90 SECOND STATEMENT: Mt Gravatt Show

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to speak about the Mt Gravatt Show- the best little country show in the city.

A weekend long show more than just rides, fireworks, showbags and farm animals.

It was a show that showcased the very best of the Mt Gravatt community Deputy Speaker.

And this year the Show celebrated the huge milestone of 105 years.

Those who came along as children are now bringing their children or their children’s children.

A tradition Deputy Speaker which gets bigger and better every year.

I had the privilege of opening the show and was joined on stage by an Alpaca who completely stole the show.

Now what is seeing this show go from strength to strength are the people behind it.

The Show President Kim Goss, Loretta Smith from the Mt Gravatt Show Society and the entire committee.

All working tirelessly to make this show a calendar moment for people from across Brisbane.

Thank you for your hard work.

Deputy Speaker, this was no easy feat this year.

Unfortunately, last year’s show was cancelled because of the pandemic.

I know how much this show means to our community and that is why I fought for its return.

Over $43,000 in federal funding was delivered this year that enabled the show to get back on its feet.

And funding that saw stallholders and small businesses breathe a sigh of relief after the last year.

I want to thank the Morrison Government for the opportunity to see our community come together.

Our Government is securing our recovery by supporting local and giving confidence to these businesses.

And our community spirit is being made better because of it.

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