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Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Local MLC Bronnie Taylor joined Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer today to unveil the newly installed solar lights along the Cooma Creek Pathway.

The 2.5 kilometre stretch of sensor lights was funded through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Countries Communities Fund.

Mr Barilaro said the lights are just one component of a nearly $474,000 makeover to the Cooma Creek area, with the upgrade also including the installation of new
seating, works on the path and a clean-up of the creek.

“This is one of the best walkways in town and I am thrilled to see these upgrades moving ahead, so locals and visitors can enjoy all Cooma has to offer,” Mr Barilaro

“This area was in need of a facelift and I know once the upgrade is fully complete, this area will be revitalised and become a must-see for visitors to the town.

“Through the Stronger Countries Communities Fund, we are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”

Local MLC Bronnie Taylor said the upgrade is a project the Cooma community is excited to see come to life.

“Cooma Creek is already one of the town’s most beautiful features and I know once completed, this upgrade will encourage visitors to stop and have a look around town,” Mrs Taylor said.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer said the project would provide pedestrians an accessible and safe walkway.

“The increased lighting is a very welcome addition to this popular walkway and I know locals are looking forward to feeling safer when walking along the path at night,” Councillor Beer said.

The NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund includes the $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund which is investing in local programs and infrastructure that improves the lives of people living in regional NSW.

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