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Thinking big for Agfest

Events, Rural, FeatureJoanne Eisemann
Perched on a Goldacres chemical sprayer, Tytan Wolfe, 3, of Tullah.  Photo by Mike Moores

Perched on a Goldacres chemical sprayer, Tytan Wolfe, 3, of Tullah.

Photo by Mike Moores

Longhorn cattle were an impressive sight.  Photo by Mike Moores

Longhorn cattle were an impressive sight.

Photo by Mike Moores

By David Claridge

QUERCUS RURAL Youth Park in Carrick will benefit from a grant announced by Senator Steve Martin in March. They will gain around $96,000 to have an accommodation block built.

Rural Youth State President, Dale Hayers, is grateful for the grant, explaining that it will help to better utilise the site throughout the year, Agfest being the busiest time of the year for the site.

‘The 24-person accommodation unit will go next to the existing function centre at the Quercus Park site,’ he said.

‘It’s to help utilise the site better through the remainder of the year, away from Agfest, encouraging school groups and others to come out and use the facilities.

‘We have a number of other community groups who consistently use the site away from Agfest, they expressed an interest in this happening.’

The funding is due to be available next financial year, with the building to built away from site and delivered by January 2020 and ready for use a couple of months after that.