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18 November 2022 – A media release from Member for Cootamudra Steph Cooke MP

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding of $239,651 under the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program.

 Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this program is a great way for communities to come together.

 “It’s great to see the number of events that council have on offer as it is such a boost for our local tourism and economy,” Ms Cooke said.

 Just some of the events that Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council are delivering include:

 Christmas on Sheridan Gundagai – 9th Dec 2022

  • Lions Club Christmas Carnival & Fireworks Display – 10th Dec 2022
  • Party on Parker Cootamundra – 15th Dec 2022
  • Community Pool Day Cootamundra – 10th Jan 2023
  • Family Multi-sports Day Cootamundra – 20th Jan 2023
  • Coolac Hall Community Day – Jan 2023 exact date TBC
  • Festival of Lights Cootamundra – 24th March 2023
  • Rock the Bidgee Gundagai – March 2023 exact date TBC
  • Wattle Time Fair Cootamundra – Date TBC
  • Adjungbilly Community Night – Date TBC
  • Campdraft Youth Clinic Gundagai – Date TBC

 Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, Mayor Charlie Sheahan, said they are very grateful to the NSW State Government for recognising the importance of community events.

 “These wonderful events in our region have a significant impact on the wellbeing of our residents by bringing our communities together,” Mr Sheahan said.

 Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Community Events Program will support the state’s events and hospitality sectors while bolstering economic recovery. 

 “The past two years have been difficult, with many unpredictable events including floods, drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, but we know NSW residents will come out the other side stronger and more resilient,” Mr Toole said.

 “People have been disconnected from family and friends but now they’re getting out and about again, we want to see communities thriving and businesses benefitting from more local activities, events and opportunities in the regions.”

 “The NSW Nationals in Government are backing events that bring local communities together and this funding will help contribute to a sense of improved wellbeing and connectedness in 2022 and beyond.”

 The $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program is part of the $200 million Regional Recovery Package, designed to support economic and social recovery across regional NSW that will create new jobs and support community events, shows and festivals to boost tourism.

 For further information, go to:

 For more information on these events hosted by Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council please visit: What’s On Events — Visit Cootamundra or What’s on — Visit Gundagai

 MEDIA: Kim Hill | 02 6924 2533 | 0412 786 114