Melton Racing Club Receives Funding For New Years Eve 2017 Race Meeting

Melton Racing Club Receives Funding For New Years Eve 2017 Race Meeting

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

Melton Racing Rings In The New Year

Victor P Taffa

Melton racegoers will celebrate New Year’s Eve trackside this year, thanks to a joint funding package of almost $30,000 supported by the Andrews Government.

State Government is contributing $10,000 towards the harness racing meeting on Sunday 31 December courtesy of its Victorian Racing Industry Fund.

“We’re proud to support the harness racing industry in Victoria because it helps to create local jobs and deliver economic benefits to the state.” Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said.

“This New Year’s Eve meeting is a great community event that helps bring people together for a great night of racing and New Year’s Eve festivities.”

Tabcorp Park Melton’s New Year’s Eve celebration is in its fourth year, with this year promising to be the biggest and most festive event yet.

This year’s celebration will feature activities for all ages, including music from DJs Alive and the Redline band, as well as an after party in the Sports Bar for over 18’s.

Children will be kept amused with a variety of carnival rides, a jumping castle and face painting. A spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight will welcome in the New Year.

Melton Racing Club is providing $12,000 towards the event and Harness Racing Victoria is contributing $7,500.

“We are grateful for the Victorian Government’s generous support of the biggest New Year’s party happening in harness racing hosted at Tabcorp Park. Tabcorp Park General Manager Gayle Harvey said.

Since 2014, the Andrews Government has contributed more than $344,000 to support 5 infrastructure projects and 8 raceday attraction events at Tabcorp Park Melton.

Racing industry in the outer Melbourne region generates in excess of $375 Million for the Victorian economy each year and helps sustain about 3,720 full-time jobs locally.