Funding windfall for Deniliquin Showgrounds

Published on 29 June 2021

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Edward River Council mayor Cr. Norm Brennan said Council is delighted with the recent funding allocation by the NSW State Government of $1,650,775 under the Crown Lands showground stimulus funding program.

“We were thrilled to receive the news from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment that our application for four new projects at Memorial Park had been successful,” Cr. Brennan said.

“This is the second round of funding we have received from the NSW Government. The first resulted in the fantastic new fence, seating and a new carpark.

“This second round will see new sealed access roads, more car parking, kerb and guttering, a new toilet block and facilities and an extension to the club rooms used by the Deniliquin Netball Association and the Cricket Club,” he said.

“It is substantially more funding and much needed to upgrade our facilities there.”

Projects include: 

  • Construction of a new designated sealed access roads, kerb and gutter and carparks between the ovals ($792,000.00 incl. GST
  • Construction of new access roadway and formal carparking to the Eastern side of the reserve. ($276,925.00 incl. GST)
  • Demolition and construction of a new toilet block and facilities ($168,850.00 incl. GST)
  • Construction of an extension to the club rooms utilised by the Netball association and cricket clubs adjacent to oval 3. ($413,000.00 incl. GST)

 

Upper House MP Wes Fang said the latest allocations under the COVID-19 showground stimulus program bring the total funding for the Murray region under the program to more than $5.9 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 Fang 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.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said a total of $72.47 million had now been allocated to 892 projects at 189 showgrounds, after five rounds of the stimulus program.

“In 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.”

 

Media inquiries:     Tiffany Carroll, ERC Communications Advisor tel. 0437 245 196.

 

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