David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP Announces Tambo Show to be Boosted with $122,000 Upgrade

May 8, 2020

Tambo’s Show will have a fresh face when the showgrounds are renewed and reinvigorated with a $122,000 investment through the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The Tambo Show is a major drawcard for the region and this funding will help the Show Society make it an even more memorable event for the future,” Mr Littleproud said.

“With this $122,000 investment a horse arena, event ring and shade ring will be built which is great news for people involved with competitions and visitors.

“Lights will also be installed and the main pavilion at the Tambo Racecourse Complex will have a cemented undercover area.

“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 for the Tambo Show 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.