Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announcing funding at Ariah Park Showground to complete some upgrades.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke at Ariah Park Showground with (From L/R) Tom Pursehouse, Maureen Pursehouse, John Harris, Bill Dunn, Ken Haddrill, Ian Sherwood, Lindsay Bromfield and Rita Bromfield.  

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today visited Ariah Park Showground to announce funding for some much-need upgrades.

The $144,950 was secured for Ariah Park Showground Land Manager as part of the NSW Government’s $16.5 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Ms Cooke joined Ariah Park Showground Land Manager Secretary Treasurer Maureen Pursehouse, as well as a number of representatives from the community to mark the occasion.

“This is an incredibly exciting day for Ariah Park as we move one step closer to being able enjoy the upgraded facilities here at the Showground,” Ms Cooke said.

“The funding will be used to install a new luncheon pavilion, which will prove beneficial to a number of groups who use the facility.

 “A completely new kitchen and secretary’s office will also be delivered as part of this project, which is fantastic news.

“With the community hit hard by drought, this brand new facility will help lift the morale of the community, especially for those who visit and volunteer for events.”  

Ariah Park Showground Land Manager Secretary Treasurer Maureen Pursehouse said the project is welcomed news for the community.

“Throughout the year, we have a number of events held at the Showground including the Mary Gilmore Music Festival and the BNS Ball, which is a great attraction for people from far and wide,” Mrs Pursehouse said.

“Not only will the upgrades benefit the Show Society – particularly during Show season – but it will be a boost for all the other hirers who will be able to use the new facilities.”

For more information, visit https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif