The Narromine Showground is set for a watery upgrade thanks to the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has announced $46,093 to upgrade the water reticulation system at the showground.
“The Narromine Showground is the much-loved home of the Narromine Turf Club, Narromine Pony Club and, of course, the Narromine Agricultural Society,” Mr Saunders said.
“In challenging times, like drought or COVID-19, people want to come together, and crown reserves like the showground provide a place for them to do just that.
“I want to commend the Narromine Shire Council for securing the funding for this project, which is in line with its overall Plan of Management for this vital community asset.”
Narromine Shire Council general manager Jane Redden welcomed the funding.
“The dedicated funding will go towards improving the water supply and quality to the Narromine Showground precinct,” Ms Redden said.
Crown land covers around 34 million hectares, or 42 per cent of NSW, with about 35,000 Crown reserves that accommodate parks, community halls, nature areas, showgrounds, sporting facilities, camping areas and walking tracks.