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Landmark Investment Strategy Launched To Turbocharge Regional NSW

The NSW Government will turbocharge economic activity in the regions, with a new strategy targeting attraction of $1 billion in private sector investment and the creation of 15,000 high-value jobs over the next five years.

The Regional Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2027 and grant program will prioritise investment to accelerate growth in priority precincts and engine industries such as manufacturing, clean energy, circular economy, defence and agri-food.

Grant applications are now open at Stream 1 Expressions of Interest close 14 November 2022. For a copy of the Regional NSW Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2027, visit Vision pack available to download here:

Families In The Region Prepare For Affordable Preschool

Early childhood services across the state are preparing to be part of the NSW Government’s landmark $1.3 bil-lion Affordable Preschool Program providing cost of living relief from the begin-ning of 2023.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the NSW Government’s Start Strong funding guidelines outline how early childhood services will support families in giving their child the best start to life through affordable preschool.

From January 2023, all NSW families will be eligible for:

  • up to $4,220 per year in fee relief for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds attending a community or mobile preschool,
  • up to $2,110 per year in fee relief for 4 and 5-year-olds attending preschool in a long day-care setting on top of their Child Care Subsidy payment, and
  • the equivalent of 5 days a fortnight of affordable preschool fee relief for all children in Department of Education preschools.

You can find out more about the Early Years Commitment at

CWA News

The new SW Group CWA executives elected on Saturday 22nd October at Morongla were:

President: Geraldine Gore – Cowra,
Secretary: Jude Carlon – Harden (apologies if spelt wrong Jude), Treasurer: Meagan McKenzie – Young,
SECM: Linda Harcombe-Willding, AG & Environment: Martine Griffiths – Young,
Cultural: - Yvonne Tredinnick – Young
Handicraft: Leona Steen – Cowra,
International: Carol Xeureb – Young,
Publicity: Margie Clark – Cowra,
Land Cookery: Ann Cooper – Boorowa,
Group Vice Presidents: Jenny Thompson - Cowra, Vanessa Brennan – Cowra,
Penny Edgerton and Jan Perrny – Quandialla.

If any mistakes apologies ladies.

Local Sport Grant Program

Applications Open Community sports organisations can now score a major boost to funding, with applications open for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the program provides grants of up to $10,000, with up to $50,000 available in each NSW electorate.

Applications close Monday 21 November. For more information visit

Glenn Taylor Scholarship Program

As a tribute to legacy of former Board member Glenn Taylor, OCTEC Limited have announced the Glenn Taylor Scholarship Program.

Central West NSW students looking to study in 2023 are encouraged to apply for a scholarship of $20,000 of support per annum.

Up to $80,000 is available for each applicant.

Students of all ages are encouraged to apply for the scholarships which will be awarded based on financial hardship or high achievement.

It’s hoped the program can assist those in the local region who are struggling to cover costs of education.

OCTEC aims to do its part in reducing the education ‘divide’ rural and regional students face.

Prospective students can be studying any level of vocational or university level further education, from Certificate IV through to a PhD.

Application funds will cover school/university fees, textbooks, uniforms, travel and board or living costs.

Prospective students should visit for more information.

The Glenn Taylor Scholarship Program application form, guidelines and student agreement are available to download on the website.

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