Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced more than $380,000 for upgrade work at three local showgrounds under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.
Mr Saunders said Dubbo, Narromine and Tomingley showgrounds will get upgrades to improve their facilities and infrastructure while supporting local work.
“It’s fantastic to report that the stimulus program will back more improvement works in the region while supporting jobs and the economy,” Mr Saunders said.
“Our regional communities will benefit from better showground facilities and stronger infrastructure that can serve generations into the future.
“We realise that showgrounds are important places in regional centres, and during normal times they are meeting places for people from all parts of the community.”
Latest funding allocations include:
- $289,788 for Dubbo Showground to construct horse stables, an amenities block and equestrian arena to boost event hosting opportunities and improve safety and animal welfare.
- $56,696 for Narromine Showground to construct a steel storage shed to maintain and secure equipment for the showground and its user groups.
- $36,000 for Tomingley Racecourse to undertake repairs to the secretary’s office to improve safety for building users.
“This latest funding follows over $554,000 in upgrade work funded last financial year under the stimulus program at Dubbo, Mudgee, Trangie and Gulgong showgrounds,” Mr Saunders said.
The COVID-19 stimulus program has now allocated a total of $35.77 million to showground improvement projects across the state.