Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz and State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald recently caught up with President of the Gatton Show Society, Katherine Raymont to hear how plans are progressing for the grounds refurbishments.
Mr Buchholz said Show Societies and the events they host and support, like the annual Ag Shows, expo’s, market stalls, equestrian events and of course, the Lights on the Hill trucking memorial in Gatton, all of which contribute to the local economy.
“I was pleased earlier this year to announce that the Morrison Liberal National Government, through the AgShows Development Grant program is making an investment of $122,770 to improve the facilities of the Gatton Show Society.
“It was great to catchup with Katherine and Trevor, to see how plans are progressing. It is great to see that the plan to upgrade the grounds, through power improvements and additional infrastructure, will assist long-term with cost reduction and increasing capacity.
“This not only builds a strong community asset, but also means the Society can expand and do more in the future, to host more and better events and bring more economic activity to the region!
“We’re all terribly disappointed the Show cannot go ahead this year, but I am confident 2021 will be huge!”, Mr Buchholz said.
State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald said it was great to see the investment flowing into the Lockyer.
“Many agricultural shows are doing it tough due to the ongoing drought and now with the implications of COVID-19, this funding is a real boost,” Mr McDonald said.
“Our shows are uniquely Australian and we must seek them survive into the future,” Mr McDonald said.
PICTURED: Scott Buchholz MP, Katherine Raymont, Jim McDonald MP.