Upgrade of Lowood's grandstand now complete

Media Release

FN096/2017

27 June 2017

  • Grandstand and Hall officially opened at the 110th Lowood Show
  • The facility has been modernised for community events through a $82,500 upgrade
  • Project funded under the Coalition Government's National Stronger Regions Fund

Lowood's redeveloped Grandstand and Hall was officially opened at the 110th Lowood Show today, with the upgrade set to provide residents with a modern facility for community events.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgrade was an example of the Coalition Government working with regional communities to improve local infrastructure.

“This is just one of many great projects we are delivering in regional Australia through the National Stronger Regions Fund,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and upgrading local facilities is key to that liveability.”

Senator for Queensland Barry O'Sullivan said he was pleased to see one of Lowood's most important community assets finally upgraded.

“The Lowood showgrounds have been here since 1917, it is an iconic area within the region attracting local events from around the community and tourists travelling through the region,” Mr O'Sullivan said.

“The redeveloped Grandstand and Hall is heavily used by residents for community meetings, dances, gymnastics, and our senior citizens, so this upgrade has come at an opportune time.

“It will also allow the gymnastics club to stay at the Hall, and it will attract other clubs in the community who will be able to use these modern facilities.”

The Coalition Government and the Lowood Show Society jointly funded the $82,500 project.