Big peanut committee member Abigail Andersson wants the community to show its support.
Big peanut committee member Abigail Andersson wants the community to show its support.

Giant monument north of Toowoomba receives green light

The people asked, and asked, and fought tooth and nail and now their hard work has become worth it.

Kingaroy will receive a giant peanut in their town.

Kingaroy Big Peanut Campaigning Committee member Kristy Board said the monument will be up as early as April.

Abigail Andersson, who spearheaded the Kingaroy Needs a Big Peanut GoFundMe page, said planning has already begun into the logistics behind building the monument.

“The rules say that it has to be 600 times bigger than the actual thing, which isn’t hard for a peanut, and we want it to be big enough to take some awesome selfies,” she said on the radio this morning.

The peanut sculpture, to be built by fabricator Kano, is said to include cogs and gears from the town’s farming implements.

It will represent the nuts and families that toiled to get the town where it is today and will stand at about 2.5 metres tall.

Originally published as Giant monument north of Toowoomba receives green light