The installation of underground power to trade sites and lighting towers at the muster site will be completed come March.By Tyla Harrington
The second stage of development at the Deniliquin Ute Muster site has begun.
The installation of underground power to trade sites and lighting towers started in December.
It will be complete by the start of March, according to Deniliquin Ute Muster and Play on the Plains Festival general manager John Harvie.
Mr Harvie said the new electrical installation will mean the site has more permanent lighting.
He also said ticket holders and trade sites will no longer need to supply their own generators.
‘‘The lights are 2000 watts. There’s four (lights) on each tower, and there’s 10 towers,’’ he said.
It’s a permanent means of electricity, he explained.
And it’s for the whole town, not just the music festival.
‘‘The permanent power means the site can be used for a multitude of events.’’
Permanent shower and toilet blocks are also in the middle of construction, and will be completed before the Blues & Roots Festival at Easter.
And they’re not the only upgrades that have been made at the Conargo Rd site.
Last year the new international standard stage was constructed, which is 13m high, 50m long and 16m deep.
Also last year, the size of the sports arena doubled, and a new arena was built for the tractor pull.
The upgrades are being funded by a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia, and $411,000 of the Ute Muster’s own money.
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It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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