The Samford Showgrounds are set to receive $483,000 in facilities upgrades through thanks to the Morrison Government’s Regional Agriculture Show Development (AgShow) grants.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the upgrades came at an important time for the show society and will help reduce operating costs.
“This grant is incredibly important and will provide solar, lighting and security camera upgrades and water and waste upgrades,” Mr Dutton said.
“We know how hard it has been for local shows in our region having to cancel their events due to coronavirus and this grant will assist the Samford Show society to keep their running costs down in a year with no show.
“I’m looking forward to Samford Show in 2021 which promises to be bigger and better than ever before.”
The Samford Show Society’s grant is part of the $20 million AgShow grants program which will be used to renew show grounds and pavilions.
There are around 580 agricultural shows across Australia contributing around $965 million in total to the economy each year. Nearly 6 million Australians visit an agricultural show each year.
For a full list of successful applicants visit: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/infrastructure/ag-shows