Barossa show hall to be upgraded to a premier events venue

The Tanunda Show Hall in the Barossa is getting a $1.5 million redevelopment that will increase the venue’s capacity beyond 1200 people.

Council says the long-awaited upgrade of the hall, which is the largest regional venue for undercover community events, will transform it into a premier events venue, with the addition of new storage, new meeting rooms and a shelter for viewing tennis and netball.

“We’re excited that there has been money put into a facility that gets used by quite a lot of groups and we think it’s a great thing,” Tanunda Show Society president Paula Menzel told The Advertiser.

“We should be utilising the space better and having better facilities there.

“It will be good to have a more user-friendly facility for more groups.”

The project is slated to be complete early in 2020, in time for next year’s Tanunda Show.

Barossa Council Deputy Mayor John Angas said the upgraded venue would reinforce the Barossa’s reputation as an “events destination” and attract more high-calibre events to the region.

“The Barossa is already well-known for large-scale music events like the Melodienacht and Kaffee Abend,” he told The Advertiser.

“We’re confident improved facilities will be a drawcard for contemporary new events and artists, as well as those we know and love.

“Commercial grade kitchen facilities are also important for food and wine events, community fundraisers and festivals such as the Barossa Vintage Festival.”