Council to establish an interim committee for 2019 Rockhampton Show

Published on 31 August 2018

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Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow has announced that Council will establish and auspice an interim committee to run the Rockhampton Show in 2019.

“There’s been no satisfactory resolution between the Showman’s Guild and the Show Society, and we cannot allow this to happen another year,” Mayor Strelow said.

“The damage to our reputation and our economy and the loss to individual stallholders because of this year’s split Show will take its toll for some time.

“People want to see animals, handicraft, the rides, the show bags and all of the ‘fun of the fair’ together in one spot.

“Council will establish an interim committee charged with delivering the 2019 Rockhampton Show and while there are many fine details to be resolved, it is our intention that this interim committee will facilitate the establishment of a new Show Society.

“The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies has also indicated that they will assist with workshops to ensure that the Rockhampton Show continues to take its right of place as one of the greatest agricultural shows in Central Queensland,” Mayor Strelow said.