Government funding for Traralgon showground upgrades
The Traralgon and District Agricultural Society is celebrating this week following their successful application for $157,525 in federal funding for the repair and refurbishment of its Historical Exhibition Pavilion.
122 Shows have been awarded grants from the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program announced late last year.
The news is a very welcome change for the Traralgon Society following devastating rains lead to the cancellation of the 2017 Traralgon Show and resulted in the committee actively pursuing support for much needed repairs to infrastructure.
The project has been a long time in the making for the TDAS. In 2017, through their unlikely partnership with Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby, they reached out to local business Full Circle HR to conduct full organisational audits and community surveying to review their current operations.
Through their partnership, the TDAS was able to attain support and volunteers from the roller derby club and have since renovated their Rural Room Meeting space for community use, and have cleaned and renovated the Secretary's office. This support continues as the agricultural society prepares to upgrade the historical pavilion.