Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, pictured with Guyra Show Society committee members Dorothy Lockyer and Rita Williams today at the showground.
PLANS to replace the livestock loading ramp at the Guyra Showground received a major boost today with the announcement by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall of an $18,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.
Mr Marshall visited the Guyra Showground today to deliver the good news to members of the Guyra Show Society and discuss their plans for the loading ramp.
“The Guyra Show is in very good hands as there are quite a few new and younger show committee members who are very committed to continuing with the upgrade of the showground’s infrastructure,” Mr Marshall said.
“They have pinpointed quite a few areas to make improvements with a new loading ramp one of the high priorities.
“During the show campdraft, pony camp and Guyra Lighthorse troop activities, hundreds of valuable stud livestock is unloaded at the grounds using the existing ramp which, in the first place, is too low for modern livestock trucks.
“It’s also suffering from the ravages of time and has become a safety risk for livestock and their owners.
“This is a very important project for all user groups and I was more than happy support their application for funding.”
Mr Marshall said the Guyra Showground was a wonderful asset highly valued by the local community.
“It’s vital the State Government continues to financially support the user groups that work hard to maintain their facilities,” he said.
“It’s always pleasing for me to work with groups that are very committed to upgrading their community facilities.”