The portable grandstands at Gunnedah Showground are being replaced after the original seating was deemed unsafe last year.
Funding of more than $369,000 has financed 16 new grandstands, which are being installed in time for this year's show.
$289,000 of this was allocated under the NSW Public Reserve Management Fund, and the rest funded by the council.
Gunnedah Show Society president Rob Witts said the original grandstands were closed due to safety issues.
"We wouldn’t have been able to use the ones on the ground as they've been deemed not safe - too steep," Mr Witts said.
"[The new grandstands] will be very useful for [events] such as the wood chop and maybe where we're having the band.
"It’ll make a big difference."
Gunnedah Shire Council's infrastructure services director Jeremy Bartlett said the installation of the grandstands would be completed this week, and the seating would be utilised by various groups.
"This project also includes significant upgrades to the amenities block under the main grandstand," Mr Bartlett said.
The grandstands are part of a bigger upgrade plan for the showground. Under the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund, $1.5 million in October was allocated for upgrades of the seating, the grounds, Gunnedah Kennel Club amenities block and to develop the equine aspect of the showground.