In a project involving Council and a large group of local volunteers, Wallumbilla can now see the efforts of their community revealed as works progress on the Wallumbilla Showgrounds Re-development Project.

HighlifeMagazineStage 1 of the redevelopment has advanced because of the significant contribution of volunteers. The works so far include the installation of essential facilities and ground work which will provide foundations for Stage 2. Sewerage systems have been installed, with the eastern end of the grounds now levelled and the arena completed. There is also a new dump point for travellers.

All underground works are complete with water mains and pipe work laid and a new holding tank installed. In addition, the SES demountable building is now outfitted with two new toilets and showers.

Councillor Ree Price Portfolio Chair for Tourism said the project at the Wallumbilla Showgrounds really shows what a community can achieve when Council and volunteers get together.

“The showgrounds have progressed substantially with Council supplying materials and local volunteers providing a majority of the labour and donation of equipment,” Cr Price said.

“Now that Stage 1 is complete, we are looking for volunteers to continue support for the rest of the project when it progresses into Stage 2 and 3.”

In 2014, Council will be continuing to work on fencing, signage and user agreements.

via Maranoa Regional Council