Phillip Walmsley, Rob Ricketts, Stanley Hazel, Steph Cooke MP, Mo Simpson and Jeff Richardson hold a large cheque and stand in front of a power pole.
Phillip Walmsley, Rob Ricketts, Stanley Hazel, Steph Cooke MP, Mo Simpson and Jeff Richardson

The Grenfell Showground will be replacing its electrical infrastructure thanks to $438,204 from the NSW Government.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF) grant today, which joins $51,475 from two previous allocations from the Showground Stimulus program for upgrades to the pavilion.

Ms Cooke said the NSW Government was partnering with the Grenfell Showground Land Managers to transform the community asset.

“This is a substantial funding announcement and will have a huge impact not only on the Showground and its users, but on the local economy and jobs with this work being undertaken by a local contractor,” Ms Cooke said.

“This funding means an enormous amount of work can take place at the Showground, in addition to the improvements to the pavilion from the showground stimulus program, helping this fantastic community space be fit for the future.”  

“A huge congratulations to the Grenfell Showground Land Managers for a fantastic grant application. I can’t wait to see the finished work.”

Secretary of the Grenfell Showground Land Managers Lisa Eastaway said the funding was a game changer for the showground. 

“I am ecstatic, and everyone else is really excited too, never in my wildest dreams did I think we could get this work done,” Ms Eastaway said.

“This funding makes our showground sustainable and is setting it up for the future. It’s also a work health and safety issue – we are talking out all of the power poles and moving all the power lines will be under ground. We are using a local contractor too so we are supporting local business.”