• Our city showgrounds’ entrances ‘disturbing’

    Council looking into new premier events space, venue facilities
    WEB Entrance to Norm Minns Oval 03 wk35 pe c6 20190829
    EYESORE: The Evans Street entrance to the Wangaratta Showgrounds has been in dire need of modernisation for decades.

    A REVITALISATION of facilities, entrances, and establishment of a premier event space at one of Wangaratta’s major venues is on council’s radar.

    Under the Wangaratta Showgrounds masterplan council is looking at how it can develop a premier events space at the site to boost the city’s tourism, social and economic potential.

    A review of the 2017/18 events program showed the economic benefit to the region was almost $13 million to the local economy, but council has noted that more needs to be done to attract larger events to the rural city.

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