Wayne Donovan (right) of Crows Nest wins a chainsaw race at Toowoomba Royal Show, Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Wayne Donovan (right) of Crows Nest wins a chainsaw race at Toowoomba Royal Show, Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Local show locked in for 2021 with generous $10k funding boost

After a disappointing cancellation due to COVID-19, the Crows Nest Show will receive a major bout of funding to ensure it will bounce back and run next year.

The Crow’s Nest Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society will receive $10,000 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program to help ease cashflow pressures and cover costs.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said it was important to show support for local shows in the region after most of them were cancelled this year.

“These events bring our families and farmers together, build community spirit and help bridge the divide between country and city,” Mr Littleproud said.

“They also help to maintain our farmers’ competitive edge by providing an outlet for new ideas, new technologies and new ways of working to be shared,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I am very pleased the Crow’s Nest Show is able to access this funding to help get them through this tough period and out the other side in a sound position to host again in 2021,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Next year is looking so much brighter and I know this support will be fantastic boost for our volunteers, families and school kids.”

This $10,000 boost will accompany the $156,889.88 grant the show society received to construct a toilet block, and $124,610.65 to upgrade infrastructure at the Showgrounds.

18 shows across Maranoa will receive a total $310,637.28 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.

This is in addition to more than $3.43 million in infrastructure funding granted to 13 Maranoa show societies through the Agricultural Show Development Grants program.

Originally published as Local show locked in for 2021 with generous $10k funding boost