Member for the South Coast, Shelley Hancocks is pleased to announce that $200,000 in improvement works will go to the Milton Showground as part of a NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus package.
Ms Hancock said Milton Showground has been approved for upgrade work to improve the safety, use and condition of their infrastructure and support jobs in the local economy.
"When COVID-19 hit it forced the postponement or cancellation of agricultural shows and many activities that showgrounds rely on for their income," Ms Hancock said.
"Our showgrounds play an important role at the heart of our communities so I welcome this further investment by the NSW Government.
"The $200,000 has been allocated to Milton Showground for the construction of accessible amenities and a laundry building.
"It follows the announcement last month of $251,744 (inc GST) in other improvement works for Nowra and Milton showgrounds.
"These investments will provide a boost for our local showgrounds and the communities they serve by supporting tradies and suppliers with work and strengthening showground infrastructure for the future."
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the local showgrounds are among 153 across the state getting work 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," Minister Pavey 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 the state.
$23.27 million is being allocated this financial year to support showground upgrades and a further $12.5 million will be spent next financial year.
These works will help maintain the momentum on NSW efforts to lead the nation's economic recovery from COVID-19.