Celebrating further funding to upgrade facilities at the Uralla Showground with Trust members Bob Crouch, left, Erica Barwell, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Chair Bev Stubberfield and Darren Phillips.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
EFFORTS to improve facilities and expand the appeal of Uralla Showground as a community venue are continuing, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing an additional $57,480 State Government grant to insulate and line the walls of Pavilion B.
This takes the total amount provided to the Uralla Showground through the Showground Stimulus Fund (SSF) to $271,994.
Mr Marshall said the works would mark the end of a 15-year campaign to make the pavilion more suitable for hosting large scale public events.
“It has been the dream of consecutive Land Management boards and volunteers, that one day Pavilion B, would be refurbished to a standard that allows it to become a prominent venue for events in Uralla,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding will permit the Land Mangers to line the walls with colorbond, insulate and line the ceiling and install a double exit door, improving climate control inside the building.
“To ensure the building meets Work, Health and Safety Standards fire and safety compliance checks will be undertaken and new power points installed.
“Currently, Pavilion B is mainly used for poultry exhibitions, however reinsulating it will expand its ability to be used for indoor markets, car boot sales, car shows and all other manner of events, generating income for the Trust.
“This project is scheduled to be completed mid-next year, with local contractors to undertake the work.”
Mr Marshall a large amount of the work funded through SSF Round 1 at Uralla Showground was complete.
“I commend Bev Stubberfield and the board of the Uralla Showground Land Managers, for the way they have so quickly got on with updating facilities at the grounds,” he said.
“The refurbishment of Stable Block 1, using recycled timbers, is finished and looks amazing, as does the new stable block which has replaced the old Stable Block 2 and 3.
“Pavilions A and F also look fantastic with their new, stainless steel kitchens in place.”