Steph Cooke and Dennis Palmer stand in front of the amenities building at the Cootamundra Showground.
Steph Cooke and Dennis Palmer at the Cootamundra Showground.

The Cootamundra Showground will be undergoing upgrades thanks to the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke awarded a $35,000 grant from the program to upgrade toilet amenities, which will include new painting, tiling, fixtures and upgrades to the accessible toilets.

Ms Cooke said she was pleased the showground had received a second grant from the stimulus program, which previously invested $153,203 in electrical upgrades, installing a new solar system, LED lighting and maintenance of the luncheon pavilion.

“This work will improve the experience of all showground users and is a welcome injection in to the local economy,” Ms Cooke said.

“Our showgrounds are important community spaces and work like this ensures they can continue to be enjoyed.”

“The NSW Government is working hard to make our regional communities stronger and help them bounce back.”

Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council Facilities Manager Andrew Brock said the grant was a welcomed boost.

“These upgrades will give the showground a fresh update, better facilities for showground campers and users,” Mr Brock said.

“Currently we’ve got lots of grey nomads, the Pony Club, vintage cars, the RDA, the show society and a wide range of people using the showground. This work will help freshen up the amenities block they all use.”