Comboyne Showground gets $8,000 from government towards upgrade

THUMBS UP: Ally Chumley, Gordon Stewart, Dr David Gillespie MP, Rodney Fisher, Andy, Lewis and Curtis Chumley.
THUMBS UP: Ally Chumley, Gordon Stewart, Dr David Gillespie MP, Rodney Fisher, Andy, Lewis and Curtis Chumley.

New steel fencing panels are being installed at the Comboyne Showground to replace the deteriorated oval fencing.

The upgrade follows a successful Federal funding application by the Comboyne Show Society, seeking $8,000 towards the $20,000 project.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the $8,000 grant had been made available under the Federal Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities programme.

“The fencing around the oval has deteriorated to the extent it cannot adequately contain large animals and the show society informs me that it now needs to be replaced with steel fencing panels,” Dr Gillespie said.

Two of the annual community events involving large animals are the Camp Draft and the Equestrian events sector for the Comboyne Show.

The improved facilities will ensure the safety of the public and will encourage further community engagement.

Dr Gillespie congratulated the Comboyne Agricultural and Horticultural Association and the Show Society on putting together a worthwhile community project under the Stronger Communities programme. 

Round 3 of the programme will provide $22.5 million in 2017-18, $150,000 to each electorate. 

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