June 15, 2023
Nanango Race Club is sporting a new set of stairs to the racecaller’s tower, thanks to a generous grant from Heritage Nanango Community Funding.
Heritage put in $30,000 towards the $60,000 project, with the club providing the balance.
Club president Andrew Green said the new tower stairs were used for the first time at the May meeting.
As well as the steel stairs, the floors of the first platform and the caller’s box and judge’s box have been repaired.
A concrete pad has been laid at the base of the stairs and a protective barrier erected.
The final part of the work was completed literally just hours before the May meeting.
“Heritage are amazing,” club secretary Leisa Green said.
“As well as this, they sponsor a race at every meeting which is about $5500 a year.”
Andrew said Ben Greenslade, from G3 Engineering at Nanango, completed the job.
G3 have done a number of other upgrades around the racecourse over the years, including stairs to the stewards’ box and railings on the grandstand.
Andrew said he was very pleased with the quality of the new stairs.
“It’s all done to Australian compliance standards. They’re safe and look good, too!” he said.
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In another bonus, Racing Queensland has presented Nanango Race Club with an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
The AED arrived on Thursday, and will be kept in the race office.
Having a defibrillator nearby can mean the difference between life and death if someone suffers a heart attack.
The AED was supplied as part of a rollout by Racing Queensland to rural racing clubs.