Min­is­ter to get rac­ing in­dus­try views

Kalgoorlie Miner - - REGIONAL CABINET - Jas­mine Bam­ford

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.

Pic­ture: Mary Meagher

Kal­go­or­lie MLA Wendy Dun­can with KBRC chief ex­ec­u­tive Tim Beaver.

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