The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to growing Tasmania’s racing industry.

Today, I am delighted to announce the successful applicants of the first round of the Tasmanian Community Racing Club Infrastructure Grants.

Nine grants totalling $143,000 will be provided to community racing clubs across the State to help fund infrastructure improvements.

Tasmanian clubs across greyhound, harness and thoroughbred racing are a key part of the State’s racing industry and these grants will support improved safety at local racing venues, while also supporting projects that enhance venue facilities.

Racing clubs in rural and regional Tasmania are run by hard-working, committed volunteers, who contribute significantly to their local communities. These grants help to create an environment that promotes sustainable growth for the sector.

Tasmania’s racing industry injects around $103 million a year into our State’s economy with over 5,000 people either employed or participating within it.


Burnie Harness Racing Club

Stewards rooms & swab box upgrades – $31,658.50 – new stewards rooms to be constructed for health and safety purposes. Swab box to be enlarged to better fit horses entering and exiting.

Burnie Harness Racing Club/ Tasracing

Upgrade of fencing- $18,084 – fencing to provide better protection to patrons from horses.

Carrick Park Pacing Club

Betting ring upgrade – $46,230.75 – replace betting ring roof, resurface bitumen, extend lawn area and install bench seating.

Devonport Racing Club

Gate entrance bollards – $3,343 – install removable bollards to North and South entry gates to prevent vehicle access to area on major race days and reduce risk of injury to pedestrians.

Devonport Racing Club

Back lawn underground power – $17,520 – upgrade switchboards and install underground power to four pits.

King Island Racing Club

Upgrade grass racetrack – $7,000 – install pipeline from town supply water to dam for irrigation. Upgrade grass track home turn.

North Eastern Pacing Club

Upgrade of horse wash facility, swab box and toilet refurbishment – $6,830 – Upgrade of horse wash facility, enlarge the doorway into swab box and refurbishment of two toilets in the stabling area

North Eastern Pacing Club/ Tasracing    

Upgrade of fencing – $4,283 – extension of fencing on the back straight to provide improved protection to houses adjacent to the track.     .

St Marys Pacing Club/ Tasracing

Upgrade of fencing – $8,220 – extension of fencing on home straight to provide improved protection for patrons.

Elise Archer, Minister for Racing