David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Cementing Chinchilla’s horse stables to attract more trainers

December 4, 2019

Attracting trainers is a top goal for the Chinchilla Race Club, which received $10,000 in Stronger Communities Program funding to cement 24 horse bay stables, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“Improving these horse bay stables with concrete flooring will result in better animal welfare and incentivise trainers from around the region to make better use of the facility,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’m glad to see Stronger Communities Program funding going to this project because the horse bay stables are a true community effort – built with club funds and volunteers.

“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 – cementing stables at the Chinchilla Race Club reflects this.

“Our bush communities are the heart of this country and I want to make sure that small capital projects are funded and the community gets exactly what it needs.”

Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme has seen $150,000 in Federal Government funding made available to Maranoa community groups.

Project grants range from $2500 to $20,000 to help bolster rural communities.