Stanley’s new exhibition hall

Funding. Circular Head Council has received funding approval from the Tasmanian Community Fund to go towards the demolition and replacement of the current Exhibition Hall at Stanley Recreation Ground.

At the first general meeting of the council for the year, councillors voted unanimously to amend the 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates to include $110,000 towards a new multipurpose space.

This will be used in conjunction with the $114,395 Tasmanian Community Fund grant.

Used as an exhibition hall for the Circular Head Show for more than a century, the building is in poor condition and continues to be a financial burden for the community with ongoing maintenance costs.

The new 34 by 17 metre pavilion will be used by a range of community groups and sporting clubs, including for the annual show. 

The Stanley Recreation Ground is also identified as an emergency recovery area and having a multipurpose facility available here is expected to provide additional space to support service delivery in emergency situations such as the fires of 2016.

The financial commitment of $110,000 will be made up of $70,000 from the 2018-19 budget, $30,000 redirected from the tree removal budget at the freedom camping site and $10,000 from the Strategic Asset Management Plan 2018-19.

The Northern Area Management Committee in collaboration with Circular Head Agricultural Society and local sporting clubs will manage the facility.

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