Naming Maryborough Showgrounds Campdraft Arena

Project Overview

In response to a Council motion to name the Maryborough Showgrounds Campdraft Arena the "EB Lindley Campdraft Arena", Council at its Meeting held on 28 April, 2021, resolved to direct the Chief Executive Officer to undertake community consultation in naming the arena.

To provide your feedback on naming the Campdraft Arena click on the link in the Have Your Say section below.

About Eb (Leon) Lindley

Mr 'Eb' Leon Lindley lived in the Maryborough region from the 1950’s until his passing at age 78.

Eb was passionate about campdrafting and from the 1950's, until his passing in the late 1970's, was involved in campdrafting and events at the Fraser Coast Agricultural Show - as a participant and chief ring steward. Eb was also involved as a volunteer in getting the show ready each year and packing up and dismantling at the end of the show.

Eb's love for cattle and horses was also part of his working life as dairy farmer at Yengarie, property manager and drover. 

Eb was also known as a skilled horseman and drafter across Central Queensland. He and his horse 'Teddy' travelled many kilometres together along local and regional stock routes.

Eb was also one of the founding members of the Maryborough Pony Club and one for their first instructors.

            Eb and wife Amy                                       Eb and two of his grandsons                                   Eb's horse

(Council thanks the Lindley family and the Show Society for providing information and photos about Eb for this consultation).

Please note this consultation has now closed (6/7/21) - Council is now reviewing the community's feedback and will compile a report to go to the next Council Meeting. Council will update stakeholders once the report has gone to Council. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation.

Council resolved to name the Maryborough Showgrounds Campdraft Arena the "Fraser Coast Campdraft Arena" at the 28 July 2021 Council Meeting.

Resolution: "That Council name the Campdraft arena at the Maryborough Showgrounds the "Fraser Coast Campdraft Arena".

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback during the consultation process.

(The report is located on Council's website as part of the 28 July 2021 Council Meeting Agenda (pp. 439-442):