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CATTLEYARD UPGRADE AT KING ISLAND SHOWGROUNDS

March 22, 2018

Cattle yards at the King Island Recreation Complex have been made much safer following the receipt of funding under the Braddon Stronger Communities Program.

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said, “The Braddon Stronger Communities Program has partnered with the King Island Pastoral, Horticultural and Agricultural Society Inc to provide $$7,500 in funding to construct new cattle yards at the King Island Recreation Complex

“The old cattle yards had been degraded by the elements to the point where they were unsafe for livestock, exhibitors and the general public at the annual King Island Show.

“Funding through the Braddon Stronger Communities Program allowed for the cattle yards to be replaced before this year’s show.

“The yards are also used by the King Island Pony Club to keep their horses onsite for weekend long events.

“This is a $15,000 project and could not have been possible without the hard work of King Island Pastoral, Horticultural and Agriculture Society and the generous in kind donation from an in kind provider.

Justine Keay said, “The Braddon Stronger Communities Program is administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

“Applications were assessed by an independent community panel who found this project was one that warranted support.”

 

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