Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced the NSW Government will contribute $13,681 towards important upgrades at Gunnedah Showground.
The funding is part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund program.
Mr Anderson said the funding will assist Gunnedah Shire Council to install electrical infrastructure to address power supply and work health safety issues.
“State-owned public reserves play an important role in our communities and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring these reserves continue to provide social and economic benefits to the people of NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“This funding will directly benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of Gunnedah.”
Gunnedah Show Society President Rob Witts said “The Gunnedah Show Society would like to thank the local Council and the State Government for the funding for the electricity for the new stable block.”
“This will also be a better power source for the Showground and allow for lights and power outlets in the new stables.”
Acting Director Infrastructure Services Ed Paas said “The project will deliver improved permanent and increased power supply to new and existing infrastructure, which will benefit all facility users, as well as addressing WHS issues, such as lighting.”
“The project is part of Council’s plan to manage infrastructure and other assets to optimise value to the community.”
Council is aiming to complete the upgrade in time for this year’s pony camp.
Photo Caption: Kevin Anderson, Deputy Mayor Gae Swain, Gunnedah Show Society President Rob Witts, Acting Director Infrastructure Services Edward Paas and Manager Public Facilities Geoff Phillips.
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