Thanks to the New South Wales Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Fifth Round, the local Junee community is set to see projects worth approx $1.3 Million get underway over the next few months.

Junee Harness Racing Club received a little over $130,000 to undertake upgrades at the Junee Showgrounds, including installing new Racing Track Lights and Beautification works across the Showgrounds.

The Junee Baptist Church has $280,000 to fund a local Youth Worker for 3 years. Plus they will be undertaking upgrades to the hall including installing a new kitchen and outdoor playground equipment which will be utilised by various local community groups including Kids Club and the Junee Awesome Ladies.

Junee Shire Council will invest an additional $169,000 in to further upgrades for the Junee Junction Recreation and Aquatic Centre. Council will also undertake street beautification projects with new playground equipment for Memorial Park and they’ll activate portions of the Junee Shire Council’s Inclusion Action Plan thanks to a further $733,600 grant.

Other Recipients

Over $11.8 million worth of projects were funded across the nine local government areas within the Cootamundra Electorate.

Highlighted projects, in addition to the ones listed above from Junee, include:

  • Grown Grenfell Group — $114,000
    Lighting and Visual Displays at Grenfell Silos
  • Temora Community Centre — $100,000
    Installation of Access ramps and Automatic Front Doors
  • Temora Golf Club — $308,000
    Facility Upgrades including lighting and ventilation enhancements, installation of accessible toilets, and updates to the women’s changing rooms with ramp access. Plus a small expansion to increase the building area
  • Barmedman Bowling Club — $202,000
    Refurbishments to amenities to have a modern facility with improved overall accessibility
  • Koorawatha Progress Association — $441,000
    Install new playground with pathways, seating and shade at Koorawatha Memorial Park.
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council — $560,000
    Upgrades to Fisher Park and Ellwood Hall… both locations in Stockinbingle
  • Weddin Shire Council — $1.3 Million
    Redevelopment of Taylor Park including the creation of an inclusive playground; plus upgrades to support “freedom camping” across the various villages within Weddin Shire
  • Coolamon Shire Council — More than $900,000
    Various projects including:
    • Coolamon’s Kindra Park ($160,000)
    • Coolamon Showground/Harness Racing ($563,819)
    • Ganmain Sports Club ($350,000)
    • Marrar Campdraft Arena ($107,325)
    • Marrar’s Langtry Oval ($119,656)
  • Bland Shire Council — $894,000
    Various projects including:
    • Town Signage ($307,317)
    • Shire Youth Space coordinator and programming ($152,192)
    • Active Movement Upgrades ($162,888)
    • Heritage Revitalisation at various locations across the shire ($104,713)
    • Restoration of the Douglas DC3 Dakota airplane display ($167,670)


  • Hilltop Shire Council — Just over $1 million
    Upgrades to the existing medium-sized pool at Jugiong Memorial Pool, along with improvements at the kiosk, and for other amenities and ancillary equipment.
  • Cowra Aquatic Centre — $981,000
    Upgrades to the pool including developing a splash pad and surrounding area dedicated for youth of all accessibly abilities