Events cen­tre gives new place to gather

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

THE rib­bon has been cut to of­fi­cially open Dalby’s up­graded entertainment precinct.

The new Dalby Events Cen­tre is hoped to be a multi-pur­pose area used for so­cial and pro­fes­sional func­tions.

It was opened by Mayor Paul McVeigh and As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans Af­fairsJen­nifer Howard.

Cr McVeigh said the new cen­tre paid tribute to Dalby’s his­tory while es­tab­lish­ing the re­gion’s fu­ture.

Ms Howard said the new build­ing was proudly sup­ported by the State Gov­ern­ment.

“The re­fur­bish­ment of the Dalby Events Cen­tre en­sures that the com­mu­nity of Dalby and the West­ern Downs can con­tinue to cel­e­brate and un­der­take busi­ness in a much loved build­ing for years to come,” Ms Howard said.

“Projects that in­volve and in­clude lo­cal trades­peo­ple and busi­nesses boost the lo­cal econ­omy and is one of the many rea­sons the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment like to part­ner with coun­cils.”

More than $1 mil­lion worth of grants funded the projects.

Site su­per­in­ten­dent Arthur Martin said he was pleased build­ing was done by lo­cal busi­nesses.

“This is def­i­nitely some­thing our com­mu­ni­ties can be proud of as it has such a high per­cent­age of lo­cal labour and that is what our town is about,” Mr Martin said.

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

NOW OPEN: Mayor Paul McVeigh with As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Jennifer Howard, open­ing the Dalby Entertainment Cen­tre.

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