The Andrews Labor Government is providing $20,000 to the Lancefield Agricultural Society to cover cost of admissions to the Lancefield Show on Sunday 18 October 2015.
This grant will support the fire affected community come together as the recovery phase begins and enable any money raised at the gate to go towards supporting locals.
The Lancefield Show attracts hundreds of people from the local area and includes, stalls selling local produce, wine, arts and crafts, carnival rides, woodchop, terrier racing and dog high jumps, alongside traditional agricultural competitions.
The 2015 Lancefield Show also kicks off Extinct, the Lancefield Megafauna Festival. This celebrates the history of Megafauna bones such as the Diprotodon, or Giant Wombat, that have been found in the local area.
All Victorians are encouraged to get down to the Lancefield Show and give their support to the Lancefield community as they move to the recovery phase.
Quotes attributable to the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews
“The Victorian Government will do whatever we can to support locals recover from this fire and this includes providing funds to the Lancefield Show, so they can throw open the gates to locals for free.”
“The Lancefield community have done it tough over the past week and the Show will allow the community to come together to celebrate all that is great about the local area.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“The Show presents a great opportunity for locals to come together after a couple of very tough weeks and celebrate all that we love about our community.”
“For residents affected by the fires the Show can provide a day out with family and friends, and with some great activities for children.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020