Draft Plans of Management for Nabiac and Bulahdelah Showgrounds

MidCoast Council

Draft Plans of Management for Nabiac and Bulahdelah Showgrounds are open for community feedback until Sunday 20 November.

A Plan of Management provides direction and continuity for MidCoast Council’s planning, management and maintenance of public open space.

The showgrounds are important social hubs for these rural communities and surrounding districts. They are the home of major sporting and community events.

MidCoast Council maintains these facilities for the benefit of local communities and visitors to our region.

The Plans of Management will allow Council to identify and prioritise needs to maintain and improve these valued facilities.

The land included in the Bulahdelah Showground Plan is located west of the town centre between the Pacific Highway and the Myall River.

Bulahdelah Showground facilities include pavilions, canteen, cattle yards and show arena. The site also houses the Jack Ireland Sports Complex, skate park, playground and swimming pool.

The Annual Bulahdelah Show is held in November each year and the showground is also used by motorhome clubs, as well as Dressage and Pony Club.

“The Plan of Management aims to ensure that the facility meets the needs of the community, now and in future,” said Council’s Manager of Startegy and Projects, Amanda Hatton.

The Plan also aims to achieve a balanced, responsible and sustainable use of the land.

The Nabiac Showground includes a floodlit showground arena, dog ring, cattle yards, stalls and pavilions, canteen, camping area and amenities.

The Showground also includes a football, touch football and rugby union field.

Community events held here include the Wallamba District Agricultural and Horticultural Show, Wallamba District Junior Rodeo and Campdraft and the monthly Farmers Market. The Showground reserve is also utilised for Pony Club, cattle markets and recreational camping.

Nabiac Showground is on a Crown reserve owned by the NSW Government and managed by MidCoast Council for the benefit of the community.

Council manages other facilities on the site including the library and hall.

The Nabiac Showground Plan of Management will also guide Council decisions on the planning, management and maintenance of this important community facility.

You can find the draft Plans of Management for Nabiac and Bulahdelah Showground at Nabiac and Bulahdelah Showgrounds Plan of Management | Have Your Say (nsw.gov.au)

They will be on exhibition for 42 days. You’re invited to provide your thoughts and feedback before Sunday 20 November 2022.

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