Hilltops Council and Community Funding Win

Steph Cooke and Brian Ingram at the funding announcement.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke last week announced funding for both the Hilltops Council and a number of community projects.

The Hilltops Council will receive $2.67 million to cover transitional costs associated with the amalgamation of the Young, Boorowa and Harden Councils. The funding means the community will not have to cover the transitional costs.

22 community projects will receive $3.16 million in funding to assist in the upgrade of facilities. “This funding package will provide much-needed facilities to a wide range of groups and organisations who give so much to the local community,” Ms Cooke said.

Mayor Brian Ingram is thrilled with this result, explaining this morning that we are finally seeing the benefits of the amalgamation, “Amalgamation is hard work and the current Council will lay a strong foundation for the future benefit of the community. We are definitely stronger as one than we were as three. I would personally like to thank Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke along with Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Member for Goulburn Pru Goward for their efforts in helping to achieve this outcome for Hilltops.”

The Funding Package Includes:

• $894,328 for improvements to village halls at Jugiong, Monteagle, Bendick Murrell and Wombat

• $432,000 Harden Country Club golf course irrigation

• $364,316 Bill the Bastard statue Murrumburrah

• $269,148 Murrumburrah Showground electrical upgrades

• $250,000 Young Community Arts Centre solar panels and capital works

• $230,464 Young Local Aboriginal Land Council culture centre

• $140,815 Wombat Oval improvements

• $140,000 Harden Murrumburrah Lighthorse Memorial

• $104,802 Tubbul Campdraft electrical upgrades at Bribbaree Showground

• $80,000 Young PCYC Stadium upgrades

• $54,722 Harden pony Club Showground improvements

• $50,000 Young Preschool vehicle for mobile play activities

• $30,954 Gumnut Grove storage facilities

• $30,000 Harden-Murrumburrah Junior Rugby League food van

• $20,000 Bunyip Preschool cycleway

• $18,000 Koorawatha Fire Brigade second firetruck shelter

• $13,356 Zac’s Place entry doors upgrade

• $13,029 Young PCYC entry foyer renovations

• $9,955 Young Darts Association new equipment

• $6,300 Bribbaree Hall ceiling replacement

• $5,000 Young Sports Advisory Council equipment

• $5,000 Murringo Public School sports equipment

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