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The Gold Coast Turf Club (GCTC) tracks and lights is an approved government co-funded project totalling $37.5 million between the State Government and the GCTC.

The Gold Coast Turf Club is integral to the Queensland racing industry and is internationally recognised as the host to the iconic $10 million Magic Millions raceday.

The project will consist of the refurbishment to the existing racing surfaces, construction of lights for night racing, an equine tunnel to the infield and a new all-weather synthetic track.

Click here to read the official announcement.


Project Update

The project will complete the detail design phase and seek the required works approvals late 2021.

In mid-Septmeber, expressions of interest officially opened on the project. 

Following the EOI, Racing Queensland will select a shortlist of respondents to go to a Request for Tender in October.

More information


Project timeline

The project is then expected to commence following next year’s Hollindale Stakes in May with the installation of the all-weather synthetic track which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.

In 2023, the re-construction of the course proper and installation of the lights is scheduled to occur, which will allow racing to return under lights from early 2024.




Government funding approval


Complete design and approvals


Award contract


Commence construction


Project completion