Pat Foley, Steph Cooke MP, Col Randall, Peter Commens and Phil Cummins stand in the Lord Pavilion. They hold a large cheque and smile at the camera.
Pat Foley, Steph Cooke MP, Col Randall, Peter Commens and Phil Cummins in the Lord Pavilion

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $313,216 for the Junee Showground from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

$302,716 has been awarded to renovate the Lord Pavilion, construct a new toilet block, and replace water pipes, with an additional $10,500 for Junee Showground to build a ladies change room.

Ms Cooke said the funds were an investment in future events at the Showground.

“While 2020 might not be the year we get to attend events and shows, this substantial investment is a boost to local jobs, the economy and creating facilities that are fit for purpose,” Ms Cooke said.

“Congratulations to the showground land manager and the community.”

Peter Commens from the Junee Showground Management Trust said he was delighted with the funding.

“This funding means everything. We’ve battling with the old pavilion and the toilet block, its used by date was probably 10-15 years ago,” Mr Commens said. “This funding will mean the Pavilion can be used for other events. If there is a plus with COVID-19 it’s given us that bit of extra time to get the work done, do it properly and get everything ready for 2021.”