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Country racing clubs set for $3 million boost

15 March 2024

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Applications for the second round of Country Club Asset Funding (CCAF) are now open.

CCAF provides $3 million per year for infrastructure repairs, as well as maintenance and asset replenishment for the state’s country racing clubs.

In 2023, the CCAF stream replaced the Country Racing Program, which delivered more than 300 projects since its inception in 2018.

It followed the introduction of the State Government’s new funding model for racing, where 80 percent of Betting Tax revenue in now reinvested back into industry and guarantees higher minimum funding support for country racing.

The first round of CCAF saw a total of 51 projects across 39 clubs approved. The majority of these projects are now in construction with six fully delivered.

Recently completed CCAF projects include new outside running rails for both the Goondiwindi Race Club and Calliope Jockey Club, as well as new tractors for the Gympie Turf Club and South Burnett Race Club.

Racing Queensland CEO Jason Scott said the CCAF is delivering great jobs, infrastructure improvements and community benefits across the state in its first 12 months.

“The Country Club Asset Funding provides much-needed assistance for important upgrades and maintenance, and we are delighted to once again make this funding available,” Mr Scott said.

“Importantly, this funding will also continue to support hundreds of jobs across the state.”

Applications close April 15, 2024.

In addition, Tier 1, 2 and 3 clubs will also have the opportunity to apply for infrastructure funding to assist in repairs and maintenance, along with asset replenishment and replacement, through Racing Queensland’s asset management program.

Click here for more information on the Country Club Asset Funding program.