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The Murweh Shire Council wasted no time showing off the nearly completed Morven yards to Maranoa MP and Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on Saturday.

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THE Murweh Shire Council wasted no time showing off the nearly completed Morven yards to Maranoa MP and Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on Saturday.

The yards are the first stage in a $9 million-plus project that will integrate transport options to simplify the movement of cattle from northern and western locations to various destinations.

Mr Littleproud was part of a small convoy on route to a local government conference in Longreach.

In tow was Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Scott Bucholz and Queensland Senator James McGrath.

Mayor Shaun 'Zoro' Radnedge took the opportunity to show off the wonders of the stars at the Cosmos Centre and the delegation also enjoyed a meal with locals at the Charleville RSL.

"We took every second we could to highlight some of our ongoing issues, raise a few new ones and discuss some potential opportunities for our part of Queensland," Cr Radnedge said.

"Our shire, like many in regional areas, depends on strong relationships with all levels of government to ensure we get our voices heard.

"To this end, we are lucky David Littleproud is in the Cabinet because he really does take all our issues on board and to the highest level."

Cr Radnedge said Mr Littleproud certainly knows the area well and is no stranger to Charleville.

"He helped me a fair bit on the weekend, to showcase Murweh to his parliamentary colleagues and we are pretty grateful," Cr Radnedge said.

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