Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Grants offer boost to racing clubs

    11/09/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • $791,190 allocated to eight race clubs across WA for infrastructure works
    • Part of State Government’s Racecourse Infrastructure Grants Program
    • Additional top-up funding provided through Royalties for Regions

    Eight race clubs across Western Australia will share in $791,190 to help complete a range of important infrastructure works.

     

    Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron said the funds had been allocated to the clubs through the latest round of the Racecourse Infrastructure Grants Program (RIGP), including matching funding provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program for works at regional race clubs.

     

    “The latest round of the RIGP brings the total number of grants committed to more than $13million since the program began in 2011,” Mr Waldron said.

     

    “This essential program ensures regional and metropolitan race clubs can complete both critical infrastructure works and works on patron facilities that will deliver significant benefits and revenue back to clubs.

     

    “This round, clubs to benefit are:

               Golden Mile Trotting Club

               Narrogin Race and Pace

               Mount Barker Turf Club

               Northam Race Club

               Laverton Race Club

               Meekatharra Race Club

               Albany Racing Club

               Wanneroo Trotting Club.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the racing industry was an important contributor to the State’s economy. 

     

    “This kind of support ensures regional communities can continue to receive the economic and social benefits that are dependent on the improvements of infrastructure and facilities in local race clubs,” Mr Redman said.

     

    Grants for metropolitan venues can be for as much as 60 per cent of the total project cost up to a maximum of $500,000, while for regional facilities that figure is increased to 90 per cent of the total project cost up to a maximum of $900,000.  The additional funding for regional venues has been made possible through matching funding from the Royalties for Regions program.

     

    Minister’s office - 6552 6100

     

     

    Applicant
       Scope of Project
    Total Project
    Cost
    Support Funding
        (Secured)
    Grant Amount
     
    Golden Mile Trotting Club
     
    Stage 1 on-course stables
     
    $156,500
     
    $15,650 (Club)
    $70,425 (RIGP)
    $70,425 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Golden Mile Trotting Club
     
    Replacement of water truck tank
     
    $28,900
     
    $2,890 (Club)
    $13,005 (RIGP)
    $13,005 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Narrogin Race and Pace
     
    Upgrade stalls matting
     
    $8,100
     
    $810
    (Club)
    $3,645 (RIGP)
    $3,645 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Narrogin Race and Pace
     
    Replace three harness stewards’ towers
     
    $29,985
     
    $2,999 (Club)
    $13,493 (RIGP)
    $13,493 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Mount Barker Turf Club
     
    Replace main stewards tower
     
    $66,800
     
    $6,680 (Club)
    $30,060 (RIGP)
    $30,060 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Northam Race Club
     
    Replace three stewards towers
     
    $192,629
     
    $19,263 (Club)
    $86,683 (RIGP)
    $86,683 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Laverton Race Club
     
    Horse stalls upgrade
     
    $26,174
     
    $7,300
    (Club)
    $9,437 (RIGP)
    $9,437 (R for R boost)
     (74%)
     
    Meekatharra Race Club
     
    Track surface restructure
     
    $75,448
     
    $7,545
    (Club)
    $33,952 (RIGP)
    $33,952 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Albany Race Club
    Replace judges tower, stewards tower relocate one tower
     
    $276,500
     
    $27,650 (Club)
    $124,425 (RIGP)
    $124,425 (R for R boost)
     (90%)
     
    Wanneroo Trotting Club
     
    Install safety fencing and access control
     
    $34,900
     
    $13,960 (Club)
     
     
    $20,940 (RIGP)
    (60%)