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Funding For Cowra Hospital In 2024-2025 Nsw Budget

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: An artists impression of the redeveloped Cowra Hospital, as seen from Brisbane Street.

The Cowra Hospital redevelopment will benefit from a cash splash in the 20242025 financial year, with millions of dollars committed to the project.

The redevelopment will see $45 million injected to it, while the new hospital will also benefit from a share of $274 million state wide for new healthcare workers.

NSW Duty MLC for the Cootamundra Electorate, Stephen Lawrence, said the funding was a big coup for the community.

“Essential services have been put on the backburner for too long. The Government is committed to ensuring essential services exist, are accessible and are the best they can be for the communities in Cootamundra,” he said. Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said it was great to see the funding for the new Cowra Hospital, but remained critical of the budget overall for the Cootamundra electorate.

“From an electorate point of view, I think it would be fair to describe this year’s State Budget as very much hit and miss; there are certainly hits for our electorate including investment in healthcare workers at the new Cowra Hospital, and additional funding for the Temora Hospital redevelopment,” Ms Cooke said.

“There’s no new funding commitments for major road projects in the electorate, and there are certainly missed opportunities for crucial infrastructure spending on visionary projects like raising the Wyangala Dam wall, along with small-scale infrastructure projects like sporting facilities and community halls, that we know our communities need.”

“The need for investment in police infrastructure for Young, Cowra, and Narrandera has been overlooked this time around, but I will never stop fighting for these projects, especially given we’re still in the middle of a parliamentary inquiry into crime in the regions.”

The Cowra Hospital Redevelopment is scheduled to be completed in early 2025.

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