12 January 2018
New steel fencing panels are being installed at the Comboyne Showground to replace the deteriorated oval fencing following a successful Federal funding application by the Comboyne Show Society seeking $8,000 towards the $20,000 project.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the $8,000 grant had been made available under the Federal Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities programme.
“The fencing around the oval has deteriorated to the extent it cannot adequately contain large animals and the show society informs me that it now needs to be replaced with steel fencing panels,” Dr Gillespie said.
“Two of the annual community events involving large animals are the Camp Draft and the Equestrian events sector for the Comboyne Show. The improved facilities will ensure the safety of the public and will encourage further community engagement.
“I’d like to congratulate the Comboyne Agricultural and Horticultural Association and the Show Society on putting together this worthwhile community project under the Stronger Communities programme.”
The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates.
The programme’s intended outcomes are to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. Round 3 of the programme will provide $22.5 million in 2017-18, $150,000 to each electorate.
Photo (Left to Right) – Ally Chumley, Gordon Stewart, Local Federal MP Dr David Gillespie, Rodney Fisher – President, Andy Chumley, Lewis Chumley, Curtis Chumley