A brand new events space is now open for hire, with Western Downs Regional Council completing a revitalisation of the canteen at the Dalby Showgrounds.

Council has completely replaced the old, tired kiosk with a vibrant and contemporary canteen and deck as part of its COVID-19 Recovery Package to secure and create jobs and boost the region’s liveability.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Strategic Communications and Council Facilities Councillor Megan James said the new event space would be a fantastic asset to the community. “Council is delivering a raft of upgrades to community facilities right across the region as part of our stimulus package to boost local business and make our region an even better place to live, work and visit,” Cr James said.

“Council has recently replaced the Dalby Showgrounds kiosk with a modern and vibrant outdoor canteen and bar adjacent to the Knox Pavilion. The space includes a custom modified shipping container with a Modwood deck, concrete pathways, disability access ramp, table settings, and stools around the edge of the deck. A double barbecue with cabinets has also been installed, and a bench chiller and bench freezer are also available as part of the space.

“Our region is open for business and Council is focused on enhancing our community spaces and offering fresh opportunities for people to connect locally. This trendy space is a gamechanger for events in the region and is available for hire for a range of private and corporate celebrations and functions. The majority of these works were delivered by local contractors so it’s wonderful to see our COVID-19 Recovery Package delivering great outcomes for the region.”

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