The 27-hectare Showgrounds will be divided into one area to house the show and another area that can be developed. The consortium would be entitled to use show facilities in the 50 weeks they are not used for the show.
The main arena and exhibition space will be cut by half. Three of four historic grandstands will be demolished, some other heritage buildings will either be removed or altered and a large shopping complex will be built.
The project aims to contribute to the growth of the State’s agribusiness sector, and creating a flexible, multi-purpose events and exhibition precinct, are amongst the project’s key objectives.