The wool pavilion at Rydal Showground is currently undergoing a major upgrade.
Funding of more than $1 million was secured in 2021 for a raft of different projects at the venue. A brand new and much-needed amenities block has already been added and now the restoration has begun of the run-down wool pavilion which was in grave danger of not being able to be saved from the ravages of time.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole visited the site to see how works were tracking.
Mr Toole said the wool pavilion project will see it upgraded to become a multi-functional building that meets the current building requirements and heritage guidelines.
“DSL Construction is doing a great job reinforcing the heritage structure, their next steps are to reinstate the old timber and roof and add a rammed earth flooring just like the original would have had.
The investment is part of the $16.5 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to upgrade reserves and facilities on Crown lands in regional communities doing it tough.
“It is important that each of our regional towns have places to come together as a community which is why we are investing in upgrades to facilities such as the wool pavilion at Rydal Showground,” Mr Toole said.
“Crown land covers 42 per cent of the state and is designed to be used by the people of NSW and support organisations that are the lifeblood of our communities.”
Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year.