Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood-hit Kilkivan pledges showgrounds rebuild

By Bruce Atkinson, Friday March 15, 2013 - 12:06 EDT

Stakeholders have vowed to rebuild the flood damaged Kilkivan Showgrounds.

Major flooding hit the showgrounds in January which washed away and damaged buildings, as well as destroying the arena.

A total of $500,000 was spent repairing the facility after two floods in 2011.

Gympie Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett says he hopes repairs can be finished in time to host two major national horse sport events in July and September.

"We had a facility here that we believed would be able to accommodate the amount of competitors and visitors that would be here," he said.

"That was washed away with those floods.

"The commitment not only from council, but more importantly the community, is to rebuild this facility, make certain we do get those new facilities that have that flood resilience and to make certain that we can work around it because not only that event but other events can be held here."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone watch issued for north-eastern Top End communities

21:10 EDT

Coastal communities in north-east Arnhem land should prepare now for the predicted Tropical Cyclone Nora, which is expected to hit the region on Friday.

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to hit Arnhem Land, Cape York Peninsula

18:06 EDT

Communities in north-east Arnhem Land and along the Cape York peninsula should prepare for a cyclone to hit this weekend.

Pipeline that supplies water to pastoralists in far-west NSW to be decommissioned

17:01 EDT

A deteriorating pipeline that supplies raw water for pastoralists in far west New South Wales will be decommissioned once authorities secure alternative options.