeting rooms
      • $2,798 to Cowra Early Childcare Services for their out of school hours children kitchen to garden project
      • $6,290 to CWA Woodstock Branch to install air-conditioning and replace 85 year old chairs in CWA rooms
    • Local firefighters to receive hi-tech helmets with the roll-out of the new helmets to commence in March 2015
    • $5,000 responsible pet ownership grant to Narrandera Shire Council
    • $15,000 responsible pet ownership grant to Cootamundra Shire Council
    • $193,600 for North Gundagai Travelling Stock Route’s walking/cycling/horse riding track as part of Public Reserves Management Fund Program
    • $2,392 for Gundagai River Caravan Park to install lighting and replace damaged paving as part of Public Reserves Management Fund Program
    • Local Gundagai projects to receive funding from the 2014 Community Building Partnership (CBP) Program include:
    • $17,500 to the 1st Gundagai Scout Group for the upgrade of amenities and kitchen facilities
    • $18,338 to Gundagai Racecourse & Showground Trust for solar panels to reduce their electricity bills
    • $12,000 to Gundagai Historical Museum Inc to improve disabled access to the premises
    • Ardlethan Central School to receive funding to upgrade its science laboratory
    • Barellan Central School to receive funding to upgrade its canteen
    • 2015 Seniors Week Celebrations grants awarded are $800 for Seniors Week Committee in Young; $850 for Cootamundra Seniors Week Festival; $1,000 to Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre; $600 Darby Falls Progress Association and Urban Landcare Group
    • $2,500 to Cowra Youth Council for all ages music event Home Grown 2015
    • $1,250 to Yass Valley Youth Council for the live music showcase Shake Y’ass
    • Up to $40,000 in vital maintenance work for Burrinjuck schools
      • $5,700 for internal and external painting at Nangus School
      • $4,647 for internal painting at Holmwood Public School
      • $29,577 for repairs to bitumen car park at Mulyan Public School
    • $10,000 to Cootamundra Creative Arts Inc to repair and replace old ceiling structures
    • $3,870 to Cootamundra Scouts to install a disabled ramp at the South West Scout Hall
    • $2.5million to rebuild Kendal Street, Cowra
    • Harden Murrumburrah Main Street upgrade was officially opened, with a total of $1.6million in financial support being committed by the NSW Government
    • Work to improve the safety for motorists travelling on the Mid Western Highway, west of Grenfell was completed in April 2014 at a cost of $600,000 to the NSW Government to reseal the road from 55 to 58 kilometres west of Grenfell
    • Further progress on the construction of the new bridge downstream of Wyangala Dam, which is set to be opened in April 2014
    • Safety improvements for the Olympic Highway north of Young started in mid-April around the Iandra Street intersection
    • $560,000 water treatment plant for Grabine State Park
    • Small Biz Bus visited Cootamundra in April 2014
    • $1.5million funding to develop a new HealthOne facility at Yass was announced
    • Cootamundra Junior Soccer Club received a grant of $8,305 to replace the existing soccer goals and nets with safer equipment
    • Wyangala Country Club received $22,388 to upgrade one of their old decayed loam tennis courts
    • Cowra Netball Association will receive a grant of $4,070 to encourage greater local participation in the sport
    • The Cootamundra Junior Rugby League Club received a grant of $7,850 to increase participation in a Tag League for junior females
    • Yass Valley Council received a grant of $20,000 to assist with the construction of an imaginative children’s play space at Henry Lawson Park
    • In March 2014 Cowra RSL Sub Branch received a grant of $3747 to refurbish and clean the Cowra Cenotaph
    • Yass Valley Council received $53,333 for a flood study for Yass town and an additional $100,000 to undertake floodplain risk management studies and plans for the villages of Gundaroo and Sutton
    • Boorowa Council received $128,750 to undertake a floodplain risk management study to help prepare for future flooding events
    • Upper Lachlan Shire Council received $102,857 to prepare a floodplain risk management study and plan for the villages of Collector, Gunning, Crookwell and Taralga
    • Demolition work started on the old Gundaroo Bridge with timber from the bridge destined to be given back to the community
    • $3,500 Environmental Trust Grant for Mulyan Public School
    • Yass Hospital to be included in the Registered Nurse New Graduates program
    • Transport NSW’s Old 4 New promotional vehicle visited Wyangala Dam and Burrinjuck Dam, upgrading old lifejackets with new generation slimline lifejackets at a discounted rate
    • Two new graduate nurses to be employed at Cowra Hospital
    • Agricultural Natural Disaster Relief Assistance for primary producers in parts of the Cootamundra Local Government Area affected by the Smith’s Lane bushfire near Stockinbingal on 4 December 2013.
    • Yass Valley’s Summerside Festival will benefit from a $10,000 NSW Government grant from the Regional Flagship Events Program.
    • Maintenance and improvement projects for public schools in the summer break:
      • $460,000 to install a lift for disabled students at EA Southee School in Cootamundra;
      • $200,000 for the provision of a disabled access ramp at Gundagai South Public School;
      • $80,000 to upgrade toilets at Laggan Public School;
      • $24,000 to maintain roofing at Cootamundra Public School;
      • $4,000 to maintain floorcoverings and repainting at Greenethorpe Public School;
      • $20,000 to maintain floorcoverings at Young North Public School;
      • $36,000 for roofing repairs at Cowra Public School;
      • $21,000 for painting at Mulyan Public School in Cowra;
      • $15,000 for roofing repairs at the Quandialla Central School; and
      • $27,000 for painting at The Henry Lawson high School in Grenfell
    • $300,000 for the completion of a Barton Highway Improvement Strategy.
    • 2013 Community Building Partnership program Round II:
      • The Murrumburrah-Harden Anglican Church – $9,105 for a safety fence around the Church Hall
      • The Rotary Club of Young – $1,949 to upgrade their barbeque trailer
      • Young Meals on Wheels – $9,037 for solar panels on the roof of the community centre to help to reduce electricity costs
      • Cootamundra Rotary Club – $8,000 to build a peace monument in Albert Park to complement the existing War Memorial
      • $10,000 – The Henry Lawson Festival and Weddin Shire Council for the installation of a statue of Henry Lawson in Grenfell
      • $25,000 for Wyangala Country Club to upgrade toilets and amenities blocks and to construct a concrete pathway around the bowling green
      • Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool – $3,358 to install tables and seating at the pool
      • Binalong Skate Park Committee – $2,800 to install seating at the recently opened Binalong Skate Park
      • $12,000 for 1st Murrumbateman Scout Group for the completion of Stage II of the Murrumbateman Scout Hall, on top of $20,000 received in the 2010 CBP.
      • $17,000 – The Murrumbateman Early Childhood Centre for disability friendly play equipment
      • Yass Valley Men’s Shed – $10,000 to extend the workshop and also provide a secure storage area
      • The Yass Clay Target Club received $19,325 to build a club house at the new range
      • 1st Yass Scout Group – two grants totalling $17,366 to replace the windows on the Yass Scout Hall and install a new hot water system at their campground
      • $30,000 – Crookwell Men’s Shed to construct a permanent home in the precincts of the Crookwell Railway Yards
      • The Crookwell Pony Club – $14,450 to build a clubhouse and equipment storage shed at the Crookwell Showground
    • NSW Government Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) funding:
      • $158,000 – Wee Jasper Reserves Trust for additional operational funding and facilities maintenance at Carey’s Caves and an additional $9,550 for wild dog control
      • $100,000 – Cootamundra Showground to construct new disability friendly toilets and showers
      • Cowra Showground was offered $40,000 to upgrade and maintain deteriorated facilities
      • Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Park was offered $5,633 to install interpretive signage and control weeds
      • Other Crown Reserves to benefit from the PRMF funding are Brooks Creek, Cootamundra Racecourse, the Gilmore Hume LHPA, the Gundagai Racecourse and Showground, the Gundagai River Caravan Park, the Gundaroo Common, the Jerrawa Showground, Kiama Creek Reserve, the Laggan Hall, weed and feral animal control on Crown Lands at North Gundagai, Oak Mountain and Mount Canobolas, the Reids Flat Recreation Ground, the Reno Hume LHPA, the Wattomondara Recreation Reserve, the Wyangala Waters State Park and the Young Community Arts Centre.
    • Bongongo Public School received a $2,500 Environmental Trust grant which will enhance students’ understanding of how to tackle environmental issues locally
    • Following representations, an agreement between the NSW and ACT Governments was stuck to allow local women, working in Canberra, to once again access breast screening services in the ACT
    • Cootamundra has scored a first-class regional theatre complex with funding to complete additions to its arts centre. The Cootamundra Arts Centre’s Tin Shed Theatre has the facilities to house larger productions and attract visiting companies. Theatre opened 7 October 2011. $300,000 from State Government.
    • Schools in the Burrinjuck electorate will receive an additional $1.9 million in 2014 to better support students under the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model (RAM)
    • Widening and repairing sections of the Lachlan Valley Way, about 12km south of Boorowa, started in October to improve travel on the highway for all road users.
    • Young School of Music received a grant of $39,741 from the NSW Government’s Arts Funding Program
    • Payment of $358,000 to Young Shire Council as reimbursement for work already completed to cover the costs of storm and flood damage to council infrastructure in late 2010
    • Joint State/Commonwealth grant of $75,000 towards the construction of a new Truck Wash for Harden
    • Private sector Registration of Interest to restore, operate and maintain the disused rail line between Blayney and Demondrille which runs through the Burrinjuck electorate
    • $2,500 grant from the NSW Government’s 2013 Cultural Grants Program for the Quandialla Soldiers Memorial Hall Association
    • Access upgrade to Yass Junction Railway Station
    • $6,000 funding for The Wired Lab Limited of Cootamundra to go towards developing a Regional Science Hub and support events for National Science Week
    • $20,000 in NSW Government funding for the popular Fireside Festival in Yass Valley through Destination NSW’s Regional Flagship Program
    • Six new paramedics to service the Burrinjuck electorate in the towns of Grenfell, Gundagai, Boorowa, Harden and Crookwell as well as Canowindra was announced
    • An interest rate subsidy from Round Two of the Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS) for Cowra Shire Council’s $2.9 million project to automate the Cowra Water Treatment Plant was announced
    • Boorowa Council’s $2.75 million project to replace the Tarengo Bridge received an interest rate subsidy from Round Two of LIRS in addition to $1.75m of State Government funding
    • Young Shire Council’s $1.2 million project to upgrade local sports fields also received an interest rate subsidy from Round Two of LIRS
    • Increased operating hours for aeromedical retrieval services based at Orange to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with every aeromedical retrieval flight carrying a doctor and paramedic or a doctor and nurse on board
    • Additional new facilities will be included as part of the rebuilding of Yass High School following the fire in 2012. The new facilities will include a standard kitchen, commercial kitchen to VET Standards, woodwork and metalwork rooms to VET Standards, a computer room and a multipurpose space for general learning, as well as five general learning spaces, a staff study and the installation of a lift, as well as landscaping around the building
    • Gundagai Shire Council received $25,000 to upgrade the surfaces of four tennis courts
    • Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation, located in Yass, received $10,000 to provide a program encouraging fitness and life skills for Aboriginal women
    • Yass Valley Council received $25,000 to assist with the construction of Stage 2 of the Yass Skate Park
    • The Murrumbateman Tennis Club received $2,500 to upgrade lighting on its tennis courts
    • Grenfell Bowling Club received a $15,000 grant to upgrade lighting over its bowling green
    • Two War Memorials in Cowra shared in almost $20,000 funding from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund
    • Dr Patrick Akhiwu started practice at Grenfell for the first time at the Grenfell Multi-Purpose Service in July
    • Cootamundra Shire Council was provided with $32,006 to cover the cost of clean-up and repairs to Council’s infrastructure assets following floods in November and December 2010
    • Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Boorowa River Recover Group and the Office of Environment and Heritage’s project between Young and Cowra shared in $270,000 in environmental grants to restore and rehabilitate the local environment
    • Young’s TAFE and received multi-million dollar funding for a major upgrade which will result in industry-standard training facilities for courses in Health and Aged Care, Children’s Services, Electrotechnology, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty
    • Burrinjuck Public School Upgrade Program also included funding for
      • Cowra High School’s canteen and the toilets at Crookwell Public school
      • Laggan Public Schools’ toilets will be upgraded
      • Mulyan Public School will have air cooling installed
      • EA Southee Public School at Cootamundra will have a lift installed in building B
      • Gundagai South Public School access facilities will be upgraded
      • Cowra Public School will get a lift to improve access to the library
      • Cootamundra TAFE will have its facilities for Community Services and Health expanded
      • Yass High School, Murrumburrah High School and Young High School will receive funding for Trade Training Centres
      • Binalong Public School has had a Joint Funding Program approved to construct communal space
      • Cowra High School has had a Joint Funding Program approved to resurface a games court
      • EA Southee Public School has had a Joint Funding Program approved to upgrade staff facilities; and
      • The Henry Lawson High School at Grenfell has had a Joint Funding Program approved to provide covered walkways and a covered outdoor learning area
    • Buanya Aboriginal Corporation received a grant of $75,000 to continue work on the Munnagi Yerribi Interpretive Walking Track along the Yass River
    • Bigga Public School, Jugiong Public School and Murrumburrah High School received additional maintenance funding this year.
    • Harden Library received a Development Grant of $34,373 from the NSW Government Library Development Program
    • 2013 Community Building Partnerships Program funding:
      • Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation received a grant of $15,000 to develop life skills and training opportunities for male members of the local Aboriginal Community
      • Zac’s Place, which provides social outreach to young and “non-conformist” members of the community and also helps Yass High School with some of its programs, received a grant for $29,000 for roofing and other repairs
      • Murrumbateman Volunteer Fire Brigade Fire Station received a grant of $14,081 for an extension fit-out for their station
      • Crookwell AP&H Society has been successful in obtaining a $29,000 grant towards the upgrading of the Dome Pavilion
      • An $8,000 grant for the Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway to purchase and install containers to be used as maintenance sheds at Crookwell’s Railway Yards was given
      • Gunning Community Hall received a grant of $15,000 to upgrade its fire safety and electrical equipment
      • Cowra Scout Group received a grant of $10,000 to help with repairs and maintenance to their Group Hall on Binni Creek Road
      • Cowra Men’s Shed received a grant of $31,000 to construct a passive recreation building for frail aged men
      • Boorowa Council received a grant of $6,000 to further develop the Boorowa River Walk
      • Bethungra on the Up group received a $5,000 grant to assist with the rehabilitation of the old tennis courts into a community facility as part of the development of a Memorial Park at Bethungra
      • Cootamundra Red Cross shop had a problem with asbestos which needed to be removed and they received a grant for $4,000
      • Cootamundra All Breeds Kennel Club received a grant of $10,000 to assist construct a Dog Park in Hurley Street
      • Young and District Netball Association was successful in obtaining a $5,683 grant to help with the restoration of the club house as part of an upgrade of sporting facilities at Lachlan Street
      • Grenfell Girl Guilds received a grant of $10,236 to help upgrade their hall
      • Young Showground Trust was given a grant of $10,300 to assist with the refurbishment of the disabled toilets and Art Hall at the Young Showground
    • Financial assistance of up to $1.75 million to replace the Tarengo Bridge on Main Road 380, the Boorowa Harden Road was also announced

 

 
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