David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Longreach Showgrounds Set For Upgrade With New Ablution Block

May 8, 2020

The Longreach Show Society will continue to boost its service to the community when a new ablutions block is built at the showgrounds, thanks to a $157,884 investment through the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“The Longreach Show is a major drawcard for the region and this funding will help the Show Society provide improved infrastructure for show goers and showground users,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The $157,884 investment will include construction of seven toilets, six showers and separate disability access.

“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 Longreach 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 .