Seven race clubs in the Wide Bay-Burnett will share in $342,000 worth of funding to deliver new and improved racing infrastructure.
Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the funding was part of a $3.9 million country racing infrastructure package to be shared between 55 Queensland race clubs.
The funding for the Wide Bay-Burnett clubs includes:
- Bundaberg Race Club – $85,000 for barrier refurbishment
- Gayndah Jockey Club Inc. – $10,000 for barrier refurbishment
- Gympie Turf Club – $90,000 for upgrade racing surface to starting shutes
- Kumbia Race Club – $100,000 for new tie up stalls
- Mt Perry Race Club Inc. – $7,000 for replacement of Stewards’ tower steps and floor
- Nanango Race Club – $20,000 for barrier padding
- South Burnett Race Club – $30,000 to refurbish racing surface
“Country racing is integral to communities and residents living in the Wide Bay-Burnett,” he said.
“Small non-TAB clubs are at the heart of these communities, bringing people together and supporting local economies.
“They’re not rich clubs by any means, but they have to meet ongoing infrastructure needs and this doesn’t always come cheap.
“These funds will help improve the financial bottom line of these clubs while delivering the infrastructure they need going forward.
“It’s all part of the Palaszczuk Government’s four-year $70.4 million Country Racing Support Package which is delivering great results at the grassroots level.”