A grant of $30,000 from the NSW Government will see a state-of-the-art multipurpose horse arena built at Neville Showground.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole announced the funding when he officially opened the annual Neville Show last Saturday afternoon.
He said the money comes from the $16.5 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to upgrade reserves and facilities on Crown lands in regional communities doing it tough.
“Regional NSW is in the grip of the worst drought on record. It’s important that each of our regional towns have places to come together as a community which is why we are investing in upgrades to these local facilities,” Mr Toole sadi.
“Crown land covers 42 per cent of the state and is designed to be used by the people of NSW and support organisations that are the lifeblood of our communities.”
Mr Toole met with Neville Showground and Recreation Land Manager Kevin Radburn and Heather Dowsett, president of Neville Equine Performance Inc at the Show who were elated at the good news.
Funding for the horse arena follows on from a NSW Government grant of more than $20,000 to upgrade the electrical system at the Neville Showground.