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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) received funding from the Office of Local Government NSW to prepare a Recreational Needs Study for the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Local Government Area. The Study is now on public exhibition for submissions from the community till 5pm on the 30th March.

Tredwell Management Services was engaged to prepare a Recreational Needs Study for the Cootamundra-Gundagai region in 2019, with extensive consultation taking place in the second half of 2019.

The aspirations and key directions for the Cootamundra-Gundagai region have been identified by Council’s key strategic document Our Place, Our Future: Community Strategic Plan 2018-28. Council is striving to strategically plan for the region for the next 10 years. 

Council has a key role in driving the community forward and an important role in facilitating strong, active and healthy communities. The Recreation Needs Study will assist the Council to strategically plan for the future of recreation and to ensure it is reflective of the communities’ needs. Delivery of this Study is based on achieving strong partnerships and collaboration between all levels of government, business, educational institutions, community groups and individuals.

An inventory of sport and recreation facilities in the Cootamundra-Gundagai area was undertaken as part of the study. Information was drawn from site visits, Council records, strategic documents, sporting and recreational groups and from community members. The review has focused on Council owned facilities and key community owned facilities.

The review identified over 50 key recreation sites and multiple trails across the Cootamundra-Gundagai region.

The Recreational Needs Study can be accessed via the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council website or available from the Cootamundra and Gundagai Administration Offices. Submissions must be presented in writing and received by the General Manager CGRC PO Box 420 Cootamundra 2590, NSW or emailed to with Submission to Rec Needs Study in the subject line. For more information please call Ms Miriam Crane, Manager of Community and Culture on 1300 459 689. Submissions close at 5pm on 30 March 2020.