NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has celebrated over $350,000 in funding from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund for four projects across the Myall Lakes.

The fund supports Crown reserve managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives.

Mr Bromhead said this funding will benefit the community, boost our local economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our towns and villages.

“It’s great to announce over $270,000 for the Bulahdelah Showground, this funding will be welcomed by the committee and community at large,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Works to be carried out will include upgrades to fencing, and pavilions, amenities and to the Jack Ireland oval which will make a real difference.”

“The Bulahdelah Showground is an important focal point for community events and celebrations, and with these works will be for many years to come.”

This year the Nationals in Government have invested $16.5 million into Crown reserves, including 314 projects across regional communities.

Projects funded across the Myall Lakes in this round are:

  • $150,000 towards the refurbishment and extension of the amenities block and change rooms at the Bulahdelah Showground and Jack Ireland Sports field.
  • $121,061 to go to constructing a new multipurpose pavilion and upgrading the perimeter fence at Bulahdelah Showground.
  • $92,250 will be spent upgrading the building frame and flooring at Taree Showground and the safe replacement of old asbestos lined poultry cages with new cages.
  • $7,093 towards repairs to driveway and tennis club at the Mount George Recreation Reserve, as well as a new water tank installed for toilets.
  • $7,237 to controlling weeds including bitou, lantana and asparagus in the Manning Entrance State Park which is home to significant native vegetation and is an important habitat for many species of native animals and plants.