More Showground funding for Moama Recreation Reserve

Murray River Council has been successful in obtaining a grant of $103,500 from the NSW Government’s Showground Stimulus Funding Program towards perimeter fencing at the Moama Recreation Reserve’s Main Oval and Jack Eddy Oval.

This is in addition to the $65,000 recently awarded for amenities upgrades at Jack Eddy and Brick Alley Ovals under the same program.

Council was allocated the extra funds after additional funding was made available to the program from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Stimulus Package.

The new works will see the installation of new perimeter fencing around the ovals following the removal of the existing fencing that has fallen into a state of disrepair.

Murray River Council Mayor, Cr Chris Bilkey said the new fencing will ensure the safety of showground users and visitors.

“The Recreation Reserve is the focal point for community activity and events in Moama so it’s vital that we continue to invest in maintaining all assets that add to the experience for users.”

“The funding is a welcome boost that will enable us to deliver further improvements at the Reserve,” he said.

NSW Government Upper House MP Wes Fang said the NSW Government’s COVID-19 showground stimulus program was supporting upgrades to improve the safety, use and condition of showground infrastructure and support jobs in local economies.

“When COVID-19 hit it forced the postponement or cancellation of agricultural shows and many activities that showgrounds rely on for their income,” Mr Fang said.

“This investment by the NSW Government is providing a boost for local showgrounds and the communities they serve by supporting tradies and suppliers with work and strengthening showground infrastructure for the future.”

The work will commence in the coming month, with completion expected by October 2020.