Show-stopping promise

Lang Lang Showgrounds' Leigh Kirby, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, Liberals' candidate for Bass Aaron Brown, Eastern Victoria MP Cathrine Burnett-Wake, Cr Kaye Cameron and Lang Lang Showgrounds' Allan Bullen. PICTURES: GARY SISSONS 287720_03

By Matt Male

The Lang Lang Showgrounds will receive $100,000 to assist in fixing up the clubrooms – if the Liberal-National Coalition is voted in at the November State election.

The election promise was announced on Wednesday 29 June by Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, flanked by the Liberals’ candidate for Bass, Aaron Brown and Eastern Victoria MP Cathrine Burnett-Wake.

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the $100,000 funding contribution would set the showgrounds up to host more events in the future by improving the clubrooms, including fixing the roof – which can leak and become unstable in heavy rain.

“The showgrounds are an integral part of the Lang Lang community, and this commitment will ensure it can continue to host fantastic events and bring locals and visitors alike together,” Mr Guy said.

The three politicians also toured the facilities with members of the showgrounds’ volunteer management.

President Leigh Kirby highlighted the showgrounds’ importance to the local community.

He said junior soccer players and the Port Phillip Showjumping Club regularly used the facilities, with the venue also hosting the Lang Lang Rodeo, Show and Shine, and Agricultural and Horse Shows, amongst other events.

And it was a safe area, Mr Kirby said, with kids regularly kicking the footy while parents walked the grounds.

The Liberals’ candidate for Bass, Aaron Brown, said the local community had long advocated for the upgrades.

He said the Coalition had listened and would deliver the “much-needed” upgrades.

The Victorian election will be held on Saturday 26 November.