Sunday, August 26, 2012

Partial solution for Maitland grandstand finish

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Works on Maitland Showground’s 100-year-old grandstand have hit a snag, but on the bright side it is hopeful it will be partly reopened in time for the Inner City Pace harness racing meeting in January.
Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural Society president Trevor Hardes said the search for suitable lengths of replacement timber had been fruitless.
“I’ve been searching as far as the north coast to find the six metre lengths needed,” he said. “They’re very hard to get.”
Appropriate timber has to be cured for six months after milling, adding significantly to the cost – and rarity of the timber – while putting a strain on the timeline.

Full article by Sam Norris