Bundaberg Race Club Receives Grant Following Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Bundaberg Race Club Receives Grant Following Damage Caused By Cyclone Debbie

Queensland Minister for Racing Grace Grace

Bundaberg Race Club To Get $10,000 Grant From Palaszczuk Government

Victor P Taffa

Bundaberg Race Club will receive a $10,000 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 significant damage to the club’s buildings and racing infrastructure.

“Remnants of Cyclone Debbie left their mark on Bundaberg, with the local race club copping its share of damage.” Ms. Grace said.

“Our $10,000 cash injection will cover the club’s out of pocket expenses associated with repairing this damaged infrastructure.”

 

“Sections of the sand track at Bundaberg Race Club were washed away by the remnants of Cyclone Debbie, resulting in disruption to training.” Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said.

“I’m pleased the Palaszczuk Government has been able to deliver these much-needed funds to assist the club on its road to recovery.” Ms. Donaldson said.

Ms. Grace said the cash grant to Bundaberg 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.