ANDERSON INVITES MINISTER FOR RACING TO INSPECT GUNNEDAH GREYHOUND TRACK
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has invited the Minister for Racing, Paul Toole to inspect the Gunnedah Greyhound track and urged him to provide the necessary funding to bring back race meetings to the town.
Mr Anderson said Gunnedah’s track is currently closed and because of this he has written letters seeking funding and support to Minister Toole and to the Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Racing NSW, Tony Mestrov.
“The Gunnedah track needs to be upgraded so I ask for your support in funding this much needed upgrade to allow the club to start racing again.
“Because the track is closed, we have local trainers travelling very long distances to race their dogs and this is not an ideal situation.
“As result, the club is also losing valuable revenue.
“Clubs like Gunnedah deserve to have the facilities that will attract owners, trainers and patrons, not chase them away.
“I know that we have a motivated local industry with participants that will work hard to meet the strictest level of animal welfare requirements and the community’s expectations.
“I look forward to ongoing discussions with the Minister about how he can support this important community asset.
Mr Anderson understands that Minister Toole will be in the region on Monday 23rd July and has requested an urgent visit to the Gunnedah complex to gather further information to get the track upgraded and the club operating again.