Nanango’s Easter race meeting – usually a big event for the club – was cancelled due to COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Nanango Race Club will receive $65,000 from the State Government to replace ageing infrastructure at the Lee Park track.

The funding, to replace the main stewards tower, was announced by Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe on Thursday.

The grant is under Round 2 of the four-year, $70.4 million Country Racing Support Package.

Non-TAB clubs can apply to Racing Queensland under the package to receive funding for projects relating to infrastructure repairs and maintenance

“Fifty projects have been approved under this second round of funding, which means jobs and a boost to the economies in more than 30 of our smaller communities,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“We’re expecting to announce a third round before the end of the year, which again means jobs and another decent shot in the arm of the economies of successful communities.”

Mr Hinchliffe said country racing was the heartbeat of many communities.

“The majority of our non-TAB clubs have had their meetings either cancelled or postponed during COVID-19 and, as such, their capacity to fund much-needed infrastructure improvements has been further diluted,” he said.

“The Country Racing Support Package has delivered great results for Queensland’s racing industry and the latest round of CRP funding will be warmly welcomed across the State.”

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