The NSW Minister for Racing, The Honourable, Paul Toole, has today announced the first release of Race Safety Funds.
$762,000 will be used to rebuild the Gosford track, with the work undertaking a range of structural changes to the track. The Race Safety Fund was announced in 2017 as part of the NSW Government's support for 121 of the Greyhound Racing Reform Panel's 122 recommendations. A total of $31M will be available over the coming five years to improve race safety.
The NSW GBOTA has welcomed the announcement, with the a copy of the Media Release from the Minister of Racing available here.
Work is expected to recommence within the coming days, with work and trialling to take between six to eight weeks.
The Gosford scope of works will see a range of infrastructure changes including implementation of a racing safety rail, improved irrigation and repositioning of the short course, middle distance and staying boxes.
The NSW GBOTA will work on updating race programming for the venue, with the Ladbrokes Gosford Goldmine for 5th grade 515m runners with no more than 5 wins to be held in the immediate weeks after racing resumption.