Wee Waa Showground is set to benefit from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package and receive $28,853 to resheet roadways.

NSW Upper House MP Sam Farraway recently announced $332,511 in further improvement works to local showgrounds.

Mr Farraway said Wee Waa, Wilcannia, Nyngan, Walgett, Binnaway and Dunedoo showground have been approved for upgrade work to improve the ‘safety, use and condition’ of their infrastructure and support jobs in the regional economy.

“Our showgrounds play an important role at the heart of our
communities so I welcome this further investment by the NSW Government,” Mr Farraway said.

“These upgrades will improve the safety, use and condition of showground infrastructure for future generations while supporting tradies and material suppliers.

“This latest work follows the announcement last month of $1.19 million in upgrades for 12 other showgrounds at Bourke, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo, Lake Cargelligo, Mendooran, Narrabri, Nyngan, Tooraweenah, Tullibigeal, Walgett and Wee Waa,” said Mr Farraway.

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.”

“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.”

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