Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund - applications open June 2022

Applications for the 2022 Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund will be open from 1 June 2022, until Monday 11 July 2022. 

The Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Committee was established as a result of the development approval through the NSW Government Department of Planning. Expenditure by the Committee is specifically restricted to the former Bombala and former Comma-Monaro Local Government Areas (LGAs) as a condition of the development approval.

This funding program offers an exciting opportunity for community groups and organisations in these former LGAs to obtain funding for projects or events that will demonstrate community enhancement measures such as; improvements to community infrastructure and services, sustainability initiatives and opportunities for local economic and tourist development. 

Should you have any questions regarding the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund, please contact the Governance Team on 1300 345 345 or email

Boco Rock Committee 2020
 Boco Rock Committee 2020
 Mayor Beer Chairperson
 Councillor Corbett SMRC Councillor Representative
 Councillor Stewart SMRC Councillor Representative
 Peter Bascomb SMRC Chief Executive Officer
 Adam West CWP Renewables Representative
(Boco Rock Wind Farm) 
 Merrita Coombe Community Representative
(former Bombala LGA)
 Coleen McCoy Community Representative
(former Bombala LGA)
 David Wicks Community Representative
(former Cooma-Monaro LGA)
 Kathy Kelly Community Representative
(former Cooma-Monaro LGA)

Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Charter

2021 Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Recipient

Former Bombala LGA
 Organisation Project Funding 
Anglican parish of the Southern Monaro "Anglican Parish OP Shop Storage Shed". The shed (9m x 6m x 2.33m)
is needed to provide overflow storage for donated products that cannot
be accomodated pending sale or disposal.
The objective is to maintain a clear shopping area for donors, staff and customers
as the shop currently is cluttered with excess items that arrive daily and need to be sorted.
Delegate Early Settlers Hut Committee Restoration of Bullock Dray. The objective of the project is to ensure that part
of the district's heritage is retained and that the dray remains part of the display,
ensuring that the Early Settlers Hut and surrounds remains one of the major tourist
attractions of the area.
Bungarby Memorial Hall Preservation Committee
(Storm Pipes)
Installation of stormwater water pipes at Bungarby Memorial Hall to prevent
stormwater from flowing beneath the building currenlty causing the deterioration
of the bearers.
Further damage could accelerate the deterioration and subsidence of the building.
Monaro Trail Inc (Bombala Precint Trail)  Stage 1 delivery of Bombala precinct recreational trails of 97km to the communities
of south east NSW suited to cyclists, runners and walkers.
Part of a larger 5 stages plan to deliver 213km linking Canberra/Queanbeyan through
Cooma to Bombala. Nearly 70,000 users, many from ACT will ride the full trail each year taking 4 or 5 days to do and they will be spending an estimated $25M annually in the communities along the route.
Bombala Motor
Cross Club Inc
Project is to support committee in getting the Marden Park facility to a safe standard
that can be opened to the public with exceptional opportunities for young people, families
and the general public. This will be achieved by investing in fire extinguishers and first aid supplies in the case of any emergencies as the park is situated 11km from Bombala on the Delegate Road.
Bombala &
District Chamber
of Commerce
Annual Bombala Christmas Street Carnival to provide community with a positive event in light of all the adversities over the last couple of years while showcasing and supporting business houses.
Delegate Rodeo Campdraft Inc Replacement of an old and unsafe chip machine as well as the purchase of a large hot water urn and meat slicer that are currently being borrowed from volunteers. 
Bombala Australia
Day Celebrations Committee
(Parts A and B)
Improvements to the aging Show Sheep Pavilion at the Bombala Show Grounds in four (4)  proposed projects. Projects A & B are to finish last two sections of the sheep pavilion
( this will  allow  old wooden yards and support structures to be refurbished and replaced). 

Former Cooma-Monaro 

 Organisation Project Funding
Country Women's Association of NSW Nimmitabel Front room extension to accommodate disability entrance in accordance with DA requirements and specifications for disability entrance.  $17,295.00
Friends of Geldmacher Repairing and painting of weatherboards on Geldmacher Museum building to improve and protect weatherboard section of the heritage listed museum building.
Country Club
The refurbishment of Nimmitabel Bowling Club's interior and exterior, works to maintain grounds and update machinery and equipment over a planned 3 stage restoration build.
Stage 1 Renew and update machinery and equipment used for the maintenance and upkeep of the surrounding grounds.
Stage 2 Refurbishment of the Country Club interior.
Stage 3 Painting of the exterior of the County Club building.
Nimmitabel Advancement
Group Inc
(Refurbishment Project)
Project to complete the preservation of the existing verandah.
Steps and landing upgraded to provide safe access to sliding doorways and the painting of enclosed interior front verandah walls, windows and doors.
Digital door locks (x2) to help protect property and assets from theft and vandalism.
Nimmitabel Show Society Inc
(Sponsorship for Nimmitabel Show)
Sponsorship of the Nimmitabel Agricultural Shows for 5/6 February 2022. 
Michelago Hall 355 Committee Upgrades to hall audio visual equipment to make more user friendly replacing old unused equipment. Request for either funding part A or part B.
Part A includes a full upgrade with new equipment and installation.
Part B which will provide required functionality of audio visual usage for the hall.
Nimmitabel Advancement
Group Inc
(Operating Expenses)
Funding to cover previous 15 months of operating expenses due to closure from COVID-19. Funding requested to assist continued management of the Community Centre for the Trustees and the community of Nimmitabel. 
2020 Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Recipient

Former Bombala LGA
 Organisation Project Funding 
 Monaro Farming Systems Science based evidence of the status of resistance in
African Love Grass populations on the Monaro to chemical
(flupropanate) control methods. 
 Delegate Presbyterian Church Maintenance and painting of the interior of the Church;
walls, ceiling, cupboard, windows, doors & trims.
 The Bombala Street Surgery New information technology for the Bombala Medical Centre,
in order to optimise the prospects for the longevity of the business.  
 St Joseph's Primary School Thermoplastic playground educational and play artwork.
This would include the likes of a running track, activity track, 
2 x 4 square handball courts, snakes and ladders, chess board
and a map of Australia. 
 Delegate Country Club Purchase and installation of solar panels.
 Bombala Platypus Men's Shed Inc. Purchase, delivery and placement of a 6 meter shipping container
for storage.
 Bombala Rugby League Football Club New equipment storage shed for safe & clean storage of sporting
equipment for numerous sporting groups.
 Delegate Progress Association Purchase and installation of solar panels for the Delegate
RTC Building. 
 Delegate Team Penning & Sorting Purchasing cattle yard panels for annual competition. 
 Bombala District Cricket Association Mobile cricket pitch net to allow the pitch to be used as a training
Bombala Exhibition Society NSW Strong Wool Companionships and Australia Day Celebrations. 
 Monaro Country Lavendar
 Co-op Ltd.
Revamping the landscaping on the Railway Park around both
Lavender House and the Visitor Information Centre. 
 Bombala Preschool Create and maintain a community-based Urban & Indigenous
Agriculture Project.

Former Cooma-Monaro 
 Organisation Project Funding
 Monaro Community Radio Inc Replacement CD players for Cooma studio and replacement of
150 watt transmitter/receiver in the Nimmitabel Studio.
 Nimmitabel Rural Fire Service
 Volunteer Brigade
Safety container for fuel cell, solar pump and lighting providing
24hr usage away from main power.
 Cooma Men's Shed Inc. Purchase and installation of 6.5kW solar system
 Monaro Early Intervention Service Community Sensory Garden at the rear of MEIS premises
 CWA Nimmitabel Branch Restructure roof to meet standards and to join up to the existing
structure, bringing it back to the original façade. 
 Nimmitabel Advancement Group Repairs to Nimmitabel Community Centre
Stage 2 - repair veranda interior and flooring
Stage 3 - disable entry doors to main entrance
Stage 4 - Disable footpath to main entry
Final stage - 2 x new set of steps and landings
 Cooma Lions Club Maintenance of lawn/grass and trimming of hedges along the
creek at the Southern Cloud Memorial Park. 
 Country Education Foundation Annual Education Support Grant 
 Lions Club of Nimmitabel Funds to establish concrete pathway around Lake Williams
 Nimmitabel Public School Purchase of portable shelter structure; higher-quality, wind-tolerant
 Cooma Chamber of Commerce Purchase of a Chamber specific laptop and the relevant software
 Nimmitabel Show Society Purchase of a new computer and 20ft shipping container 

2019 Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund Recipients

Former Bombala LGA
 Organisation  Project   Funding
Creewah Rural Fire Brigade 24 volt electric fire hose reel for fire truck  $3,952.00
Management Committee Bombala
Exhibition Ground
New tables for hall and supper room  $7,871.54
Delegate Pony Club Cross country course in Delegate   $4,588.65
Delegate Presbyterian
Church Committee
Repairs and painting to exterior of the Church  $22,000.00
Rotary Club of Bombala Portable and accessible sanitary facilities   $38,984.00
St Joseph's School Community Council Re-fencing between school and deceased estate next door  $14,000.00
Delegate Progress Association Celebrate our Heritage Festival  $4,124.80

Former Cooma-Monaro LGA
 Organisation  Project  Funding
The Community Chest Incorporated Funding for Education Foundation  $4,000.00
Bredbo Cemetery Committee Toro timecutter lawnmower  $4,000.00
CWA Nimmitabel Branch Phase 3 of upgrade to front room extension with
 disabled access
Cooma Country Club Limited Replace existing lighs with LED lights  $6,465.00
Nimmitabel Advancement Group Nimmitabel Community Centre refurbishment  $28,204.00
Monaro Air Rifle Club New air conditioning unit  $3,300.00
Jerangle Peak View CWA New noticeboard sign  $6,256.65
Nimmitabel Show Society New grandstands for the Nimmitabel Showground  $14,178.00
Snowy Mountains MTB Club Upgrade to existing car park  $17,648.00
Cooma Little Theatre Improve access to theatre, improve car park lighting
and new fire doors
Nimmitabel Campdraft Association Build permanent laneway to establish cattleyards
at the Nimmitable Showground
Michelago Region Community Association Painting and replacement of external woodwork at
historic Michelago Railway
Monaro District Cricket Association  New cricket pitch roller  $10,000.00
Lifegate Church Cooma Funding for Easter Egg Hunt April 2020  $1,000.00
Nimmitabel Team Sorting Annual Team Sorting Event  $10,000.00