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PLANS for a proposed $1.5
million equestrian exhibition
centre at Stony Creek will be
finalised within the next week.
The project is expected to be present-
ed to South Gippsland Shire Council as
early as May.
The plans for the centre include a 70
by 40 metre indoor arena and a block of
120 undercover stalls that will convert to
South Gippsland Shire Council rec-
reation officer Ian Murphy said council
has $30,000 available to get the project
to a funding ready stage.
He said once the plans and business
case were complete, an economic impact
assessment would need to be undertaken
before the project was presented to coun-
“We will have a brief out to a few
companies shortly and by mid March
they should be able to start. We will give
them six weeks at most,” he said.
“By May or June we should be able
to present the project to council with a
“Once there is a plan the user groups
are happy with, we need to start to throw
numbers around for what it would cost.”
Mr Murphy said the proposal needed
to show what the project would cost,
how the facility would operate and what
economic benefit would be.
He said the plan was to present the
proposal to the current council. Council
elections take place in October.
“We are pretty close to getting the
project over the line with the current
council,” he said.
Mr Murphy said if the project was
approved by council, lobbying to secure
the funding needed to build the facility
“Realistically, we are looking at 12 to
18 months to obtain funding,” he said.
The project is expected to be worth
around $1.5 million. Mr Murphy said
$1 million of that total would ideally be
funded by an external source.
He said if the community raised a
further $100,000, council could poten-
tially fund the remaining $400,000.
“We would prefer the majority of
the funding came from one source, such
as Regional Development Victoria,” he
Mr Murphy said council would be in
a position to provide funds for the con-
struction of the exhibition centre, but it
would not manage it once it was built.
“Ultimately, someone would be em-
ployed to run the facility. In the short
term, the manager would need to attract
events, as well as manage bookings,” he
“The business case would need to
investigate what the facility’s annual
income would be, which will need to be
enough to cover maintenance, bills and
wages to show the centre will stand up
on its own.”
The project is progressing well and
a core working group has done a lot of
work to get it to the current stage.
Member of the exhibition centre
working group Janine Bullock said a
meeting held last Wednesday helped to
clarify plans, governance, designs and a
“We are very confident the meeting
has reinforced a positive time line for the
future. It has been indicated that a full
business and feasibility study will be on
the table by mid May,” she said.
“The support from council and the
general community has been very sup-
portive and we look forward to this ex-
citing future development.”
If anyone is keen to be a part of the
project group, they should contact Janine
Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shed talk: meeting recently to discuss the proposal for an exhibition centre at
Stony Creek were from left, representing the Stony Creek Racing Club Jen-
ny O’Sullivan, South Gippsland Shire Council councillor Andrew McEwen,
Stony Creek exhibition centre working group member Janine Bullock, South
Gippsland Shire Council recreation officer Ian Murphy and Stony Creek exhi-
bition centre working group member Bev Shandley.
New $1.5m equestrian
hub on the way
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