Across the Cootamundra electorate, 43 community projects have made the shortlist for state government funding as voting opened this week.
The projects include Illabo Showground's pavilion upgrade, Junee's regional adventure park, a heritage train base in partnership with Lachlan Valley Railway Society, a mobile stage and outdoor event set up, the Lions Club paper shed revitalisation and a junior golf program in collaboration with Junee High School.
With up to $270,000 available to each electorate, the local area can boast a high chance of grabbing some dollars when compared to the Wagga electorate where only 23 projects have been listed.
"A lot of the projects would benefit the whole community," said Nicholas Pyers, who is the driving force behind the mobile stage project.
"Cootamundra is the fourth biggest electorate in the state in terms of size and how many towns. I'd like to see the whole electorate helped by these projects.
"When I looked at the list, I thought, 'everything is worthwhile, but some of them will help the whole electorate'.
Mr Pyers pointed out the strategic layout of the electorate with Junee as its southern end and Cowra at the north.
"West Wyalong's events trailer [project] is a basic set up of equipment that we'd usually be borrowing from all over the place, some from the high school, some from the theatre, it gets messy.
"Cowra's connected community van is similar to [Junee's] mobile stage and it's at the furthest north, so if we're both operating we could cover the entire electorate's needs.
"The driver training course in Temora is really aimed at the entire electorate. For us, Temora isn't that far away and they can get their hours up by driving there and back. Plus, it gives the entire electorate safer roads with better drivers on it.
"Junee is, of course, my focus, but looking at the diversity, they're all very worthwhile projects. Nothing is a waste of time or money, honestly, if I had my way everything would be funded."
Anyone over the age of 16 who has a Services NSW account can now caste their votes online at mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au.
Each voter can allocate a one-to-five preference on projects in the electorate, with preferences corresponding to points given.
"I love that the voting is open to people aged 16 and above, it means that the youth gets to have a say in the future of their towns," said Mr Pyers.
"You only need to number one to three, but I would encourage everyone to use all five, because that one point might be what a project needs to get the funding."
A breakdown of each project is available on the shortlist website with further explanations to be included in next week's issue of The Junee Southern Cross.
Voting will close in the last week of August.