Have your say on Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park


Fraser Coast residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future of the Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park.

Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said a Strategic Plan for the 105-hectare showgrounds was being developed over the next few months.

“The Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park is one of the largest multi-purpose public venues in regional Australia hosting numerous festivals, community activities, exhibitions and equestrian events each year,” he said.

“We are very fortunate to have a facility of this calibre on the Fraser Coast.

“We want to ensure our management, operation and investment in the facility allow us to make the most of what it has to offer and strengthen its social and economic value for our region.

“I encourage local residents to take the survey and get involved in the process to help Council better understand the community’s vision and aspirations for this important facility.”

The strategic planning process will consider how the Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park’s operational and resourcing practices, asset management and financial sustainability is set up to enable the facility to meet the future needs of the Fraser Coast community.

Sport and leisure planning consultants, Otium Planning Group, have been engaged to assist in developing the strategic plan.

The consultants have been meeting with user groups throughout April and are encouraging residents to have their say by:

A dedicated project page is also being established on Council’s Engagement Hub website at frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au