The NSW Government will provide $8,211 for upgrades at Trangie Showground as part of the latest round of the COVID-19 showground stimulus program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the latest allocations are part of $16.7 million in funding being distributed statewide, and bring the total funding for the region under the program to more than $1.4 million.
“Local showgrounds are multi-use facilities used for a variety of activities such as agricultural shows, rodeos and horse clubs, markets, festivals, men’s sheds, sport and recreation, and caravanning and camping,” Mr Saunders said.
“During bushfires and floods, many also serve as emergency centres for residents, animals, firefighters and other support services, so we want them in good shape.
“This round of funding includes $8,211 for Trangie Showground for groundworks including drainage for the main grassed area at the showground and racecourse, and for turf replacement.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said a total of $72.47 million has now been allocated to 892 projects at 189 showgrounds, after five rounds of the stimulus program.
“As part of this latest round, $16.7 million has been provided for 97 projects at 46 showgrounds in NSW,” Mrs Pavey said.
“These investments will ensure showgrounds can continue to serve their communities for many years to come, while building a stronger and safer regional NSW.
“Showground upgrades improve the quality of community infrastructure while stimulating local economies, with work for tradies and materials suppliers.”