Digger Bright pavilion in Carcoar to get some TLC

Renewal: Mark Richardson, David Kingham, Paul Toole MP; Jo Tait, Sally Green and  Bonnie Conway outside the Digger Bright pavilion. Photo: Contributed.
Renewal: Mark Richardson, David Kingham, Paul Toole MP; Jo Tait, Sally Green and Bonnie Conway outside the Digger Bright pavilion. Photo: Contributed.

It’s the venue for nearly all the arts, crafts and cake displays at the Carcoar Show, and thanks to a $14,500 grant from the NSW state government, the Digger Bright pavilion will soon be getting a spruce up.

Treasurer of the Carcoar show society Sally Green said that work will commence after this year’s show on October 27 has ended.

“Both the exterior gables are being renewed along with  the historical finials, and the interior will be refurbished,” she said.

“This pavilion is over 100 years old and it’s restoration is vital for it to continue standing as a pivotal landmark at the historic Carcoar Showground.”

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said that the pavilion is often the main stage for many of the great events that happen at the Carcoar show.

“Carcoar showground is a focal point of the local community, hosting a number of shows, functions and fundraisers each year,” Mr Toole said.

“This Crown Reserves Improvement Fund project will help preserve the building and its history for generations to come.”