The recently completed $1.6 million pavilion at the Orange Showground is being used for the first time as the 145th annual Orange Show is underway this weekend. 
 
Orange Mayor John Davis said the completion of the 80 x 33 metre structure was an example of a great partnership between council and local businesses. 
 
“The pavilion was built by RENWELD – a consortium of central west based engineering and building firms, the different businesses work together to keep jobs local,” Cr Davis said.
 
“It means they can take on bigger projects by working together.
 
“The team has done an excellent job and it’s being used by the Orange Show for the first time which is fantastic to see.
 
“This is a major addition to the facilities at the showground. It has a six metre clear internal height with no internal vertical poles. The possibilities for its use are endless.”
 
The Orange businesses that were involved in the project include:
 Lead contractor – Main pavilion structure – ILB NSW Pty Ltd, Architect – Architecture Raw,  Structural Design – Calare Civil, Structural detailing – CDE Structures, Survey – Usher & Co.  Concrete Supply – Hansons Orange, Earthworks and concreting – Adam Grant Constructions,  Purlin & cladding supply – Stratco Orange, Cladding installation – Sargents Roofing, Access equipment – N H Equipment Hire, Project management – Incline Constructions – Duncan Blair, Electrical Works – Orange City Council, Site Fencing & amenities – Kennard’s Hire.
The pavilion’s huge steel frame was pre-fabricated by local business ILB at the Lords Place workshop.
 
The pavilion will be known as the Naylor Pavilion in recognition of the decades of service the Orange Naylor family have devoted to the Orange Show,” Cr Davis said. 
 
“The late Ray and Betty Naylor dedicated their lives to the show, particularly Betty, and their son Peter is the current president of the Orange Show Society,” Cr Davis said. 
 
“It’s a suitable honour for a family who have helped make the show what it is today.”
 
“The pavilion was funded by Orange City Council and partly by the NSW Government and I’d like to thank former Member for Orange Andrew Gee, who was able to secure that funding when he was our state representative.” 
 
The official opening of the Naylor Pavilion will occur on site, at the Orange Showground, at 3.30pm Saturday May 13.