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Taree Showground to be upgraded

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The Taree showground will be upgraded thanks to a significant investment from the NSW Government.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Crown Lands will invest more than $158,000 to upgrade infrastructure and improve the showground’s ability to service the community of Taree.

“Showgrounds are multi-use facilities at the heart of local communities and are used for everything from agricultural shows, rodeos and horse clubs to festivals, caravans and camping, and sport and recreation events,” Mr Anderson said.

“Investing in showgrounds improves the safety, use and condition of local infrastructure while stimulating regional economies with work for trades and suppliers.”

Taree Showground is a community asset owned in trust by Manning River Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

The showground funding will be used to replace a dilapidated shed providing a new venue for showground users including school camps, markets and other community events.

It will also enable Taree Showground to be a base for emergency services and shelter residents and animals during a natural disaster.

The funding is part of $415,667 allocated to support local reserves and community facilities across the Myall Lakes region from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Taree Showground announcement by Minister
(L to R) Dianna Maloney, Trevor Robinson, Jane Davis, Tanya Thompson and Minister Anderson at Taree Showground.