More Stimulus Funding for Gosford Showground

29 Jun 2020 regional_development

The NSW Government is providing $58,850 for Gosford Showground as part of a COVID-19 stimulus package.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding would go towards extending an entrance driveway from the site onto Showground Road.


“Gosford Showground hosts major events and activities and this upgrade will improve the safety, use and condition of its infrastructure,” Mr Crouch said.


“With COVID-19 causing higher levels of unemployment, I am really pleased that this injection of $58,850 will also support local jobs.


“Today’s funding boost follows an announcement last month of $19,000 to clear and remove dead trees and undergrowth across the site.”


Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said Gosford is one of 153 showgrounds in NSW to receive stimulus funding this financial year.


“The showground stimulus program is generating economic activity in local economies impacted by COVID-19 while supporting the long-term sustainability of showgrounds right across NSW,” Mr Martin said.


“Showgrounds are community hubs and multi-use facilities and these projects will improve safety and enhance community enjoyment by providing upgraded facilities to support a range of uses.”


The NSW Government has allocated a further $10.77 million to its showground stimulus program, bringing the total to $35.77 million across NSW. These works will help maintain the momentum on NSW’s efforts to recover from COVID-19.