From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Baird government will provide $250,000 to return the ailing Maitland Showground grandstand to its former glory if re-elected.
“This is just an integral piece of, not only Maitland’s history, but Maitland’s future,” Mr Thomson said. “It [funding] brings this building back to being the centrepiece of the showground and it will reclaim its place as a historical treasure.”
Full Article available at Maitland Mercury, March 19, 2015.