Lights shine bright on top-class racing facility
The club has managed to arrange for a new caller’s tower to be built, upgrades made to the jockey rooms and considerable work
APPLAUSE reverberated around the Towers Jockey Club’s new Community Events Centre on Friday night as stakeholders and committee members came together to mark the completion of the long-awaited project.
The race committee invited community stakeholders, sponsors and members of the RJG Builders team to see the transformation that has taken place.
The Towers Jockey Club was granted nearly $1m from the Building Better Regions Fund to undertake the major renovation project, bringing the facility into the 21st century.
Work began in May and since then the facility has been given a major overhaul.
The club has managed additional funding from the Country Racing Program and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, as well as Towers Jockey Club contributions, to arrange for a new caller’s tower built, upgrades made to the jockey rooms and considerable work done to the racetrack.
TJC president Rob Kirkwood thanked everyone who had been involved in the success of the project.
He said RJG project manager Joe
Painter and club secretary Sally Kirkwood had turned the club’s vision into a reality.
The club was expected to host its first race day at the completed facility on December 4, with plans for the event well under way. The Towers Cup, which was postponed from July this year, will be part of the race day.