It has been an item of interest for passersby and for the residents of Portland, who have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new rotunda in Saville Park.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole officially opened the Portland Bandstand Rotunda on Saturday, December 9, following many months of work by the local community. He was joined by members of the Lithgow City Council in welcoming the project’s completion.
“This is such a special day as there has been a tremendous effort put into realising this project by the community,” Mr Toole said.
“The rotunda is a reflection of the past, of Portland’s history with the original structure providing a backdrop for many events and occasions when the community came together to enjoy music by the local band.
“I have no doubt the new rotunda will provide a great place for the local band to again deliver some fantastic events to the residents of Portland. It will enhance the landscape of the surrounding park, provide a comfortable place to sit, relax and enjoy music from a band or perhaps even a string quartet.”
The development of the Rotunda is a result of fundraising efforts of the Portland Development Association and funding by the NSW Government of $23,000.
Mr Toole said he was happy to support this special project which brings the community together, and delivers something they all can enjoy and congratulated the local community members on their success.