Wynyard Agricultural Society Multipurpose Hall

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The Tasmanian Community Fund is helping The Wynyard Agricultural and Pastoral Society to finish a brand-new multi-purpose and all-abilities accessible industrial hall, along with a renovated reception centre.

Demolition of the 111-year-old hall is finished and the new building is rapidly coming out of the ground, with completion of the project due in October.

Society Secretary Chris Stunden said the industrial hall project would benefit the Wynyard Agricultural and Pastoral Society and tenants, including the Wynyard Gymnastics Club.

“The Concrete slab has been poured, the main building steel frame is complete and now sheeting has commenced,” he said.

“The gymnasts are buzzing about the new space, as participants will have more room to undertake their activities, including ensuring that the highflyers don’t touch the beams in the roof.

“Importantly, women’s cricket players at the Wynyard Cricket Club will have access to new changerooms, as will our other users of the site including The Wynyard Axeman’s Club, North West Bird Club, the North West Poultry Club and the University of the Third Age.”

Tasmanian Community Fund Chair Sally Darke said providing assistance for this project was great for the Wynyard community, as it was giving better access to more people.

“The Wynyard Agricultural and Pastoral is 135-years-old and continues to play important role in connecting people in the area,” Ms Darke said.

“Having more flexible and accessible spaces means more people in the community can use the multipurpose space for years to come.

“This is also a partnership that includes Federal and State Government funding, which maximises outcomes for the society and fosters longer lasting partnerships and we commend the committee for all of their hard work.”

The Tasmanian Community Fund is providing $300,000 to the $600,000 project.