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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The Rylstone Showground is a focal point for community events in the local district, including the upcoming annual show.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced the NSW Government will deliver funding of $187,500 for improvements to the venue.

These includes upgrades to the arena lighting infrastructure and the amenities facilities at the showground.

The funding comes from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund which is vital for the ongoing care, maintenance, and upgrades to venues under its control.

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

“I know how important these assets are to communities such as Rylstone which is why I have secured these funds to complete this important project.”

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,” he said.

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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