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More upgrades for greyhound centre

future planning: Horsham Greyhound Racing Club manager Justin Brilliant, pictured at Horsham Showground with ‘Bart’, a former racing dog now family pet. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

By DEAN LAWSON

Multi million-dollar greyhound-racing developments at Horsham Showground in the next 12 months will include $160,000 in infrastructure upgrades.

A project to install a 60-kilowatt solar electrical system at Horsham Greyhound Racing Club’s administration building and renovations to kitchen facilities will coincide with construction of a new state-of-the-art racing track.

Horsham club manager Justin Brilliant said the new solar-power system, funded through Greyhound Racing Victoria, had the potential to save the club up to $20,000 a year.

“It will take us down to about $4000 to $5000 in electricity costs a year, which is probably similar to an average household. We’re also getting closer to having a zero environmental footprint,” he said.

“We also have plenty of roof space to perhaps pursue further developments in the future. It’s all going to happen at the same time that works starts on the new track.”

Surveyors were at Horsham Showground last week as site preparations started for the track redevelopment project, estimated to cost up to about $3-million.

Club representatives will also have their first project meeting with track designers and Greyhound Racing Victoria officials in Horsham this Friday.

The Horsham project is part of a Greyhound Racing Victoria statewide regional venue-upgrade program. There has already been significant work in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Traralgon centres.

Significant

One of the most significant changes in track development in Horsham will be the widening of a circuit by between 10 or 12 metres and the removal of a trotting track. Spectators will also be closer to the racing action.

 

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Posted on Jan 28 2015

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