Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Grand Plans for Tigerland

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Grand Plans for Tigerland

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Byline: Troy Kippen troy.kippen@dailymercury.com.au

EXCLUSIVE: SPORTING clubs across Mackay have been investing heavily in facility upgrades recently and now Western Suburbs Leagues Club is about to start on an expansion of its own to become a sports and community hub of the Pioneer Valley.

Harrup Park Country Club, Mackay Netball Association and Magpies Sporting Club have all had recent expansions or are working through multi-million dollar master plans.

But to see how Wests is evolving a person doesn't have to look much further than how it has grown the Canegrowers Ag Trade Expo the club picked up last year.

Despite a wash-out in 2017, the event has expanded and this year there are more than 80 exhibitors, and more entertainment to make it family friendly.

Western Suburbs Leagues Club general manager Kingsley Theiber said the plan was to continue to expand the event into a possible week-long show celebrating the Pioneer Valley. The trade expo is just one example of the expansions that the club is planning across the board. …

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