$101,200 SECURED TO COMPLETE MOREE SHOWGROUND’S PERIMETER FENCING

$101,200 SECURED TO COMPLETE MOREE SHOWGROUND’S PERIMETER FENCING

Moree Show Society President Brendan Munn, left, and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall give the funding news the big thumbs up.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

THE old corrugated iron perimeter fence at the Moree Showground will soon be no more thanks to a $101,200 grant from the NSW Government, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall met with Moree Show Society President Brendan Munn last week to deliver the good news and discuss plans to construct the new security fence, completing the work started 18 months ago, which saw approximately half the old iron replaced with new sleek and secure security fencing.

“I’m really pleased that this grant will allow the remainder of the old perimeter fencing to be complete replaced, securing the entire showground,” Mr Marshall said.

“The old fence is not only an eyesore, the corrugated sheets of iron are not secure and presents a risk to the public.

“People try to gain entry to the showgrounds through the loose panels and there is potential for them to injure themselves and do damage to showground buildings and the property of tourists who camp there overnight.

“It was built a long time ago and the new security fence will definitely improve the aesthetics of the general area and improve the ability of the showground to provide complete security for events and campers.”

Mr Marshall said the grant built on the $83,000 previously allocated to remove and replace a little under have the old fencing and the significant volunteer work of the Show Society to improve the condition of buildings at the showground.

“The Show Society have been flat out revamping the old stable blocks, installing new toilets and upgrading the grandstand and other structures,” Mr Marshall said.

“The Moree Showground is much-loved and a really well used community facility and I expect it to become even more popular once all the new fencing in installed in the coming months.”

Funding for the Moree Showground was secured from the 2018 Crown Land Improvement Fund. The new fencing will be the same as that installed last year.

Recent Articles

$1.1 MILLION SECURES A GRANDSTAND FINISH FOR MOREE RACE CLUB

27th November 2020

Funding to breathe new life into the Moree Racecourse grandstand, Moree Race Club President Rob Mather, left, committee member... Read More

$32,230 HELPS RETURN A PLAYGROUND TO KELLYS PLAINS PUBLIC SCHOOL

27th November 2020

Kellys Plains Public School Principal Mark Annetts, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, P&C President Stella Single, and teachers... Read More

$203M NEWELL HIGHWAY REBUILD SOUTH OF BOGGABILLA POWERS AHEAD

24th November 2020

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has announced the completion of another four-kilometre stretch of the massive $203 million Newell... Read More