The Ayr Showgrounds Master Plan was commissioned by Burdekin Shire Council to engage with user groups and the community and to inform a vision for the site ensuring the potential of the area can be met.
The Burdekin Show has operated from Ayr Showgrounds for over 100 years, with the inaugural show held in 1909. The age of the showgrounds and its infrastructure has resulted in low current usage rates.
Ayr Showgrounds has the capacity to be improved and revitalised whilst also strengthening the cultural identity of Ayr. This master plan is intended to guide the future development of the site, based on feedback from the local community.
The master plan proposes a design and staged implementation of works to address the ageing infrastructure. As Council acknowledges the importance of diversifying the uses on the site, the master plan supports new events and uses for the site.
The master plan provides an opportunity for user groups, Council and external funding agencies to work together to better provide for the community. Diligent maintenance and quality management and governance systems will ensure the showgrounds can be reactivated to become a valued community hub.
To view the draft Master Plan please use the link below:
- Ayr Showgrounds Master Plan Map - (pdf 2.6 MB)
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Call our Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800; or
visit us at 145 Young Street, Ayr; or
use our Online Contact Form; or
write to the Chief Executive Officer, Burdekin Shire Council, PO Box 974, Ayr QLD 4807