Over $1-million in Federal-State assistance for Stroud Showground
Over $100,000 in funding committed by the Federal Coalition towards the upgrade of facilities at Stroud Showground during the Federal Election will be delivered as promised, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said today.
Dr Gillespie said the funds were in addition to more than $1-million in Federal and State Government disaster relief funding announced today by the Australian and NSW Governments.
“During the election campaign I met with members of the Stroud Showground Committee to discuss the disaster relief submission. Separate to this submission, I announced that a re-elected Coalition Government would provide $100,000 in Federal funding to undertake further work at the showground including a rebuild of the poultry pavilion,” Dr Gillespie said.
Today, the Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced over $1 million in disaster funding to support the restoration of Stroud Showground following the extensive damage caused by a major weather event in April 2015.
The assistance is part of the Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Dr Gillespie said over 80 local community groups utilise Stroud Showground.
“Major damage was caused to the swimming pool and sporting areas as a result of last year’s storm and I am delighted the Commonwealth and State Governments have been able to deliver the funds necessary to restore the showground’s facilities so that the community can once again enjoy and maximise the use of it’s facilities,” he added.