Welcoming another cash injection at the Warialda Showground, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with Warialda Showground Trust life-member David Coulton.
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
MORE goose-neck trailers, horse floats and campervans than ever before will be able to hook into power and water at Warialda Showground, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $23,510 State Government grant to increase the number of outlets across the facility.
Mr Marshall said the improvement would allow a greater number of campers at the ground during major events like the Warialda Campdraft.
“Equine events in the Gwydir Shire are big business, drawing hundreds of competitors from both sides of the border and injecting thousands of dollars into the local economy each year,” Mr Marshall said.
“In order to accommodate larger camping numbers new power and water outlets are being installed across the ground.
“This project is also the result of the ground’s new western stable block, funded by a $226,489 State Government grant, which necessitated moving water pipes and electricity poles and power outlets.
“During peak events, the ground can service up to 1,500 users. This improvement ensure as many of those people as possible can tap into essential services and enjoy the comforts of their camp sites after a big day in the saddle.”
Warialda Showground Trust life-member David Coulton said the Warialda P&A committee and board members took great pride in the ownership of the grounds and are very proud of the improvements made over the years by voluntary and local labour.
“While the showground is a prime venue for events which attract visitors to our shire, the level of maintenance needed to keep it functional also provides work for local tradespeople,” Mr Coulton said.
“Both the new stable blocks and these electricity and water upgrades have been completed by locals. It is our hope to have these latest improvements complete by the end of this year.
“It is very pleasing to have the support of our local member Adam and the State Government. Without this generous assistance we would have struggled to find the funds for these important works.”