30 OCTOBER 2019
Progress on Projects.
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), Councillors were shown a presentation on Tuesday afternoon, which gave them a visual update to the status of projects currently being undertaken by CGRC.
The Cootamundra Water Main Replacement Project is progressing well with 19.5 kilometres of new water main installed. Contractors for the project Killard Excavations predict the project will be complete by January 2020. Councillors were shown pictures of the installation of a new water outlet pipe and value installed at the reservoir behind Carool Road.
A multipurpose shed for Gundagai’s Golf Club, Tennis Club and Bowling Club is almost complete, the shed will be used by all three groups to house equipment, electric golf buggies and will also have toilets and a kitchen facility for future events.
Work continues on a new building for Cootamundra Australian Rules Football Club, the new multi-purpose hall can be utilised by many sectors of the community. The new facilities will incorporate Club Rooms, Kitchen, Interior Public Toilets and Change Room Facilities and be a modern hall which can be utilised by all sporting groups or community members.
This year’s summer swimming season, will bring a new and exciting chapter for both Cootamundra and Gundagai Swimming Pools. The Gundagai Pool has been transformed with the installation of a zero depth ramp, new tiling and ground rehabilitation. The zero depth ramp will enable people of all ages and disabilities access to the Olympic Pool. A waterpark playground is currently being constructed at Cootamundra’s Swimming Pool, with work expected to be completed in January. This new addition to the Cootamundra pool will be a welcome addition for all pool users and help attract additional tourists/visitors to town.
New toilet facilities have been installed at the Gundagai Racecourse and Showground. These facilities include disabled toilets and shower facilities. Historical photos have been fitted on the façade and an uncover gazebo constructed to enhance the area.
Cootamundra has a new tourism website. The website menu includes a comprehensive list of accommodation sites, things to do and see, eating out, and what’s on guides. Quality photos and easily navigated the new website will give visitors plenty of information about Cootamundra and surrounds. The new website address is www.visit cootmaundra.com.au.
Stan Crowe oval at Gundagai has new lights installed and a new toilet block constructed. The Southside supporters’ public amenities have replaced an old portable toilet and will be a welcome addition to users with disabled facilities and a clean tidy environment. The Tigers gym, at the Oval is currently under construction, and will be completed in the near future.
Work has commenced on the playgrounds in Jubilee Park in Cootamundra, with ground works being undertaken. Gundagai’s Carberry Park’s Adventure Playground plans have been finalised with earth works commencing in the next week.
The footpath renewal project in Cootamundra is progressing well, with new footpaths installed in Temora Road and Murray Streets.
Gundagai’s stormwater mitigation project has also commenced, the general ageing of the infrastructure is of concern to Council. Gundagai’s storm water flows into Morleys and Jones Creeks. In South Gundagai stormwater runs directly into the Murrumbidgee River. These waterways are central to each town’s business districts and urban developments.
Many of these projects have been made possible with grants from the NSW State Government, Stronger Communities Fund and Stronger Country Communities Fund. These funds are administered by CGRC.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP said she was delighted that the community would see some real benefits from these projects.
“These projects, large or small have an impact on these communities, whether its storm water mitigation or a public amenity, the benefits go a long way to making our communities a great place to live. I certainly look forward to being invited to join with community to celebrate the projects’ future milestones,” Ms Cooke said.
CGRC mayor Cr Abb McAlister added, “We’ve seen plans, we’ve had community consultation and we’ve made great headway in allocating resources to get these projects underway, I’m pleased we are seeing progress on so many different projects.”
Other projects Councillors were updated on included:
Max Whitteron Memorial Garden.
Gundagai Netball Courts Lighting Project.
Drainage rehabilitation in Thompson Street laneway Cootamundra.
Owen Vincent Oval Carpark Project.
Cootamundra Streetscape Beautification.
Cootamundra Community Garden Project.
Sheridan and West Street Intersection Gundagai.
Cemetery Improvement Projects.
Picture and Caption:
CGRC staff commence work on storm water mitigation in Gundagai. The project has been funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1 grant.