Community & Business

26 May, 2024

Future of Malanda Pavilion uncertain

TABLELANDS Regional Council has moved to clarify what is happening with the Patrick English Pavilion after locals reacted when they heard that stallholders would no longer be able to use the facility for the monthly markets.

Future of Malanda Pavilion uncertain - feature photo

A Facebook post by the markets advised that stallholders who had sites in the pavilion would be unable to use it anymore as it has been “condemned effective immediately”.

That generated many comments, with some concerned it means the end of the facility for the community.

In a statement, Deputy Mayor Cr Dave Bilney said the immediate future of the pavilion “was uncertain after a routine structural assessment identified serious structural issues”.

“The engineer has expressed serious concern over the structural integrity of the pavilion, the most severe being the failure of the timber curved trusses,” he said.

“We’re still waiting on the final report that will include details of the extent of the issues, but the bottom line is the pavilion is not safe for use at this stage.

“We are working with people and organisations who have booked the hall to find alternative venues or dates, and we’ll share more information as it comes to hand.”


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