NSW council showgrounds in line for upgrades

NSW councils will be provided with $25 million to rebuild or refurbish up 171 local showgrounds as part of the State Government’s Covid-19 stimulus package.

In addition, $9 million has been earmarked for the Stronger Communities Cluster to accelerate minor projects and maintenance on assets such as regional courthouses and correctional facilities.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said nearly $46 million of the more than $100 million included in the stimulus package will go towards expanding plantation nurseries to boost production and infrastructure repairs in state forests.

About $20 million of the package will go towards minor projects and maintenance of housing for Indigenous communities.

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) has welcomed the extra funding, with President Linda Scott saying the maintenance funding package will benefit councils by improving council-run showgrounds as well as creating and maintaining much-needed jobs.

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