Cat­tle yards now a re­al­ity

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

NEW cat­tle yards at the Mun­dub­bera show­ground have long been on the show so­ci­ety’s wish list, but thanks to a $31,134 Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties grant from QGC and many hours of vol­un­tary work, they have be­come a re­al­ity.

Cat­tle and horses filled the new yards at the week­end for the first time for the an­nual bullarama.

Vicki Ketchell from QGC said the money had been well spent and she hoped the com­mu­nity would ben­e­fit from the stain­less steel yards for years to come.

“The ex­ist­ing 50-year-old tim­ber cat­tle yards were in poor re­pair and a risk to the safety of users and an­i­mals,” Ms Ketchell said.

“The new yards will pro­vide a safe, strong and se­cure fa­cil­ity for the Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety and com­mu­nity to hold so­cial and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Com­mu­nity vol­un­teers put in some long, hot hours to build the yards and Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety trea­surer Gayle Pott thanked them all, es­pe­cially Joe Payne, Marty Bar­bour, Cameron and Dud­ley Pott and Kev Harper.

“It’s great that the yards were fin­ished in time for the bullarama,” Ms Ketchell said. “I’m sure they’ll be a great com­mu­nity as­set.”

NEW SHOW­GROUND YARDS: Joe Payne, Gayle Pott, Cameron Pott, Marty Bar­bour, Kev Harper, Dud­ley Pott and QGC rep­re­sen­ta­tive Vicki Ketchell.

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