From the Maitland Mercury report:
Preparations for the Maitland Show are in full swing including works on the grandstand.
The works are to replace some of the rotted structural timbers, decking and seating.
Just an eighth of the project has cost $60,000 in commonwealth grants and loans.
Part of the delay in works has been finding the right lengths of structure hard wood that measure almost six metres.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 29, 2012.