Maranoa MP David Littleproud.
Maranoa MP David Littleproud. Tobi Loftus

Kingaroy's Big Peanut gets more support

MARANOA MP David Littleproud has put his support behind the campaign to get a Big Peanut in Kingaroy.

When Mr Littleproud, who is also the Federal Agriculture Minister, heard about the community plan to build "a tribute to the humble peanut that's helped to put Kingaroy on the map”, he had one thing to say.

"Bigger the better,” he said.

"Queensland is known for big attractions, firm handshakes and friendly communities so I was excited to hear chatter about a Big Peanut to boost tourism in Kingaroy - I reckon it's a great idea.

"A 'Big Things in Queensland' bucket list should be the foundation for any road trip in our great state and I think a Big Peanut in Kingaroy would not only make a great selfie addition for tourists but also help to grow the South Burnett's economy and local jobs as a result.”

Mr Littleproud was in Stanthorpe last week to announce $10,000 in Federal Government funding, under the Stronger Communities Programme, for a Big Thermometer to celebrate winter's temperate drop as the Granite Belt is Queensland's coolest region.

"There are many great funding initiatives out there and I'm more than happy to assist the community to bring their Big Peanut dream into reality,” he said.