Gosford Showground is to be given a $19,000 spruce up courtesy of a State Government grant.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding would go towards grounds improvements and vegetation work.
“When COVID-19 hit, it forced the postponement or cancellation of major events and activities that showgrounds rely upon for their income,” Crouch said.
“That’s why the NSW Government is allocating $19,000 to clear and remove dead trees and undergrowth at Gosford Showground.
“This will improve the appearance and condition of the Showground ready for its future reopening and will also support local tradies.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said Gosford was one of 137 showgrounds across NSW that would benefit from the first tranche of funding.
“Showgrounds today are multi-use facilities for a range of activities including agricultural shows, rodeos and horse clubs to farmers markets, festivals, camping, Men’s Sheds, sporting events and cultural events,” Martin said.
“Showgrounds are at the heart of communities including serving as evacuation centres during bushfire and flood so the NSW Government is working to keep them in good shape.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the funding was part of $25M to be spent over two years to improve showgrounds across the state.
Media release, May 29
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch