Boorowa Showground Set to Improve Thanks to $1 Million Grant

Approved for release by: Anthony McMahon

Date for release: 3 May 2016

Media Contact: Wendy Tuckerman

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Boorowa Showground Set to Improve thanks to $1 million Grant

On Thursday 28 April 2016, Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Member for Goulburn Pru Goward were in Boorowa to announce that Boorowa Council has been successful in securing a $1 million grant from the NSW Government for improvements at the Boorowa Showground.

Council made the application under the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program, a highly competitive program with only $8m total available under the current round.

According to Boorowa Council Mayor Wendy Tuckerman the news was highly welcomed. “We were obviously extremely excited with the news and it is a credit to Council staff for putting together such a high quality application with a strong level of community user group support” she said.

The project will have both local and regional benefit for a variety of different users. “The improvements will allow us to strengthen existing events and continue to attract regional and state sporting and recreational events” said Mayor Tuckerman.

The total project cost is $2.2m with $100,000 being provided by the Bendigo Community Bank and Council contributing the remainder of the budget. The current improvements are part of a larger Showground Master plan that Council developed in partnership with its Showground user group committee.

The centerpiece of the current project is a new amenities and clubhouse building between the two existing football fields. The new facility will incorporate change rooms, toilets and showers, canteen, storage and an upstairs bar and viewing area.

“We are excited to be able to complete the new building and have already commenced some of the other aspects of the project including access and drainage improvements along Ballyryan Road, removal of the old sheep yards and race track improvements” said Mayor Tuckerman.

“This project will cover a diverse range of components with the next step to now review and refine plans in consultation with our user groups so that we can look to get on with construction as early as possible” she said.