An extra $350,000 to complete Griffith's Woodside Hall upgrade has been awarded by the state government.
Nationals MLC Wes Fang announced on Monday Griffith will be one of six showgrounds in the Murray electorate to receive funds for improvements as part of a state government coronavirus stimulus package.
Mr Fang said the funding aims to improve the condition of local infrastructure and support jobs in the region.
"The Nationals in government understand the importance of showgrounds to our communities and I am pleased we were able to deliver this much needed funding at a particularly difficult time for the regions," Mr Fang said.
"This further investment by the NSW Government will provide a boost for our local showgrounds and the community by supporting trade work and strengthening showground infrastructure for the future.
"This investment will go towards renovating the flooring, roofing and toilet facilities of the Hall at Griffith Showground and I look forward to seeing the completed works."
Griffith received the largest chunk of funding within the region, with the $350,000 planned to go towards the completion of the Woodside Hall upgrade, with the funds to be spent upgrading the roof, the bathrooms and the hall's supper room.
Griffith Showground Trust chairwoman and Griffith City Councillor Christine Stead said the group were "very excited" to receive the funding, which will complete the Hall after many years of developments.
"These opportunities only come around every so often," Cr Stead said.
"This money will help maintain it as well as provide some long overdue improvements.
"Showgrounds are a community hub and the facilities will support a range of uses including the Griffith Show, the Riverina Field Days, weddings, 21sts and anything else we can get."
Cr Stead said the funding could not have been attained without the strong backing of both the state and federal members for the area, with the members for Murray and Farrer including letters of support with the Trust's bid.
Along with the Griffith Showgrounds, the towns of Deniliquin, Hillston, Barham, Moama and Wakool also received a combined total of $715,023 in funding.
State water, property and housing minister Melinda Pavey said 153 showgrounds across the state will receive funding for projects as part of the package.
"Showgrounds are community hubs and multi-use facilities and these projects will improve safety and enhance community enjoyment by providing upgraded facilities to support a range of uses," Ms Pavey said.
"The showground stimulus program is generating economic activity in local economies impacted by COVID-19 while supporting the long-term sustainability of showgrounds right across NSW."