Kendall Showground to benefit from key grant funding

Camden Haven Show Society members Carol Hall, Sue Carter, Ron Porter, Alison Haylett, Steve Tisdale and John Carter with Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams (second from right).

MEMBER for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams was on hand on Tuesday to congratulate members of the Camden Haven Show Society on two successful State Government grants.

The first grant of $114,744 is from the Crown Reserve Improvement Fund to upgrade the ageing horse stables built under the Regional Economic Development program or ‘RED Scheme’ introduced by the Whitlam government in the 1970s.

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The second grant of $39,729 is from the Community Building Partnership Grant program to replace marshalling and holding yards.

“We have received a few small grants over the past 40 years from State and Federal Governments, but these two are by far the biggest,” Show Society President Ron Porter told News Of The Area.

“All the work will be carried out by local tradesmen and their companies backed up by our great volunteers.”

The Kendall Showground plays an important role in the community, being home to an array of local organisations including the pony club, football club, textile group, boxing group and the Men’s Shed.

During the 2019 bushfires, the Showground served as an evacuation site, not only for residents but also their stock.


The demolished stock yards.

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