Temora Memorial Town Hall To Be Upgraded

Temora Memorial Town Hall To Be Upgraded

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro

Hallmark Funding For Temora Community

Victor P Taffa

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced a $680,000 New South Wales Government grant to go towards upgrading the Temora Memorial Town Hall.

Deputy Premier Barilaro said a further $100,000 has gone to upgrade the Ariah Park facilities.

Announcement is as part of the New South Wales Government’s $200 Million Stronger Country Communities fund.

Deputy Premier Barilaro and Ms. Cooke made the announcements while visiting both sites today.

Deputy Premier Barilaro said the funding would see key pieces of local infrastructure rejuvenated to benefit the whole community.

“This is fantastic news for Temora.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

“Temora Memorial Town Hall is a real hub for locals, so this upgrade will help create an even better community space, whether you’re part of local school productions, musical events, formal balls or even weddings.

“I’m also pleased to announce much-needed funding for Ariah Park’s amenities. Local sporting teams and community groups use the park so I’m thrilled a wide range of people will benefit from this project.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

Temora Memorial Town Hall funding will allow for

  • New lighting,
  • Sound and stage upgrades,
  • Main hall acoustic treatments and refurbishment,
  • Building of an external foyer with new accessible toilets,
  • Functional outdoor space.

Ariah Park will receive an extension to its amenities block as well as a refurbishment of change room and bathroom facilities, including a disabled access toilet.

“Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited for the people of regional New South Wales to start seeing these projects pop up all over the place.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

Ms. Cooke said the New South Wales Government’s significant investment in Temora would provide residents with improved facilities and drive bookings and events for the region.

“Temora Memorial Town Hall and Ariah Park have always been such focal points for those communities so I’m thrilled they will get the upgrades they deserve.” Ms. Cooke said.

“In this first round of funding, I’m delighted my electorate will see almost $4 Million worth of projects delivered to our local communities.”

Temora Shire Mayor Rick Firman said he warmly welcomed both announcements.

“We are delighted to welcome the New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro to Temora and Ariah Park, and thank him for the enormous boost this funding will deliver to our towns.” Cr. Firman said.

“Our new Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, has been critical to securing this significant investment for the Shire. We are all very thankful for Ms. Cooke’s advocacy.”

Stronger Country Communities fund is 1 of the 6 funds that make up the New South Wales Government’s $1.3 Billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.

Applications for Round 2 of funding are anticipated to open in March 2018.


Cootamundra Electorate

Projects funded under Stronger Country Communities Round One:


Project Title

Funding Amount

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Gundagai Playground & Fitness Centre


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Establishment of Large Scale Teen Playground at Jubilee Park Cootamundra


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Community Fitness Infrastructure for Community Groups


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Establishment of Village Playgrounds and Fitness Infrastructure in Nangus, Stockinbingal & Wallendbeen


Hilltops Council

Upgraded public toilets facilities for the Young Arts and Cultural Precinct


Hilltops Council

Harden-Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre


Hilltops Council

Young Rugby League Amenities Refurbishment


Hilltops Council

Young Sporting Fields and Recreational Areas Shared Pathway Linkage


Hilltops Council

Murrumburrah Showground Link


Temora Shire Council

Temora Memorial Town Hall Upgrade


Temora Shire Council

Ariah Park Recreation Ground Amenities Block Redevelopment


Total $ 3,873,797.00