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Nowra Showground enhancement project commences

Nowra Showground enhancement project commences
September 12, 2019

Shoalhaven City Council has announced that the first sod on the Nowra Showground Enhancements project has been turned. The project will see facilities of the Nowra Showground and the Horse and Cattle Precinct upgraded to attract further events and visitors to the region.

The NSW Government have pledged more than $900 000 to the project, as part of their  Restart NSW Regional Growth: Environment and Tourism Fund.

Mayor Amanda Findley believes this upgrade will grow Nowra’s agricultural reputation in the industry: “I would firstly like to thank the State Government for their significant contribution to the project, along with Council’s contribution, it will go a long way to ensuring that this unique and special facility is enhanced for the future.

“The enhancement project will allow for existing Cattle Exhibitions to expand while hopefully enticing other breeds/livestock to come to our region to use these facilities.

“The South Coast Beef Producers collaborated with the Nowra Show Society and approached Council to apply for funding to upgrade this important piece of Nowra’s history.”

This year the South Coast Beef Producers held its second annual School Steer Spectacular at the Showgrounds which was attended by 300 students and their teachers with the aim of introducing young people to agricultural employment opportunities.

Mayor Findley added: “The project will also include an upgrade to amenities to ensure they meet the objectives of inclusive tourism.

“It has been a pleasure to work collaboratively with the Nowra Show Society, South Coast Beef and NSW Holstein to achieve this fantastic outcome.”

The project is projected to be completed in late 2020.

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