NSW Nationals Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole is making sure his local communities get their fair share of funding, even as he works to improve road safety across the state.

Mr Toole went into bat for local show societies in his Bathurst Electorate, securing funding as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package.

“I’m helping our volunteers prepare our showgrounds for the next big show event,” Mr Toole said.

“Here’s how shows just in Blayney alone are receiving support.”

? $122,784 for Blayney Showground for boundary fencing and signage and provision of parking in the overnight area for livestock transport vehicles.

? $95,040 will go to Blayney Showground for road improvement works

? $59,135 for Carcoar Showground to upgrade its shearing and holding pens

? $33,000 for Neville Showground to install a new playground an kitchen upgrades

This is great news for communities right across the Bathurst electorate, because when COVID-19 hit, it forced the postponement or cancellation of the annual agricultural show and the many activities that showgrounds and their committees rely on for their income.

Mr Toole recognises our showgrounds play an important role at the heart of our communities and we all welcome this further investment into these important community assets.