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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

New Nets for Coolamon Cricket Club

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP has announced a $20,000 grant for Coolamon Cricket Club to build new cricket nets.

“Cricket nets are an essential part of cricket training and it’s vital for a club to have good nets,” Ms Cooke said.

“This grant will enable Coolamon Cricket Club to install new nets, allowing the development of players of all levels to continue."

Ms Cooke said the Cootamundra electorate has secured $300,000 in grant funding for a total 22 projects as part of the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

Under the program, funding is allocated to community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes and promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Local councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations such as a charity, sporting, social or environmental groups were encouraged to apply for funding for projects that build new community infrastructure; refurbished, renovated or repaired existing community infrastructure or would buy capital equipment items with a minimum individual asset value of $2500.

“Out here in the country we are all about community – whether we live in towns, villages or out on rural properties, what links us are the community groups and organisations that abound from shared interests and activities," she said.

“What I love about this initiative is that it keeps giving people – year after year –the opportunity to look at their existing offerings and to think about what else they could do to encourage greater membership or participation.

“This grassroots funding directly benefits our community in that it delivers vital new infrastructure which can only make a positive difference in the local area,” Ms Cooke said.

Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found online.

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