August 3, 2023
Two South Burnett race clubs are among 39 across regional Queensland to receive infrastructure grants from Racing Queensland’s new Country Club Asset Funding (CCAF) program.
Burrandowan Picnic Race Club will receive a grant to replace and install new inside running rails, while the South Burnett Race Club (Wondai) will buy a tractor.
Racing Minister Grace Grace said the CCAF scheme had replaced the Country Racing Program.
The new funding follows betting tax changes which return 80 per cent of receipts back to industry.
The CCAF is designed to support country racing club infrastructure repairs, along with maintenance and asset replacement.
“Country racing is the lifeblood of the industry across the Sunshine State, and the Palaszczuk Government is delighted to play our role in assisting these clubs,” Minister Grace said.
“Racing also helps to support over 15,000 jobs across the State, and the CCAF will ensure those jobs remain well into the future.”