Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Statements by Members
Wright Electorate: Canungra Show
I rise to speak on the drought. This weekend we will be celebrating in my electorate the 80th anniversary of the Canungra Show. Competitors and office bearers at this year's show include some of the district's most well known names: the Corcoran family, the Finches, the Caswells, the Lawlers, the Moriartys, the Bensteads and the Mahoneys. All make a contribution to ensure that the show is one of the highlights on the calendar. So I invite all the members in this place to get on a plane, rock yourself up to the Gold Coast, make your way over Tambourine Mountain and come to the quintessential country show. There are stud events, show jumping, historical vehicles and chainsaw carving. I'm sure it'll be spectacular for everyone.
Recently I was pleased to announce, under the Building Better Regions Fund, $259,000 in grants to Canungra Sports and Recreation Ground, where the show takes place, for significant upgrades. That will allow them to add adequate sewerage systems to their facilities and groundwater tanks to capture water for the next year. With more and more people coming to the show each year, this funding for these upgrades really benefits the community.
I'd also like to acknowledge and applaud the president, Airlie Worrall; the vice-presidents, Darrel Bliss and Roly Ethell; and the treasurer, Chris Ward, for the amazing work that they do.