Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall pictured with Uralla Showground Trustees Max Schultz, left, and Tom O’Connor in front of the soon to be upgraded pavilion.
THANKS to a $7,300 grant from the State Government, the Uralla Showground poultry pavilion will soon be converted into a revamped multipurpose venue for use by the local community.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall visited the showground recently and met with showground trustees Max Schultz and Tom O’Connor to discuss their plans for the installation of a timber floor and other improvements in the pavilion.
“The pavilion has a dirt floor and the trustees told me that it’s currently underutilised, only used three days a year by the poultry club for their purebred auction,” Mr Marshall said.
“They want to turn this around and make the very roomy pavilion into a facility that can be used for a wide variety of event by the local community all year round.
“The trust will use this money from the government to help cover the cost of installing a timber floor as a first step towards upgrading the pavilion.”
Mr Marshall said the Uralla Showground Trust did a wonderful job maintaining the grounds but this project was a little beyond their reach, so he was delighted to help secure funding from the government’s Community Building Partnership program.
“The timber floor will make a huge difference to the functionality of the pavilion, making it an attractive venue for a wide array of functions,” he said.
“At the moment Uralla doesn’t have a facility of this size so the upgrade will be enjoyed by the community as a whole and a very welcome source of income for the showground trustees.”
Showground Trustee Max Schultz said the Trust was looking forward to getting the floor installed so the pavilion could be used for functions other the poultry show.
“It will make a huge difference to what events we can hold here; we’ve got this great pavilion here but it’s only being used once a year,” Mr Schultz said.
“We’re very grateful for the support we received from Adam in getting this grant and look forward to getting the job done.”