Min­is­ter gives pav­il­ion up­grade thumbs up

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THE up­graded Knowles Pav­il­ion in Dalby will pro­vide a boost to Dalby’s so­cial scene.

This was the sen­ti­ment of Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Stir­ling Hinch­liffe when he vis­ited Dalby Show­grounds on Tues­day.

Mr Hinch­liffe, orig­i­nally from Dalby, said he was ex­cited for the op­por­tu­ni­ties the up­graded fa­cil­ity pre­sented the town.

“I think it clearly adds to some­thing that is not only go­ing to keep money and ac­tiv­ity and op­por­tu­ni­ties here in the re­gion, but it may at­tract more things from across the Dar­ling Downs, be­cause it is a qual­ity fa­cil­ity that will cater for a whole range of dif­fer­ent events,” Mr Hinch­liffe said.

“I am ab­so­lutely blown away by the way it has been mod­ernised and what will be an im­por­tant as­set for the Dalby com­mu­nity.”

Mr Hinch­liffe said the re­de­vel­op­ment of the build­ing added to the growth of the re­gion.

“Dalby has been one of those places which has been a real suc­cess in the past num­ber of years,” Mr Hinch­liffe said.

“It shows great tenac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity to con­tinue to grow and con­tinue to con­tribute to the state’s econ­omy.”

The of­fi­cial open­ing will be held next Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5, with Mem­ber for Ip­swich Jen­nifer Howard rep­re­sent­ing Mr Hinch­cliffe at the cer­e­mony.

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