David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP Welcomes $124,360 Upgrade at the Mitchell Showgrounds

May 8, 2020

Mitchell’s showgrounds will have a fresh face when they are renewed and reinvigorated with a $124,360 investment through the Federal Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

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

“Apart from painting the pavilion and installing security cameras, water infrastructure will be installed to keep the main arena green and the livestock yards with permanent water supply. Fencing works will also be undertaken.

“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 Mitchell 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 .