To the Wan­garatta Com­mu­nity,

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Front Page -

On be­half of the Wan­garatta Turf Club Com­mit­tee, Man­age­ment and mem­ber­ship of al­most 500, we wel­come you to a fresh look Wan­garatta Turf Club.

Our Vi­sion for the Club is to be a Ma­jor Thor­ough­bred Train­ing, Equine Ed­u­ca­tion, Rac­ing and Entertainment Cen­tre for Re­gional Vic­to­ria. Next week when we of­fi­cially open our new fa­cil­i­ties, we will take a gi­ant leap for­ward as we work to­wards this vi­sion.

The Wan­garatta Turf Club is here for our com­mu­nity. We pro­vide a train­ing base for more than 600 horses an­nu­ally, of­fer­ing em­ploy­ment within our re­gion for more than 450 peo­ple which con­trib­utes $35 mil­lion to our re­gional econ­omy an­nu­ally.

As a not for profit com­mu­nity group, we part­ner with many com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and have pro­vided fundrais­ing and sup­port of more than $400,000 in value over the last 5 years. This has ben­e­fited many groups in­clud­ing North­east Health Wan­garatta, Univer­sity of the 3rd Age, NESAY, Apex Traf­fic School, Di­a­betes Vic­to­ria, Love your Sis­ter and Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Vic­to­ria to name a few.

We thank all lev­els of gov­ern­ment for their sup­port in mak­ing this hap­pen. Fed­eral Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment, State La­bor Gov­ern­ment and the Ru­ral City of Wan­garatta all played a sig­nif­i­cant role in this, with spe­cial thanks to Sen­a­tor Brid­get McKen­zie, Min­is­ter for Rac­ing Martin Pakula, Min­is­ter for Re­gional Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford, Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes, and lo­cal mem­ber Tim McCurdy.

We know this new look fa­cil­ity will be of ma­jor ben­e­fit to the com­mu­nity for many years to come and we in­vite you, our com­mu­nity to at­tend an up­com­ing race day, be in­volved with a func­tion or event or get along to our grand open­ing next Thurs­day evening.

We know you will be as proud as we are in the new look Wan­garatta Turf Club.

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