From the Maitland Mercury report:
Reconstruction of the old Maitland Showground grandstand will begin this week, the state government has confirmed.
Work on the 100-year-old structure is expected to be complete by September, well ahead of next year’s Maitland Show.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the grandstand revamp was the first step in several improvements needed at Maitland Showground.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 21, 2016.