House debates

Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Statements by Members

Lindsay Electorate: Luddenham Show

1:34 pm

Photo of Melissa McIntoshMelissa McIntosh (Lindsay, Liberal Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention) Share this | Hansard source

I rise to talk about the amazing village community of Luddenham, which the honourable member for Hume and I proudly share. It will be my pleasure this weekend to officially open the 118th Luddenham Show. The Luddenham Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society Treasurer and Progress Association Vice-President, Wayne Willmington, informs me that the Luddenham Show society was formed in 1891. It is one of three show societies in New South Wales that own their own showground. He also said that, at the time of the society's first show, the then Nepean Times stated, 'Luddenham may fairly lay claim to having the best show ever held in the colony.' Since 1891, 15 shows have not gone ahead, due to wars, droughts, COVID and horse flu. In advance, I want to thank the amazing team who year in, year out put on this fantastic show.

I'm a proud Western Sydney MP with semi-rural patches like Luddenham where we have amazing local farm producers and small-business owners. Luddenham is home to many families who have called the area home for multiple generations. Wayne's family have Willmington Road named after them, which connects The Northern Road with the village's shops and schools. I cannot wait to open the 118th Luddenham show.


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