Jone Pavelic, Steph Cooke MP, Raymond Walker and Rick Firman stand in front of the Secretary's Office at the Temora showground.
Jone Pavelic, Steph Cooke MP, Raymond Walker and Rick Firman

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today awarded $102,916 to the Temora Showground Land Manager from the NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.

Ms Cooke said the funding would be used to improve the safety, use and condition of the Temora Showground’s infrastructure and support jobs in the local economy.

“This is a fantastic investment not only in to the Temora Showground but in to local jobs and the economy,” Ms Cooke said.

“This funding is so well deserved by the Showground, it will be fantastic to see these improvements enjoyed by the community.”

The Temora Showground upgrade work will include:

  • $54,956 to upgrade the supper room kitchen, roof, guttering and drainage repairs and install air conditioning.
  • $47,960 to replace the kiosk and bar area.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the local showgrounds are among 153 across the state getting stimulus funding this financial year.

“The showground stimulus program is generating economic activity in local economies impacted by COVID-19 while supporting the long term sustainability of showgrounds right across NSW,” Minister Pavey said.

“Showgrounds are community hubs and multi-use facilities and these projects will improve safety and enhance community enjoyment by providing upgraded facilities to support a range of uses.”

The NSW Government has allocated a further $10.77 million to its showground stimulus program bringing the total to $35.77 million across the state.

$23.27 million is being allocated this financial year to support showground upgrades and a further $12.5 million will be spent next financial year.

These works will help maintain the momentum on NSW efforts to lead the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19.