Two weeks till 'Ag Questacon' design winner is named

State member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is endorsing the Australian Agricultural Centre (AAC) for Crookwell.

The minister said she has been busy fulfilling her election campaign promises and advocating for the community since her election seven months ago.

"There are lots of needs and wants and I'm proud to be a part of a government that's focused on regional NSW. The amount of money being spent in the regions, in my electorate is amazing.

"So we want to keep on pushing and telling our city counterparts that we are important out here and it's important we keep getting funding."

The AAC has been in planning for around four years and has progressively used the tagline the 'Questacon of Agriculture'. It has a site, at Wharekarori on the Crookwell and Goulburn Road, and is working alongside universities and national museums to further the project.

In just over a fortnight the centre will host a fundraising dinner and award the competition design winner for the education and tourism facility. The Australian University student winner will go on to work with an architectural firm through to the centre's construction.

The event will be held on-farm on November 22, 6-9pm. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.

Mrs Tuckerman said her office has facilitated meetings between the chief executive of the AAC Jo Marshall and state government ministers and departments to ensure the project goes ahead.

"We're now also trying to secure a meeting with the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall."

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell had also requested a meeting.

"It's a really exciting project," Mrs Tuckerman said.

November 22, the AAC will host a fundraising dinner and award the competition design winner for the centre design. Photo: Freestocks.org

November 22, the AAC will host a fundraising dinner and award the competition design winner for the centre design. Photo: Freestocks.org

What's happening at the AAC

The AAC is seeking grant funding from the state government to break ground, with initial planning stages for a bunkhouse used by local and metro-schools.

"Having a facility like that, that can actually house the whole educational and hands-on experience will be fantastic," Mrs Tuckerman said.

"I think it's really important that people in the cities know what people are doing in the regions and the impact their business has on their lives. It also helps getting people interested in being involved in the whole agriculture experience and maybe being employed in the agriculture sector."