Rac­ing tracks re­ceive funds

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE State Gov­ern­ment will give $ 175,000 to Rac­ing Queens­land to res­ur­rect thor­ough­bred and grey­hound fa­cil­i­ties in Townsville that were dam­aged by Cy­clone Yasi. The fund­ing is part of $ 2.35 mil­lion Re­gional Economies Min­is­ter Tim Mul­herin yes­ter­day an­nounced for the rac­ing body, which will also go to Rock­hamp­ton, Emer­ald, Cairns, War­wick, Al­bion Park and Ip­swich. Mr Mul­herin said the fund­ing would as­sist by cov­er­ing the short­fall from in­sur­ers for dam­aged clubs so that rac­ing could get back to nor­mal as soon as pos­si­ble. ‘‘ Get­ting these flood re­pairs com­pleted at the 30 dam­aged race tracks across Queens­land will help in the com­mu­nity re­cov­ery process,’’ he said. ‘‘ This fund­ing will en­sure race tracks and meet­ings are back up and run­ning and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties can en­joy a day out at the races.’’

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