Bill West, Emma Whitechurch, Steph Cooke MP and Michael Hunter lean on shovels that have scraped in to the earth.
Bill West, Emma Whitechurch, Steph Cooke MP and Michael Hunter break ground on the new poultry shed.

Ground has been broken on the Bribbaree Show Society’s new Poultry Shed.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke turned the sod on the new infrastructure, which has been funded through a $110,000 grant from Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Ms Cooke said the shed would be an important upgrade for the showground.

“This has been a long-desired project for the Bribbaree Showground since the original shed was damaged in a storm, and I am so happy to be breaking ground on it,” Ms Cooke said.

“This is a great community project for the Bribbaree community which will be purpose-built for the show society and the Bribbaree community’s needs.”

Bribbaree Show Society Secretary Emma Whitechurch said she was delighted the project was underway.

“It’s so exciting we are getting this shed, this will be a benefit the whole community, not just the Show Society, because we will be able to hold poultry auctions and things like that,” Ms Whitechurch said.

“It’s fantastic we have received this grant and it is wonderful to know the Government sees this is a beneficial project, that just means so much to us.”

“We are so grateful to Steph for being instrumental not just in the poultry shed but so much of the infrastructure in the grounds that we have been able to secure.”