Uralla Showground works to bury powerlines

Councillor Kevin Ward and Leanne Doran with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Uralla mayor Michael Pearce.
Councillor Kevin Ward and Leanne Doran with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Uralla mayor Michael Pearce.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall visited the Uralla showgrounds on Monday afternoon to announce funding to bury some low-hanging power lines.

Mr Marshall said the $40,450 project would alleviate any danger posed during future events.

“At showtime you’ve got horse floats, trucks coming in bringing whatever and it’s actually quite dangerous,” Mr Marshall said.

“I’m not aware of any incidents, but it’s about being able to utilise the showground to its full capacity.

The power lines are very, very low.

Adam Marshall

“It was raised in an audit of the Crown Lands Department of this showground, so it has been a priority for the new Trust to resolve and this funding will allow that to occur.

Chair of the new Uralla Showground Land Manager Leanne Doran said she was very pleased with the funding. 

“We are delighted, especially with us being a new board and having funding come through: it gives us a chance to make a difference early on,” Ms Doran said.

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She said the showground was used by many community groups for different purposes and hoped the Uralla Show would be held again this year after last year’s event did not run.

“There is a wide array of different groups that use the showground at different times,” Ms Doran said.

“I went on the board because I didn’t want the showground not to be able to be used as the great community facility it is.”

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