“Dilapidated eyesore” needs urgent attention

DISGUSTING: Stuart Hargreaves wants to see council fix the safety issues of the aging grandstand immediately.

A LONG-TIME local is fed up with the state of the 102-year-old grandstand at Bright’s Pioneer Park and is urging Alpine Shire Council to do something about it.

Bright resident Stuart Hargreaves said the grandstand is not only becoming a dilapidated eyesore but it was a danger to anyone who used it.

“I want to see the grandstand fully restored, it’s roughly 102-years-old and I think council needs to be aware that their ‘patch up’ jobs are no longer good enough,” he said.

“There are broken floor boards and supporting frame work and it’s not going to take much for someone to go through the floor boards or trip, and then council will have some serious problems.
“It’s really amazing that no one has been hurt yet, given the state that it’s in.”

Mr Hargreaves said the flooring and removal of elm tree suckers which are growing up through the grandstand floor, should be council’s top priority, but the whole building needs attention.

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