David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Final strokes finished on Yelarbon silo artwork

July 1, 2019

With the final strokes painted onto Yelarbon’s silos, the town is leaving its mark on the tourist map, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced.

“It’s great to see the Goondiwindi Regional Council using Drought Communities Programme Extension (DCPE) funds to boost Yelarbon’s attractions and give tourists more reasons to stop and check out the town,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Yelarbon is a desert spinifex town with a permanent water supply from the lagoon – which is nearby the silos – and I think the mural of a child playing in an oasis really demonstrates to tourists just how important a resource water is in the development and economy of this town.

“With 2019 being the Year of the Outback, making sure that our attractions are in top shape is a priority as we want to leave a strong impression on tourists passing through the area.

“The Goondiwindi Council received $1 million in DCPE funds to help stimulate the region’s economy through this ongoing drought and is delivering a number of community projects to support local businesses, improve community infrastructure, promote the region, enhance tourism and events opportunities and improve community safety.

“One of the great things about the DCPE is that local groups make informed decisions about how the funds should be allocated which means outcomes are productive and sustainable well into the future.”