Cwth lifts support for ag shows by a further $15.4m

New funding of $15.4 million has been earmarked for a second round of the oversubscribed Agricultural Shows Development Grant Program.

The new funding to support show societies to upgrade or repair showground infrastructure follows an initial disbursement of $20 million in 2019-20.

Announcing the new funding this week, Federal Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said agricultural shows generate $1 billion for regional Australia in economic benefits.

“They’re supported by around 50,000 volunteers, and most importantly, they play an important role in the social and economic fabric of regional Australia.

“[These grants] will provide regional communities with the opportunity to make showground facilities safe, attractive, and accessible for showground users and visitors,” Mr Littleproud said.