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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The historic Rydal Showground is being made more user-friendly for users of the popular local venue.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the showground is the heart and soul of the close-knit community and is used for a range of different activities each year.

This week Mr Toole announced the NSW Government will deliver $44,083 funding under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to enable the completion of an accessible amenities building for public use at the showground.

“Crown reserves provide land for recreation, community organisations and facilities, and protect our environment including habitat for native plants and animals,” Mr Toole said.

With the 100th Annual Show just days a way this funding couldn’t have come at a better time.

“I know how important these assets are to communities such as Rydal which is why I have secured these funds to complete this important project,” Mr Toole said.

“I am looking forward to attending the 100th show to celebrate such a long-standing tradition and see the best of the region on show.”

Mr Toole said maintaining and enhancing our Crown reserves means residents have access to quality spaces for sports and fitness, or to just relax, rejuvenate and get in touch with nature and each other.

“They play an important role in business, tourism, recreation, well-being and the biodiversity of the state which is why the NSW Government continues to support initiatives such as this in the Rydal district.”

Crown land cover around 34 million hectares or 42 per cent of NSW and we have about 35,000 Crown reserves that accommodate parks, community halls, nature areas, showgrounds, sporting facilities, camping areas and walking tracks.


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