Moama Recreation Reserve receives government funding

By Brayden May

MOAMA Recreation Reserve is set for more upgrades thanks to a $65,000 grant from the NSW Government.

It will allow new seating to be installed around the perimeter of the main oval and the toilet blocks on Jack Eddy and Brick Ally Ovals to be upgraded.

Murray River Council mayor Chris Bilkey said welcomed the improvements.

“The upgrades will reduce ongoing maintenance and repair of existing facilities and improve the experience for ground users and visitors,” he said.

“The installation of seating in particular will allow spectators to view events being conducted on the main oval and increase the opportunity for it to be used for other events that bring the community together throughout the year.”

The Barham Show Pavilion has been handed $130,000 in funding as part of the program which will see upgrades to the kitchen facilities and the entrance of Lawson Pavilion, located within the Barham Recreation Reserve completed.

Wakool Recreation Reserve has received $40,000 of its own with upgrades to include the installation of an RV dump point.

Other works include replacing the existing equipment storage shed, upgrading the existing powerheads and re-marking the existing synthetic netball courts to provide more flexibility in their use, including tennis.

NSW Government Upper House MP Wes Fang said the NSW Government’s COVID-19 showground stimulus program was supporting upgrades to improve the safety, use and condition of showground infrastructure and support jobs in local economies.

“When COVID-19 hit it forced the postponement or cancellation of agricultural shows and many activities that showgrounds rely on for their income,” Mr Fang said.

“This investment by the NSW Government is providing a boost for local showgrounds and the communities they serve by supporting tradies and suppliers with work and strengthening showground infrastructure for the future.”

Works are expected to be completed by September.

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