Three showgrounds share $332,308 in stimulus upgrades

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has congratulated Woodenbong, Tenterfield and Kyogle showground managers on sharing in $332,308 worth of funding under Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus Funding program announced today (Thursday, 22 October).

Thursday, 22 October 2020.

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has congratulated Woodenbong, Tenterfield and Kyogle showground managers on sharing in $332,308 worth of funding under Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus Funding program announced today (Thursday, 22 October).

Ms Saffin said the big winners were the local communities of Woodenbong, Tenterfield and Kyogle who would benefit from grants for larger projects to improve showground facilities and generate work for local tradies and suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our showgrounds are central meeting places for local communities and they host events that showcase the best and brightest of our talents and goods and wares,” Ms Saffin said.

“Showground managers have been sweating on a Phase 2 funding announcement, and now that it has finally come through, successful recipients can get cracking on these much-needed community infrastructure projects.”

Successful Phase 2 grant recipients and projects include:

  • Woodenbong Showground: Upgrade surface of ring/arena $126,830; extend northern end of pavilion and undercover area & install bar area and storage room $121,570; install power boxes (mushrooms) for campers $7,648.
  • Tenterfield Showground: Fabrication and installation of bucking chutes $33,000; refurbishment of horse stables $22,000.
  • Kyogle Showground: Install and upgrade installation, lining, painting and electrical work to canteen facilities $21,260.

Ms Saffin also noted that Nimbin Showground had been successful in an earlier Phase 1B funding announcement of the program with a $41,800 grant to install a concrete pathway linking amenities blocks.

Ms Saffin said the $25-million Showground Stimulus Funding program, rolling out over two financial years, is part of the NSW Government’s $2.3-billion Health and Economic Stimulus Package (COVID-19 Stimulus).

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