David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

New look in Winton sure to impress locals and visitors, Maranoa MP says

August 12, 2019

A slate of new facilities sure to impress locals and visitors were officially opened by Maranoa MP David Littleproud in Winton Monday.

“It’s great to be in Winton today and to see the work that’s been completed here as part of $1.19 million in Federal Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP) grants,” Mr Littleproud said.

Mr Littleproud officially opened:

  • Elderslie Street: new draining, kerbing, channelling and footpath expansions;
  • Winton Golf Club’s deck and ramp;
  • Corfield Race Club ablution block;
  • New lighting at the Eric Lenton Memorial Grounds;
  • Waltzing Matilda Walkway of Honour and silhouette sign.

“Projects like these give Winton a fresh look and make such a difference for the local community and generations to come because these works spruce our facilities and events up and give an even stronger sense of pride,” Mr Littleproud said.

“It is the Year of the Outback and to support regions affected by ongoing drought, I encourage everyone to get on the road and explore your backyard in the Outback and support towns like Winton along the way.

“One of the great things about Drought Communities Program is that funds are driven down into local groups who have a say in which local is contracted to make the upgrades.

“When community groups make these informed decisions, they are justifying projects that are worthwhile.”DCP extension grants went to supporting Way Out West Fest, the Diamantina Rodeo and Camp Draft Association, Shooters Association, Show Society, Truck Museum and Winton Dirt Bike Club.

Mr Littleproud has secured more than $16 million in Drought Communities Programme funds for Maranoa.

For information on the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program visit: https://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/drought-communities.aspx