Liberal Senator for NSW, Arthur Sinodinos, says the start of the Cooma Town Enhancement upgrade demonstrates the Liberal Government’s commitment to Cooma and the Eden-Monaro electorate.
“This was a major commitment, secured by the former Liberal Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy, ahead of last year’s Federal Election. Today the local Cooma community can see that this government delivers,” Senator Sinodinos said.
“This project will see work on Cooma’s town centre and entrance gateways to upgrade the landscape, environment and provide an enhanced built environment.”
“These works will deliver new pedestrian facilities and an improved environment along Sharp Street, providing a better experience for residents and tourists to the area.”
“The project will also invest in new entrance gateways on the Monaro Highway (Bombala) and Snowy Mountains Highway (Jindabyne) entrances to Cooma.”
According to a spokesperson the entrance gateways will be solar-powered signs and flag poles.
Senator Sinodinos said the project would improve tourist experiences of Cooma, support local businesses and boost local jobs.
“By providing a better local experience for residents and tourists, it will encourage the growth of tourism and businesses in the area – boosting local jobs.”
“The government invests in local projects because we understand Australia is made of more than big infrastructure projects,” Senator Sinodinos said.
While the government is investing $400,000 in this project, the Snowy Monaro Regional Council will manage the delivery.