RACING plays a vital social and economic role in country communities, supporting thousands of jobs and providing important income for local businesses through the hard work and dedication of many volunteers.
Queensland country racing will benefit from a $70 million cash injection over four years under a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government.
This unprecedented funding package will support Queensland’s country racing industry, enabling us to fund it as an ongoing community service obligation.
The $70 million earmarked for country racing will go towards funding prizemoney, race day operations and new and improved infrastructure.
It means increased certainty for more than 100 non-TAB racing clubs and the industry’s 16,700 participants in regional Queensland.
We’ve listened to what country racing stakeholders have told us, and we’ve delivered a package that will deliver the certainty the industry has been crying out for. — Racing Minister Grace Grace
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