Local show helps keep the pulse steady 

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, welcomed the grants from the State Government which give such a boost to local Shows.

“Regional Queensland traditions are being kept very much alive with the Newman Government providing supporting grants to the local organizing societies,” Mr Elmes said

“The Eumundi Park Recreational and Showgrounds Association and the Noosa Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society will share almost $20,000 in 2014 as they did for their 2013 events.

These moneys have been allocated through a Local Government grants program and are designed to ensure that communities throughout Queensland continue to host their local signature events.

“Each of these Shows lets us showcase what we can do as well as provide entertainment for all of the family,” Mr Elmes said.

“In a year when many of the state’s communities have been through so much, it is especially important to have an event that everyone can look forward to.

“The Eumundi and the Noosa Shows give each community an opportunity once a year to come together and promote what’s great about their respective area.

“The Local Government Minister, David Crisafulli, is keen to make sure that these moneys empower local communities and strengthen regional Queensland as a key part of the Newman Government’s program of building resilience.

“There are more than 130 agricultural shows in Queensland and more than half of those are in areas that were savaged during this year’s floods,” Mr Elmes said.

“Most of the other areas are now being hit by drought, so more than ever, it is important to prioritise what needs to be done to maintain a strong heartbeat in the bush.

“I also want to pay tribute to the community heroes in the Show societies who give so generously of their time, year in and year out, to provide an event to be enjoyed by local people and visitors alike. To them goes a special vote of thanks,” Mr Elmes said.