Stawell Racing Club Infrastructure To Be Improved

Stawell Racing Club Infrastructure To Be Improved

Victoria Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

Improving Infrastructure At Stawell Racing Club

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Stawell Racing Club will undergo major sewerage works to connect the club’s septic system to the rest of the town, thanks to a joint funding package worth nearly $160,000.

Andrews Government will provide more than $76,600 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the upgrades.

“Thoroughbred racing delivers a boost to the local economy and creates jobs for people across regional Victoria, and we’re proud to support the Stawell Racing Club.” Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said.

“We know the importance of maintaining course infrastructure for racing clubs around the state and we’re excited to help bring much needed sewerage upgrades to the Stawell Racing Club.”

Currently, the Stawell racecourse is serviced by multiple septic systems and is not connected to the Stawell community sewerage system, leading to major issues in their waste management.

Town Sewerage Connection Project will connect the track’s sewerage system to the town’s sewerage system, allowing the club to cater for more visitors and better handle rain, storms and other forms of inclement weather.

“Connecting our sewerage system to the rest of Stawell is vital for the racing club and we’re thankful for the government’s support of our Town Sewerage Connection Project.” Stawell Racing Club President Ian Nicholson said.

Completed works will provide better facilities for all participants at Stawell racecourse, improve the customer experience and encourage greater attendances.

Stawell Racing Club is providing more than $82,500 towards the important infrastructure upgrades.

Since 2014, the Andrews Government has approved over $288,000 to support 8 infrastructure projects and 2 raceday events for the Stawell Racing Club.

Racing industry in the North West region generates $109.8 Million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 920 full time equivalent jobs in the region.