Ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open upgrades at the Murrumburrah Showground.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is joined by community representatives to officially open the upgrades at Murrumburrah Showground.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined members of the Murrumburrah Harden community to mark the completion of a major electrical upgrade at Murrumburrah Showground, and also opened the new toilet and shower facilities.

Ms Cooke joined representatives from the Murrumburrah Showground Land Managers Board, State Emergency Services, Murrumburrah Harden Hospital Auxiliary, Murrumburrah Harden Show Society, Harden Pony Club, Hilltops Council and other community members to mark the occasion.

Of the funding received for this project, $326,690 was secured through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for the amenities block.

“This is an incredibly exciting day for Murrumburrah Harden as we officially open the refurbished facilities for this important community venue,” Ms Cooke said.

“The new amenities block, which is complete with toilets, showers and facilities for users with disabilities, replaces a completely inadequate structure that was in a dilapidated condition.”

Another $266,350 was secured through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund to remove overhead power cables and install new cabling underground.

Murrumburrah Showground Land Managers Chair Jim Ryan said the completion of the electrical work is a win for the site.

“The Showground is used all year round by 10 community groups and large numbers of visiting caravans from across the country” Mr Ryan said.

“Now we have a safer site with better emergency management capability which, alongside the upgraded amenities block, will facilitate a wide range of events and a better camping experience for those travelling through this region.”