Community / Sport / News / 18th June 2020
Horse sports yards on track for spring completion
The Binnaway Show Society has confirmed construction on the new horse sports yards is progressing on time and on budget.
The $120,000 project will see the old, unsafe yards replaced with new steel yards to enable horse sports such as team penning and camp drafting to be held in Binnaway again.
Binnaway Show Society treasurer and project manager, Jim Larkin said while the coronavirus had meant working bees could no longer be held, workswere continuing steadily.
“We were fortunate that we got cracking on demolition of the old yards and construction late last year and early this year,” Mr Larkin said.
“This year we had to change the way we worked in line with regulations, however, have still managed to progress the project.”
Rubber belting has been added to the yards, troughs and feeders installed and work on welding gates has progressed.
“We are progressing to our schedule and the yards should be completed by spring,” Mr Larkin said.
“More than 600 hours of volunteer labour has gone into the project so far, so it really has been a project for the community delivered by the community.
“We are looking forward to delivering this important project for Binnaway and bringing new events to the region.”
To date, all of the money had been spent in the local region, Mr Larkin said.
“We’ve been pleased to be able to engage local contractors and suppliers throughout the project.”
The NSW Government commended the team for their work on the project to date.
“I thank and commend Binnaway Show Society for their commitment to improving this facility which, once completed, will be a safe, high-quality horse-sports yard suitable for practice and competition that the whole community can enjoy,” Sam Farraway MLC said.
“I look forward to visiting in spring to celebrate.”