NSW GOVERNMENT UNVEILS ‘ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION’ FUNDING SCHEME

Media Release – 7 July, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has called on local councils, businesses and community groups to help fulfil their infrastructure wish lists following the launch of a landmark new grants scheme today. The “once-in-a-generation” Stronger Country Communities Fund will support projects valued between $100,000 and $1 million, or even higher […]

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AGL DISCOUNT GIVES POWER TO THE PEOPLE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

 Media Release – 6 July, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed the re-signing of a landmark deal between the NSW Government and one of Australia’s biggest energy suppliers to slash power costs for seniors. The government recently renewed a two-year deal with AGL that will see NSW Seniors Card holders in the Cootamundra […]

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FUNDING A 24-KARAT RESOURCE FOR WEST WYALONG: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 5 July, 2017 As the close-knit community of West Wyalong rides the crest of a minerals wave, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has offered locals another gold-plated opportunity. The NSW Government has unveiled a $50 million Resources for Regions package to help towns like West Wyalong bolster community infrastructure. The third round […]

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COMMUNITY GRANT TO HELP SOLVE YOUTH CRIME PUZZLE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 3 July, 2017 A landmark program aimed at arresting the rate of youth crime in Cowra has been boosted by a six-figure grant from the NSW Government, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson announced today. As part of the 2017 Community Safety Fund, Cowra’s Information and Neighbourhood Centre (CINC) has received $113,738 to […]

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WEST WYALONG RAILWAY REALIGNMENT COMPLETE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 3 July, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced a $2 million project to realign the railway crossing on Showground and Compton roads, West Wyalong, has been completed. Katrina said the project formed part of the NSW Government-funded $15 million West Wyalong heavy vehicle alternative route upgrade. “Work on the project […]

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DIGGER’S LETTER TO MUM TO BE IMMORTALISED IN BRONZE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 29 June, 2017 A deeply moving letter from a World War 1 Digger to his mother will be immortalised in bronze, one of three local war memorial projects to this week receive funding from the NSW Government, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced. As part of Round 2 of the Community […]

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HEED FIRE WARNING MESSAGE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 30 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson says a spate of recent house fires across the region has sparked an urgent warning from local firefighters. As the mercury plummets – Cootamundra is tipped to drop to -6 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday – the risk of house fires increases dramatically […]

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$10 MILLION TO EXPAND COMMUNITY PRESCHOOLS

Media Release – 29 June, 2017 Katrina Hodgkinson is urging community preschools and mobile preschools in the Cootamundra electorate to apply for a grant to expand the number of places at services as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Start Strong Capital Works Grants program “Right across the Cootamundra electorate the NSW Government is […]

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LANDMARK CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME LAUNCH DRAWS CLOSER: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 28 June, 2017 The date is drawing closer for schools, charities, sporting and community groups in the Cootamundra electorate to be able to raise money as part of the NSW Government’s landmark container deposit scheme, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson announced today. In six months, community organisations will be able to collect […]

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IRRIGATION COMMUNITIES ‘SOLD DOWN THE RIVER’: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 27 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has slammed a new report calling for billions of litres of more water to be stripped from irrigation communities under the controversial Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists ignited fury in irrigation areas this week by demanding a one-third […]

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