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18 June, 2023

New facilities for Toora showground

Tooraweenah Showground recently received more than $344,000 in funding for new toilets and a storeroom at the much-loved facility.

By Emily Middleton

“This one, we really needed desperately,” Tooraweenah Showground Committee member, Kylie Moppett said.

“Over the years, we’ve been really lucky that we’ve been successful in lots of different grants, but this one is the cherry on top of the pie,” she added.

“The toilets we have are very old — we are going to retain one of the toilet blocks just for larger events — but we’ll now have professional, modern, clean, toilet facilities for our patrons and visitors.”

The new facilities will include a toilet, showers, a disability toilet, and a much-needed storage room.

“I think the storage room, as well as the disability toilet, is really key to help us with our own volunteers who are coming in and cleaning toilets and doing all that pack work,” Mrs Moppett said.

“We can now store all that equipment onsite, we don’t need to drag it in the car, we don’t need to run home, saying we forgot the spray and wipe, we can now have everything on-site.”

The 38-acre (15-hectare) community- run showground, is the pride and joy of the Tooraweenah district with the village looking forward to these new facilities.

“It is run by the community, for the community,” Mrs Moppett said of the facility.

“We deal with a lot of stock, a lot of events revolve around stock-work — horses, cattle, sheep — so it’s really important to have quality showers and toilets, so we can keep that hygiene up too.

“This is just a great booster for our community, great for new events and, will hopefully, attract new events to town and people will want to continue coming back.”

The $334,358 in funding is from the NSW government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund. A second toilet and disability toilet were previously supported through the Stronger Country Communities Fund last year, meaning that the Showground will now have two amenity blocks on-site in two separate locations.

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