Big Rig gets even big­ger

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EX­CIT­ING times are sched­uled for one of Roma’s big­gest at­trac­tions af­ter se­cur­ing a $1.23 mil­lion grant.

Roma’s iconic Big Rig is set to get big­ger with the Mara­noa Re­gional Coun­cil be­ing suc­cess­ful in se­cur­ing the funds from the State’s Out­back Tourism In­fra­struc­ture Fund to go to­wards the Big­ger Big Rig pro­ject.

The new $2.99 mil­lion pro­ject is set to have a fo­cus on ad­ven­ture, en­com­pass­ing the Big­ger Big Rig, a zip line and a tree walk.

It will also in­clude a 30m ob­ser­va­tion tower, in­clud­ing lift and stairs, fea­tur­ing a num­ber of high­lights from out­back Queens­land.

Coun­cil­lor Puddy Chan­dler, port­fo­lio chair for tourism, said this was a big win for the Big Rig, Roma and the Mara­noa over­all.

“It is our aim at the Big Rig to cre­ate life­long ex­pe­ri­ences for all of our vis­i­tors,” Cr Chan­dler said.

“This pro­ject, with its fo­cus on ad­ven­ture, will be able to do just that.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ABOVE: Char­lie Eames, Puddy Chan­dler and Cyril Peet from The Big Rig Ac­tion Group.

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