David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$465,455 Allora Showground Works to Impress in 2021

May 8, 2020

The Allora Showgrounds will have a fresh face when the canteen and bar are refurbished with a $465,455 through the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“The Allora Show is a major drawcard for the region and it will be back in 2021 bigger and better than ever before with a renovated canteen and bar,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’m sure that will keep patrons coming back for more and is a great way to bring the community together.

“An all-purpose, covered arena with seating will be built – when the show society’s next event rolls around they will have more options in which events they host and that’s going to provide the audience with even more entertainment.

“Shows are the heart and soul of our regional communities and when their next event rolls around, these upgrades will make the event even more attractive to show goers.

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving community services across Maranoa because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other – making improvements to the Allora Showgrounds reflects this.

“Upgrading show facilities means more visitors to these regional events, more local employment, and more tills ringing in local businesses.

“I want to see our shows continue to grow in size and popularity and bridge the rural/urban divide.”

A total of 122 regional shows received a portion of funding through the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development grants program. Show societies in Maranoa received more than $3.4 million.

For successful applicants visit: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/infrastructure/ag-shows