Thousands of visitors to Orange Showground will benefit from a new canteen and amenities following the completion of a $511,087 upgrade to the Naylor Pavilion funded by the NSW Government.
Upper House MP Sam Farraway joined Orange Mayor Cr Reg Kidd and Orange Show Society members to officially open the new facilities at the Orange Show.
“Orange Showground has served as a community hub since 1908 and these upgrades to the Naylor Pavilion will help keep it safe and functional for future generations,” Mr Farraway said.
“Not only does the new toilet and showers amenities reduce costs for the show society as they will no longer have to fund portable toilets to service the pavilion, but along with upgrades to the canteen and kitchen they provide the ultimate venue for any event, bringing new opportunities to the Orange region.”
The NSW Government has invested $668,332 from its COVID-19 stimulus program into improvements at Orange Showground, including $511,087 for the new canteen and toilet and shower amenities at the Naylor Pavilion, in addition to arena and showground perimeter fencing upgrades.
$30,000 was also provided for the fit-out of the kitchen at the Naylor Pavilion through the Community Building Partnership Program.
The 80 metre x 33 metre Naylor Pavilion is a multi-purpose space used as an indoor venue for show exhibitions, markets, sports training and other events throughout the year.
Minister for Water, Property and House Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government’s COVID-19 showground stimulus program has now allocated a total of $55.77 million to 795 showground improvement projects across the state.
“Upgrade projects under the showground stimulus program have been wide ranging – from rebuilds of grandstands, pavilions, arenas and stables to upgrades of kitchen and amenities blocks, lighting and electrical systems, water and sewerage networks and roads,” Mrs Pavey said.