The NSW Nationals are investing in the future of local racing with a significant funding investment to improve facilities at the Dubbo Turf Club.
The investment is being rolled out as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package and will result in 12 new jobs for local tradies.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with Racing Minister Kevin Anderson today to announce $318,000 to construct additional stabling at the track.
“Racing has a long and proud history in the Dubbo electorate and the racing industry is significant to our local economy and sporting culture,” Mr Saunders said.
“Dubbo Turf Club has been able to remain racing through the COVID-19 pandemic, however it is impacting on its ability to run events like the Gold Cup and Derby Day to their normal capacity. I am very pleased to be able to work alongside the club during this time to secure funding for these vital works.
“This grant will help ensure our local racing industry remains sustainable and vibrant and attracts new participants once the pandemic passes.”
Mr Anderson said the NSW Government is proud to support racing infrastructure across regional NSW that helps build community engagement, provides employment and improves the liveability of regional communities.
“As a strong supporter of regional racing, the NSW Nationals recognise the key role the regional tracks play in creating jobs and tourism as well as bringing communities together,” Mr Anderson said.
“With the spring racing season well underway, there has never been a better time to head down to the track to support the Dubbo Turf Club and cheer on a local horse or two.
“The NSW thoroughbred industry is incredibly healthy and remains strong during the challenges of this unprecedented COVID pandemic, and with the support of the NSW Nationals is only set to get stronger.”