Minister to get racing industry views
Rookie minister Colin Holt is set to canvass the views of the racing fraternity when he visits Kalgoorlie-Boulder this week.
Mr Holt, appointed to State Cabinet as Racing and Gaming Minister in December, is to preside over a consultation forum on Monday to discuss the proposed State Government sale of the TAB.
In a statement to the Kalgoorlie Miner yesterday, Mr Holt said the Government would continue to pursue options for the proposed sale.
“(The Government) is committed to an open and consultative due diligence process to ensure industry is heard and all relevant information is understood,” he said.
“The regional consultation forum provides a chance for race clubs in the Goldfields to have their say on the future of their industry.”
Kalgoorlie MLA Wendy Duncan also urged everyone to “grab this chance to talk with the minister”.
“This is a great opportunity for race clubs and industry representatives to get together with the minister and flesh out discussion on the future of the Stateowned betting agency,” she said.
“This will help provide informed, constructive information regarding where they would like to see the industry heading in coming decades.”
The Kalgoorlie forum is one of several planned at regional centres, including Geraldton and Albany next month.
The TAB is one of several Government-owned assets, including the Kwinana Bulk Terminal, energy infrastructure and the lease of Fremantle Port, being considered for sale.
Kalgoorlie MLA Wendy Duncan with KBRC chief executive Tim Beaver.