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Qld Govt Gives Another $20m For Race Club Upgrades
Racing Queensland welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Queensland government of “funding for various infrastructure projects across the state”. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh emphasised: “This money will be used to revamp our race tracks & the money is available now.” RQ chairman Bob Bentley said the announcement “means more than $110 million will be available to fund infrastructure upgrades at Queensland race clubs, particularly in regional & country areas. The Bligh government announcement of another $20 million, on top of the $80 million in redirected wagering tax as well as a provision of the $10 million in compensation for the loss of greyhounds at Parklands , is incredibly welcomed.” The injection of funds means some of Queensland's run-down racecourse facilities could start to be upgraded in a matter of weeks: clubs such as Gold Coast, Beaudesert, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton & some country areas are on the list, but are subject to approval.