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