Bella Franz from Jandowae walks Tickle, a limousin heifer, past the cattle judge at the Wondai Show.
Bella Franz from Jandowae walks Tickle, a limousin heifer, past the cattle judge at the Wondai Show. Michael Nolan

State government chips in to help Show Societies

SOUTH Burnett show societies will share in $60, 379 worth of state government funding.

The money is part of the annual Show Societies Grants Program which gives about $2 million to agricultural shows across the state to spend on their operating costs as well as the construction and maintenance of showground assets.

Show societies who own their grounds may use up to 50 per cent of their funding towards new infrastructure.

Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies General Manager, Karen Wolf said the funding was crucial in order to be able to deliver the shows each year.

"Many of the Show Societies, particularly the smaller ones, would find it extremely challenging to conduct their shows without the Government's assistance through the grants program,” she said.

"We are absolutely delighted the government has increased the funding as it will have an enormous positive impact on every show in Queensland.”

Show Funding

  • Blackbutt Show: $7,446
  • Murgon: $12,862
  • Nanango: $11,426
  • Proston: $7,894
  • Kingaroy: $12,012
  • Wondai: $8,739
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