Upper Lachlan Shire waives showground fees
In a show of good faith, the Upper Lachlan Shire Council has waived the reformed Gunning Pony Club’s showground fee of $1800 for the next 12 months.
After a five year hiatus, the Gunning Pony Club rebanded earlier this year, in June, with Craig Hillier as the President.
The club has requested the waiver due to limited funds.
"As we are just kicking off again we have very limited money as we have a small amount of confirmed new members," said Mr Hillier.
“The membership fees that are paid go to the State pony club and they then pay for the insurance.”
It is believed, historically, the Pony Club had an agreement with the council and did not pay an annual fee.
Although the council holds the bond to the land and will continue to do so, the infrastructure and ground maintenance was carried out by the members of the club.
Mr Hillier is hopeful that the council may come to an agreement the same or similar to before the pony club went into hibernation.
The council has waived the fee until June 30, 2019.