Steph Cooke MP, Megan Honner, Gail Commens, Trevor Allenby, Martin Honner, Eli Honner and Phil Cummins stand in front of a light brick counter and metal roller doors at the Junee Showground.
Steph Cooke MP, Megan Honner, Gail Commens, Trevor Allenby, Martin Honner, Eli Honner and Phil Cummins at the Junee Showground.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced funding from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund for the Junee Showground.

A $23,204 grant from the NSW Government will be utilised to improve food preparation areas and install a screen for the Showground’s pavilion.

Ms Cooke said it was the latest instalment of support from the NSW Government for the important community asset.

“Showgrounds are the heart of many of our small communities and are utilised by many local groups and events. It’s so important their facilities are maintained and improved,” Ms Cooke said.

“These improvements at the Junee Showground will make this great space even more versatile and appealing for users, which will be a boost for the entire community.”

Chairman of the Trustees Martin Honner said the improvements will benefit everyone using the showground.

“This grant means we can bring our food preparation areas up to industry and acceptable standards, which makes these areas easier to clean and creates a better experience for those who use the pavilion. Some of our facilities are more than 40 years old,” Mr Honner said.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have received this funding. We are in charge of this ageing infrastructure and we are trying to get the maximum return for every dollar of funding possible.

“These upgrades are going to help attract even more users and community groups to the showground.”