Community groups in Seymour and the wider region, as well as the general public, will significantly benefit from a new agricultural pavilion at Kings Park.
Fresh from hosting the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo last weekend, Kings Park regularly plays home to a range of events and Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the new pavilion would provide event holders with a modern facility that boasts everything they need.
The pavilion, which replaced the existing Fred Grimwade and Eric Head cattle pavilions, was made possible courtesy of a $487,000 Federal Government grant via the Building Better Regions Fund. This funding was matched by Mitchell Shire Council.
Mr Drum said a range of groups would benefit from the new facility, including Seymour Riding Develops Abilities and Seymour Cutting Club, as well as events such as Seymour Alternative Farming Expo and the Seymour Show.
“Seymour is a fast-growing area, and not only will this new agricultural pavilion bring significant benefits to the local community, it will also provide a range of economic benefits,” Mr Drum said.
“The establishment of a modern venue to attract major events to the region will bring with it increased numbers of tourists, stimulating local business activity and increasing access to employment opportunities.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the Federal Government’s $487,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the region.
“This investment saw the construction of the new general purpose Kings Park agricultural pavilion, which is a modern, multi-use building designed to handle increasing patronage,” Mr McCormack said.
“This upgrade will also encourage new and major events to be held at Kings Park, which will prove to be a huge boon for the local community of Seymour.”
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said Council was excited to join the Seymour community in opening the new pavilion.
“This is a brand new multi-purpose building that will help continue Seymour’s connections with event organisers,” Ms Sanderson said.
“Despite a number of cancellations and postponements of events, we’re excited to now get this pavilion open and see tourism return to Seymour.
“We would like to thank Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum, and the Federal Government, for matching Council’s funding.”