Nowra Show Society has welcomed a funding boost for the upgrade of the Nowra Showground.
The $919,105 is part of the NSW Government’s Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism fund and will allow Shoalhaven Council to undertake an extensive works at the showground.
Enhancements to Nowra Showground facilities include fencing around the cattle judging yard, upgraded and increased seating including accessible seating and pathways, drainage and guttering to improve environmental outcomes, cattle ramp improvements, construction of a judging room/office, a kitchen upgrade to cater for events; and amenities blocks – one upgraded block and one new block including disability access and showers.
The recent funding announcement comes on top of $188,613 announced in September 2018 to fully fund the installation of new lighting on the added area of the Nowra Showground and upgrade power boards across the facility.
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock made the announcement on Tuesday, January 22.
“The project will be underway over the next two years and once complete will support a number of growing niche agricultural events that will support tourism on the South Coast, attract visitors and create local jobs,” Mrs Hancock said.
“Never before have we seen investment like this into our iconic and historic Nowra Showground.
“It is an asset to the local community and the region and we must ensure that it remains in the best condition, competitive against other major event venues and able to be enjoyed by all.
“I congratulate the Nowra Show Society, in particular former president Wendy Woodward and incumbent president Tom Cochrane for their dedication, commitment and perseverance. I thank them for working closely with me to ensure we could help achieve this fantastic outcome for the community.”