Photo caption: A clean flush is on the way! Funding has been secured from the State Government to replace the crumbling 50-year-old amenities block at the Moree Race Club, President Rob Mather, left, Secretary Michelle Gobbert, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Treasurer Shane Taunton.
Tuesday, 24 January 2023
THEY say horse racing is the sport of Kings and very soon Moree racegoers will have new thrones to sit on – literally – as Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced a $229,101 State Government grant for the Moree Race Club to demolish and replace its current crumbling 50-year-old amenities block.
Mr Marshall said the ageing facilities were often stretched far beyond capacity at the club’s busy race meetings, forcing the club to fork out tens of thousands of dollars to hire portable toilets.
The amenities block has served the racing public well for half a century, but its useful life is now at an end,” Mr Marshall said.
“The ageing facilities simply cannot cope come race days with numerous blockages, leaks and other issues, costing the race club a fortune to repair.
“The club will use the grant to demolish the old facilities and construct a larger, modern and more comfortable amenities block in its place, which will be able to cope with thousands of patrons at the largest race meetings
“This is more good news for the club and off the back of the recent completion of the $1.1 million refurbishment of the main grandstand, this year is shaping up to be one of the Moree Race Club’s biggest and best yet.
“These upgrades will give Moree Race Club the facilities it deserves and make the raceday experience at the track even more enjoyable for trainers, owners, punters, jockeys and other racing participants.
“Congratulations to the hard-working Club President Rob Mather, Secretary Michelle Gobbert and all the committee on chalking up another win.”
Moree Race Club President Rob Mather welcomed the funding and said the club couldn’t wait to get on with the project.
“The old toilet block has been a long-running issue for our club and it’s great that we now have the funds to remove it and build something better for our patrons,” Mr Mather said.
“We really appreciate the support from Adam and the State Government and cannot wait to get started on this project.”