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More Projects In The Pipeline For RQ
Racing Queensland (RQ) has announced two additional Phase two Industry Infrastructure Strategy projects that will be submitted to the Queensland Government for approval. RQ Chairman Kevin Dixon said the board recommended a $22 million commitment to redevelop Brisbane's Albion Park Raceway and Cluden Park in Townsville. "The commitment includes a $15 million redevelopment of Albion Park as a joint harness and greyhound complex," Mr Dixon said. "The second project is a $7 million upgrade to Cluden Park to rebuild the turf track to withstand sub-tropical weather." Renovations to the thoroughbred facility will also include on-course stabling to meet industry requirements and an upgrade to the betting ring to increase the functionality of the multiuse venue. "These projects are highly important to Racing Queensland and will end years of deliberation, in particular the approval to progress a redevelopment at Albion Park," Mr Dixon added. "Not only does this submission provide all three codes with new, state-of-the-art facilities, but will deliver improved efficiencies through greater utilisation of multi-code facilities." In September 2013, RQ announced the two initial Industry Infrastructure Strategy Phase two projects with a $10 million commitment to a new harness facility for the Gold Coast Harness Racing Club and $12 million to develop Cronulla Park in Logan for the Gold Coast Greyhound Racing Club.