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$400 what a joke!

3rd July 2017

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has questioned why the Nanango Race Club was granted just $400 in the recent Labor State Budget announcement of funding for Race clubs around Queensland.

Mrs Frecklington said other South East Queensland Race Clubs had received an average of $46,000, substantially more than Nanango Race Club received.

“The Nanango Race Club is right to question how their tiny grant of just $400 was determined,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“They have contacted me to express their disappointment and to try to find out how the Labor Government made this decision.

“Their $400 really is a joke. The Club needs upwards of $90,000 to improve safety including raising the running rail and installing barrier padding.

“This was identified in a Thoroughbred Venue Report completed in June 2016 and with these essential improvements waiting to be undertaken, the Labor Government must explain why just $400 was announced for Nanango.

“I have written to the Minister for Racing, Grace Grace, to try to find out why the Nanango Race Club has missed out,” she said.