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Show plans to improve Talunga Park

Show plans to improve Talunga Park

A second attempt by the Mount Pleasant Show Society to garner support for a new wool shed at Talunga Park has gained in principle support from Barossa elected members.

Former Show president, Mr Nick Seager and current president, Mr Neil Kroehn made a presentation to elected members last week on the society’s proposal to have a shed, 25 metres by 9 metres, erected opposite the main show hall.

Its main purpose will be to display wool for their two day show in March, but the Society believes there is greater potential for the shed’s use beyond this – something which they are now required to document as they work towards a formal application to the Barossa Development Assessment Panel.

“It still needs a bit of work to be done,” said Nick.

“The show will need to get it up to a stage where they (Council) will accept it.”

Council’s Asset Management Working Party did not support the proposal late last year and cited a number of points including the fact the wool shed was not in the Talunga Park Master Plan.

Disappointed with the decision, Nick steered the project further and welcomed the support Council showed on Tuesday at their meeting.

“Now we are at a stage to try and think of as many possible users of the shed outside of the show which will help push the case forward,” said Nick.

The Show Society believes they would save at least $4,000 on marquee costs each year if the shed was to be erected. In addition, they already have the funds set aside to pay for the project.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.