Beaudesert Race Club Receives Grant Following Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Beaudesert Race Club Receives Grant Following Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Queensland Minister for Racing Grace Grace

Beaudesert Race Club To Get $70,000 Grant From Palaszczuk Government

Victor P Taffa

Beaudesert Race Club will receive a $70,000 capital grant from the Palaszczuk Government to help cover its repair bill from Cyclone Debbie.

Racing Minister Grace Grace said flooding associated with the remnants of Cyclone Debbie inflicted structural damage to the club’s buildings and racing infrastructure.

“Remnants of Cyclone Debbie caused extreme flooding at Beaudesert Race Club, resulting in significant damage to the facilities and track.” Ms. Grace said.

“Sections of the sand training track were washed away or contaminated with silt, with all buildings on site sustaining water and other damage.”

“Our $70,000 cash injection will cover the club’s out of pocket expenses associated with repairing this damaged infrastructure.” Ms. Grace said.

Ms. Grace said the capital grant to Beaudesert Race Club was part of a $778,000 overall support package for 9 Queensland race clubs left with hefty repair bills as a result of Cyclone Debbie.

“Palaszczuk Government won’t leave these clubs to foot the bill that’s why we’ve established a capital grants program to assist in the recovery efforts.” Ms. Grace said.

“In addition to this, Racing Queensland has established a special fund to assist trainers who have encountered additional welfare, care and transportation costs.”

“To date Racing Queensland has received pledges totalling $140,000, with the special fighting fund providing payments to eligible trainers of $350 or $700, depending on the level of activity of each trainer.” Ms. Grace said.