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Funding win for Hilltops

Jul 18, 2018

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke this morning announced $2.67 Million in funding for Hilltops Council to cover transitional costs associated with the amalgamation of Young, Boorowa and Harden Shire Councils. This means that the shortfall in transitional costs will be covered by the State Government and not the community.

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.”

In a further boost for the area, $3.16 Million in funding for 22 community projects in the Hilltops region was also announced.  These funds will help community groups upgrade a large number of facilities.

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

Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said “This is a great result for our community. This funding will result in upgrades to a range of our facilities that will greatly benefit Hilltops.”

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