June 5, 2020
Yarraman residents will also be celebrating after Friday’s announcement of Building Better Regions Fund projects, with $27,750 Federal cash to flow to the town.
The money will support a new event, the Yarraman Finish Line Festival, which will be held in Station Park at the finishing line of the new Brisbane Valley Festival of Cycling.
The 2020 Festival of Cycling – organised by the BVRT Users Association – was to be held on July 4 but has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
When re-scheduled, the event will feature 75km, 100km, 161km and 180km challenges for riders.
“Whether you’re a keen cyclist or just looking to experience a new event, the Yarraman Finish Line Festival is going to be a hit,” Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said.
“The exciting thing about this festival is that there will be something for people who live in the area and tourists.
“The more we can bring people together to experience a race and enjoy the vibes of the festival, the better.
“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together for an enjoyable time because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other.
“I want to see this event grow in size and popularity and help bridge the rural/urban divide.
“There’s nothing like a race to pique people’s curiosity and show visitors what’s great about the bush.
“Tourism is a viable industry and gives our region a boost through the drought. I have no doubt that the Yarraman Finish Line Festival is going to support local businesses, too.”
The funding application was submitted by the Yarraman Business Group Inc.