Bendigo Lords Raceway Power Generators To Be Improved

Bendigo Lords Raceway Power Generators To Be Improved

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

Power Boost At Bendigo Lords Raceway

Victor P Taffa

Bendigo Lords Raceway is set to receive a significant boost to its power supply, thanks to two new generators worth more than $240,000.

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Government will contribute more than $120,000 to the project, courtesy of its Victorian Racing Industry Fund.

“Country racing is a major employer and great tourist attraction for our regional centres and towns and we are proud to invest in its future.” Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said.

“These new generators will allow the harness racing club and the greyhound club to continue to run night meetings more cost efficiently.”

The two generators will be purchased for the Bendigo Harness Racing Club and the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Club, who are both located at Lords Raceway.

“These generators will power night racing at Lords, attracting visitors and supporting jobs in Bendigo.” Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said.

The clubs operate their facilities from a single power meter and the generators will allow them to operate their own night track lighting, saving a combined $60,000 per year.

“We’re always looking at ways to reduce our operating costs, without impacting on the racing experience. The new generator will allow us to do just that by saving us around $30,000 annually on our power bills.” Bendigo Harness Racing Club Sales and Marketing Manager Brendan Baker said.

Harness Racing Victoria is providing $74,500 towards the upgrade, with Greyhound Racing Victoria contributing $26,500. The Bendigo Greyhound Racing Club is also providing $20,000.

“We’re grateful to the Victorian Government for helping to fund our new generator. The $30,000 we expect to save annually will allow us to redirect those finances to further improve the racetrack for participants and patrons.” Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association Manager Troy Harley said.