Joint Media Release from Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator The Hon David Littleproud MP and Senator The Hon Sarah Henderson
The Clunes and District Agricultural Society will receive $112,000 to renew and reinvigorate ITS show grounds under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program.
The grant will be used by the Clunes and District Agricultural Society to replace existing toilet facilities at Clunes Showground with accessible facilities.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, said the grants would benefit both agricultural show societies and regional communities.
“Agricultural shows are the heart and soul of our regional communities. They bring and keep communities together, bridge the divide between country and city and provide a key injection into the local economy,” Minister Littleproud said.
“These events showcase the hard work and innovation that goes into producing Australia’s food and fibre.
“Upgrading show facilities means more visitors to these regional events, more local employment, and more purchases for local businesses.
“I’m aware that many regional towns have had to cancel events this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
“These grants will help our show societies refurbish their show grounds and facilities, so that when their next event rolls around they will be even more attractive to show goers.
“The Australian Government wants to see our agricultural shows continue to thrive, so that they can be enjoyed by Australians for generations to come.”
Senator Sarah Henderson said the grant would help make the Clunes and District Agricultural Society show bigger and better than ever.
“Agricultural shows are so important in regional Victoria and thanks to these grants the next Clunes and District Agricultural Society Show will be better than ever,” Senator Henderson said.
“I want to congratulate everyone involved in securing this grant which is another example of how the Liberal National Government is investing in regional communities.”
For a full list of successful applicants visit: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/infrastructure/ag-shows
8 May 2020.