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Connectivity in the Cootamundra electorate

Connectivity in the Cootamundra electorate

The NSW Nationals candidate for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging members of the community to share with her their concerns about connectivity and telecommunication issues throughout the electorate. 

Ms Cooke said she wants to meet with and speak to locals about connectivity issues including mobile black spots that are affecting them.

“Regional NSW has been allocated record funding under the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, announced in this year’s budget,” Ms Cooke said.

“I want to see a fair chunk of that money spent in this electorate,” she said.

The NSW Government is investing in transport, energy and business-boosting infrastructure to turbocharge regional economies, along with local community projects that will improve the quality of life in regional towns and cities.

The Connecting Country Communities Fund, one of the six specialised funds that make up the Regional Growth Fund, will be designed to improve connectivity in regional NSW.

This fund will be dedicated to better connecting regional communities by engaging technlogical experts and industry to deliver results for our regions.

“Most of us have experienced connectivity issues living in regional or remote areas and I am keen to see major improvements to our communications infrastructure,” Ms Cooke said.

“If you run a business and struggle with connectivity or if you are a family living in a remote area and need improved telecommunications I want to hear from you.

“This affects families and businesses, but due to the tyranny of distance it is also a safety issue and we all want and deserve to live in a safe and connected community.

“I aim to ensure that all regional residents have access to the same infrastructure and services as people in the city,” Ms Cooke said.