Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders today announced the NSW Government will provide $100,000 from its COVID-19 stimulus program for improvements at Gulgong Racecourse.
Mr Saunders said the funding will provide for infrastructure upgrades to support the future of local racing while supporting jobs and the region’s economy.
“Gulgong Racecourse will receive $100,000 this financial year to assist with a needed upgrade of its facilities,” Mr Saunders said.
“Planned improvements at Gulgong include an upgrade to its kitchen, work on a general seating area, and installation of a covered awning.
“Gulgong Turf Club is a popular recreational facility that supports the Central West racing industry and the local community with its family-friendly atmosphere.
“The funding and improvements are welcome news that will benefit the race club and the broader community which uses its facilities.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the $1 million COVID-19 stimulus funding is part of a $39.1 million package that is being applied to regional infrastructure projects across the State.
“The COVID-19 stimulus program is working to enhance important community infrastructure across the state, including in the Central West, while supporting jobs and local economies in regional areas,” Minister Pavey said.
“Upgrade work at Gulgong Turf Club will improve its infrastructure and support its future operations.
“Racecourses are popular and important contributors to regional communities, their economies and social calendars so this support will be a morale booster.”