Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) has made a significant contribution to the Coota Beach Volleyball Carnival.

The annual carnival began 22 years ago but has been in hiatus for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government health restrictions.

This year it has come back bigger and better than ever.

Council’s contribution of $26,000 of in-kind support, with Council supplying and assisting with resources and staff needed to make the event happen is a significant input into tourism and economic benefits the event brings to the Local Government Area (LGA).

$20,000 in cash was transferred from the previous s355 committee as seed funding for the event in August 2023. Murray Street in Cootamundra behind Woolworths was transformed to create beach volleyball courts for the 136 teams to compete on during the two-day carnival.

A first for this year’s event that saw over 600 children participating as part of a school carnival organised by Sacred Heart Central School.

For the full story make sure to pick up this week’s edition of the Cootamundra Times.