More funding for Gosford Showground

The State Government is set to spend $58,850 on a new driveway entrance for Gosford Showground as part of a COVID-19 stimulus package.

The move follows an announcement in June that the government will spend $19,000 to clear and remove dead trees and undergrowth across the site.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the new funding would go towards extending an existing driveway from the site on to Showground Road.

“Gosford Showground hosts major events and activities and this upgrade will improve the safety, use and condition of its infrastructure,” Crouch said.

“With COVID-19 causing higher levels of unemployment, I am really pleased that this injection of $58,850 will also support local jobs.”

Member of the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, said Gosford is one of 153 showgrounds in NSW to receive stimulus funding this financial year.

“The showground stimulus program is generating economic activity in local economies impacted by COVID-19 while supporting the long-term sustainability of showgrounds right across NSW,” Martin said.

“Showgrounds are community hubs and multi-use facilities and these projects will improve safety and enhance community enjoyment by providing upgraded facilities to support a range of uses.”

The State Government has allocated a further $10.8M to its showground stimulus program, bringing the total to $35.8M across NSW.

These works will help maintain the momentum on efforts to recover from COVID-19.

Media release, Jun29
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch