While work continues on new perimeter fencing at Dubbo Showground, Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announced a further $544,790 for upgrade work at the complex under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.
Mr Saunders said Dubbo Showground will get upgrades to improve its facilities and infrastructure while supporting local workers.
“Our local showgrounds are multi-use community hubs so it’s terrific to see this further investment in infrastructure upgrades to keep them safe and functional for future generations,” Mr Saunders said.
“Showgrounds provide facilities for agricultural shows and a wide range of community groups, and it is great to see the work currently being undertaken at the Dubbo Showground.
“This latest funding will see Dubbo Showground get $544,790 for the creation of the Pavilion Piazza through refurbishment of the current Ray Clarke and Centenary pavilions to create a multi-purpose event space.
“This follows the previous allocation of $606,788 for Dubbo Showground in earlier rounds of the program to construct horse stables, an amenities block and equestrian arena, as well as the installation of automatic security gates, boundary fence security and landscaping, which we’re currently seeing happen. “That means that as a government we have invested about $1.15 million into this showground, which not only improves the amenity but it provides a boost to local businesses and workers who are involved in these projects.”