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AJC Unveils 5 Year Plan

Thursday, 12th October 2006

The Australian Jockey Club has unveiled a five-year Master Plan Concept for Royal Randwick Racecourse. The concept will significantly enhance facilities at Royal Randwick and address traffic and access issues at the course on race days. AJC Chief Executive Tony King said the development concept was the first step in a process of consultation to produce the Club's long-term strategic Master Plan."This strategic vision sets the right foundation to allow the 164-year history of racing at this site to continue long into the future," Mr King said. "A particular priority is solving the serious traffic and access issues to the course that were caused by the external sale of former busway land. This issue has long been a concern to us and we are particularly pleased to be taking the steps to fix it." The Master Plan concept has been 12 months in the making, with the scale and significance of the project requiring input from a range of expert consultants across the fields of architecture, heritage and conservation planning and economic feasibility. Its key elements include:

  • A new spectator entry plaza that will allow bus and pedestrian access from Alison Road directly into the racecourse precinct;
  • A new building to house enhanced member/patron/corporate facilities for race days and non-racing days;
  • A new access road for taxis and hire cars;
  • A members drop-off area and new underground 300-space car park;
  • Refurbishment of the Officials Stand, including an upgrade and modernising of facilities;
  • A series of minor changes to improve racecourse function and amenities.
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