Demolition workers begin the task of disassembling the old Wondai grandstand on Tuesday (Photo: Karen Hicks)
The metal roof is lifted off the grandstand
(Photo: Photo: Karen Hicks)

September 2, 2021

Demolition of the old grandstand at Wondai Showgrounds began this week, the first stage of a major upgrade by the South Burnett Regional Council.

Tenders for the demolition of the wooden structure, believed to have been built in the early 1900s, were advertised earlier this year.

At the time, Council said the demolition was necessary as the building was ridden with termites.

Stage 1 of Council’s upgrade will double the size of the pavilion under the grandstand to provide extra storage and display space for the Wondai Show Society and the South Burnett Race Club.

A new covered walkway, viewing platform and tiered seating are also part of long-term plans for the site.

The $175,000 cost of the grandstand demolition and pavilion extension is being be funded through a State Government Works For Queensland grant.

A crane and other machinery were brought in this week to demolish the grandstand (Photo: Karen Hicks)
How the upgraded Wondai Showgrounds complex would look from ground level once both stages of the master plan are completed (Graphic: SBRC)
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