From the Maitland Mercury report:
Work has started on the restoration of the ailing Maitland Showground grandstand.
People attached to the government’s Work for the Dole scheme have been enlisted to remove planks and seats from the 100-year-old grandstand this week.
An engineer will assess what structural work needs to be done as part of the restoration after the seats and planks are removed.
Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural Association representatives will then get quotes from builders to complete the long-awaited restoration work.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Aug. 25, 2015.