Special delivery for local pony club

17 November 2015

Rosewood Hack and Pony Club facilities have expanded thanks to the donation of a demountable from the New Hope Group in late October.

The demountable, delivered to the Pony Club grounds by semi-trailer from the New Oakleigh mine site, was originally used as a first aid and amenities building onsite.

New Hope’s West Moreton Operations Superintendent Jeff Butler said it was great the unused building would now be put to good use.

“Now that New Oakleigh is in rehabilitation stage, the demountable was surplus to operational needs and had just been sitting empty.

“After hearing about the Pony Club’s plans and requirements to grow their facilities, we knew it was the perfect fit.

“John Beaumont and the JCB Earthmoving team were fantastic in coordinating the relocation and generously donated their time and resources to get the demountable to the Pony Club,” he said.

Rosewood Hack and Pony Club Chief Instructor Megan Hayne said the club was looking forward to the benefits the new building will bring.

“Currently we have had to use the canteen to register nominations for competitions, but this demountable now means we can have a dedicated nominations box.

“It will also provide some much needed storage space and we’re hoping we can share the building’s amenities with the other clubs and patrons at the showgrounds.

“The extra space is just what we needed and we’re really excited to start using it in the new year,” she said.