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05 May 2021
Horsham, Natimuk and Warracknabeal agricultural societies are among successful recipients of an Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants 2020-21 program.
Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy said each of the grants, which are able to fund up to 90 percent of the total project cost, would be used by the show societies to upgrade existing facilities at their showgrounds.
Horsham Agricultural Society will use $9270 to upgrade its fleece pavilion; Natimuk A & P Society will receive $10,000 to install new fencing around its arena; Warracknabeal A & P Society, $810 to upgrade flowing in its poultry pavilion; Donald P & A Society, $10,000 for the provision of a lighting and power upgrade; Charlton A & P Society, $7146 to upgrade viewing stands; and Coleraine A & P Society, $8887 to upgrade its lunch hall.
“This funding will help our hard-working agricultural societies convert their fabulous ideas into reality,” Ms Kealy said.
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“Rural show days provide a boost to local economies and an opportunity for people to come together, while at the same time showcasing the area’s agriculture to both locals and visitors alike.
“We all know how important our agricultural shows are to our rural communities and this funding will help increase the vibrancy and prosperity of our local shows and country towns.
“I congratulate and offer my full support to these fantastic local agricultural societies for initiatives and ongoing efforts to achieve this.”
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