Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $5000 grant towards the Bonalbo Working Cattle Dog Statue.
“This grant recognises Bonalbo as the birthplace of the working cattle dog trials,” he said.
“The first Working Dog Trial was held at the Bonalbo Show in 1950 and it has since become part of rural culture and held all over Australia.
“The Bonalbo, and wider Kyogle Shire, community have come together to fundraise for the statue, and I am happy the Federal Government can assist with this grant.
“Rural communities across Australia use the working dog in their daily life. I think it is great that this statue not only honors the working dog’s place in Australian history but also Bonalbo’s as the birthplace of the Working Dog Trials.
“Projects under the Stronger Communities Program, like this one, are selected by a community consultation committee that assist with identifying potential projects,” Mr Hogan said.
Community organisations that want to apply for a grant can do so by going to gms.infrastructure.gov.au/UI/PortalEntrance.aspx