David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP: Bell Show to Come Back Stronger in 2021 with $65,000 Investment

May 8, 2020

The Bell Show will have a fresh face when facilities are upgraded with a $65,000 investment through the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“The Bell Show is a major drawcard for the region and showcases some of the best talent in the Western Downs,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’m glad to see it will be back in 2021 bigger and better than ever before.

“The Bell Show Society will make use of $65,000 to build livestock holding yards and upgrade its display facilities.

“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 Bell 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 .