Steph Cooke and members of the Ganmain Showground land management committee stand outside on grass and hold a large cheque.

Ganmain’s Showground and Pony Club have received a boost from the NSW Government, with a $32,928 grant announced today to build a shed and buy a lawn mower.

The Member for Cootamundra awarded the grant from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund for the Showground Land Manager.

Ms Cooke said the new equipment and infrastructure would improve the experience of the showground’s users and volunteers.

“Undercover shelter is rarely more important than on a hot day like today, so I know the Ganmain Pony Club community will be excited to have this new storage and shelter shed,” Ms Cooke said.

“The volunteers here work tirelessly to maintain this fantastic community space so I am delighted this will be made easier with the new mower.”

“Congratulations to Ganmain and I look forward to seeing these new assets in use.”

Ganmain Showground Land Manager Board Member and Show Society President Stephen Hatty said the funding was very welcome.

“The mower is going to be an asset for us and will help maintain the grounds a lot easier. This is going to save us a lot of transportation and volunteer time,” Mr Hatty said.

“The shed will be used by the Pony Club for storage and give them an undercover viewing area, which will help the parents and guardians coming along to watch.”

“It’s great to know this money is coming our way to help keep our show in business and support our volunteers.”