On Wednesday 16 March the Mount Pleasant Show Society officially opened their new facility at Talunga Park.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Mt Pleasant Show Society received $124,000 in Federal funding as part of the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program.

“This funding enabled the Mt Pleasant Show Society to upgrade their admin building at Talunga Park, which is a significant improvement on the Atco Hut that has served the Society since the 80s.” Mr Pasin said.

“I’m so pleased that the Mt Pleasant Show Society now have a facility that is fit for purpose for their busy show and for the many fantastic community groups that use the facility.” Mr Pasin said.

“In many regional areas Agricultural shows are the heart and soul of our regional communities. They help bring communities together, bridge the divide between country and city and provide a key injection into the local economy,” Mr Pasin said.

“These events showcase the hard work and innovation that goes into producing Australia’s food and fibre. In Barker we have some of the best in the nation and that’s why I’m so pleased to be delivering infrastructure upgrades, like the new facility at Talunga Park via the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program.” Mr Pasin said.

Mount Pleasant Show Society Secretary Vicki Fawcett said with the support of the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants, the Mt Pleasant show together with the Barossa Council have been able to build a new facility on Talunga Park to house a community meeting room with office space for the Show Secretary & Farmers Market and storage rooms for the Pony Club and Show Society.

“We have included a much-needed toilet facility upgrade with a disabled toilet & 5 new cubicle toilets, two of which are also ambulatory.

“This is something that we would never have been able to do achieve without the Federal Government Regional Agricultural Show Development Grant.”