Whilst the Waroona Show did not occur on Saturday 10th October, an afternoon tea was held at the Waroona Showgrounds where Government representatives, Alcoa of Australia, Waroona Agricultural Society Committee and Life Members, Agricultural Shows Australia and the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, celebrated the Official Opening of two jointly funded projects. An overdue extension to the administration building to coordinate the Waroona Show and seven toilets – one family, two disabled and four unisex, will be of huge benefit for the Waroona show and the general community.
Waroona Agricultural Society was awarded a grant of $116,952 from the Federal Government’s $20 million Regional Ag Shows Development Grant for infrastructure upgrades, which was an initiative of the National Party prior to the last Federal elections.
Chairman of ASA, Dr Rob Wilson cut a first prize ribbon to officially open the ablution block along with Mike Walmsley and Eric Walmsley representing the Shire of Waroona and the Waroona Agric Society, who also contributed financially to the project.
The office extension and kitchen renovation was jointly funded by the Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Program, Federal Government Stronger Communities Program, Shire of Waroona and the Waroona Agricultural Society. Andrew Hastie MP, Adam Gilbert – Alcoa Refinery Manager, Mike Walmsley Shire of Waroona President, and Eric Walmsley Waroona Ag Society President shared in cutting a first prize ribbon with ‘dagging’ shears – fitting with the agricultural theme.
Waroona Ag Society President, Eric Walmsley highly commended their Building Project Manager – Mark Winter, Maree Ellis – Grants and Donna Walmsley - Project Coordinator and committee members who all contributed substantially to the projects.