Directors and friends of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (ASHOF) gathered on Sunday afternoon the 2nd October to launch the new $2.5 million Outback Entertainment Centre (OEC).
The open-sided 76 meter long, 46 meter wide undercover area with tiered grandstand seating, traditional timber homestead facade housing bar and catering facilities and timber decking viewing platform and hospitality area will play host from anything from Equestrian Events through to Gala Dinners, Concerts and Stock Sales.
The new facility was built as an outcome of a Federal Grant from the Department of Regional Development and Infrastructure and was officially opened by Member for Maranoa David Littleproud and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, David Brook OAM.
David Brook said the multi-purpose entertainment centre built on the Hall’s motto that it was more than just a museum.
“This is stage one today – we’ll be adding as funds become available to have a world-class equestrian centre.”
ASHOF CEO Lloyd Mills said that the Federal Grant has provided ASHOF with an opportunity to deliver a facility that will service the needs of the entire region.
“The flexibility in design will satisfy not only the needs of the equestrian community but also provide ASHOF with future revenue opportunities through the creation of events.”
In front of a 1500 strong crowd, Lee Kernaghan and the Wolfe Brothers rocked the stage and had fans kicking up dust well into the night, christening the new OEC. The new facility provided really well with the opening night, which also included the NRL grand final on the big screen.
The OEC will be available for hire, for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I just wanted to congratulate all the staff at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame on the professional and friendly way they conducted themselves on Sunday night at the Lee Kernaghan and Wolfe Brothers concert. It was a fantastic night and I saw a lot of the staff members working during the day who were still there late into the night for the concert goers. What a great effort and what a great concert! Well worth the 9 hours drive down from Townsville. Keep up the good work!!