The iconic Jondaryan Woolshed will receive a $244,000 face lift after the Federal Government came through with a grant for the drought-affected area.

The money will be spent relocating three buildings at the site and restumping, levelling and renovating another seven.

Federal Member for Groom, John McVeigh, said the work would improve safety and ensure buildings are in the right location to maximise exhibit space, create a user-friendly experience for visitors.

"Jondaryan Woolshed is one of our most treasured tourism and events destinations and I am very pleased to see additional funding directed towards the maintenance and improvement of exhibits and buildings at the venue," he said.

"Each year Jondaryan Woolshed receives an average of 20,000 visitors, all of whom make an important contribution to the local economy."

The money for the repairs comes from the Drought Communities Programme, which is designed to support jobs in cash-strapped rural communities.

"The latest allocation is in addition to more than $221,000 from the Drought Communities Programme last year towards improvements to facilities at the site," Dr McVeigh said.


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