Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has called for tenders for the new Quirindi Showground pavilion. Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins OAM, said interested parties should go to www.tenderlink.com/lpsc for more details.
“The new pavilion will have amenities/showers, a change room facility, a first aid room, and a new canteen/kitchen. It will provide 960m² open space for show and other events,” Councillor Hawkins said.
“The tenders close February 2, 2021 at 10am,” he continued.
Councillor Hawkins said the new pavilion is being funded, along with other projects at the precinct, as part of the $2.6 million Council secured through the State Government’s Showground Stimulus Funding Program.
“The redevelopment of the showground precinct is a major project being undertaken following extensive consultation with showground user groups. Many organisations from around the Shire utilise the facilities and it is an important hub for many events,” he said.
“During the past week replacement of the trotting track fence and installation of a new rodeo arena has commenced.
“A new amenities block has already been constructed and an old bore has been recommissioned to provide an additional source of water for irrigation of the precinct,” he continued.
“Additionally, the works to be undertaken include construction of new club rooms and a kitchen to service Polocrosse, Pony Club, Campdraft and Rodeo events, and the redevelopment of fields to provide for campdraft and rodeo plus a new show jumping arena.
“Other aspects of the project are the replacement of the PA system, a new all-weather access track to campdraft and rodeo facilities, re-purposing the existing Pony Club building into an office, improved signage, creation of a new pedestrian and spectator entrance, extension of a shared pathway and refurbishment of the ticket box,” he said.
“The Showground is the heart and soul of a rural community. It is a community hub providing multi-use facilities and this redevelopment will improve safety and enhance community enjoyment bringing people together for a broad range of events plus the extra benefit of boosting the local economy,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.