Emergency animal enclosure for Moruya Showground

Eurobodalla Council has been successful in securing $124,000 in grant funding towards the construction of an emergency animal enclosure at Moruya Showground from the New South Wales Government under its Infrastructure Fund – Emergency Preparedness Stream administered by the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment. This program offers grants to communities across New South Wales to support the provision of strategic community infrastructure that provides high quality public and/or social outcomes. Council sought grant funding from the NSW Government in November 2018 for the construction of a safe covered all-weather venue at the Moruya Showground to house livestock, particularly horses, in the event of bushfire, flood or other disaster. When not in use for emergency evacuation, it is proposed that the site be used for rural agricultural shows, and community animal groups. The project was identified as a high priority action in the Moruya Showground Masterplan to provide a safe and accessible network of recreation and community facilities with the infrastructure development becoming a valuable addition to the showground infrastructure.