Work complete at Show Pavilion

30 March 2015

Work is complete at the Goombungee Showgrounds pavilion and just in time for the upcoming Goombungee-Haden Show.

With assistance from the New Hope Group’s New Acland Community Investment Fund, the Goombungee-Haden A.H and P Society was able to undertake much-needed maintenance work on the pavilion.

Wendy Motley from the Goombungee-Haden A.H. and P Society said the work included replacing the batons and iron on the pavilion roof.

“Job’s done! It’s given so much new life to the building,” she said.

“The first documented evidence we have of the pavilion is a deposit in 1931. With this latest work, we’ve tried to keep the building as close to the original as possible.

“The pavilion is used during the show for displays such as cooking, fine arts, needlework and school work, and it’s also used for community events like family reunions

“We are very grateful to New Hope for coming on board to help complete this work.”

New Acland Mine General Manager Andrew McDonald said New Hope was proud to partner with local groups to deliver community projects.

“The work that was undertaken at the Goombungee Show pavilion has ensured that it can be safely used and enjoyed by future generations,” he said.

“We continue to support community groups like the Goombungee-Haden A.H. and P Society and wish them all the best for a successful 2015 Show.”

The Goombungee-Haden Show will be held on 18 April.