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Government Funding For Hamilton and Dunkeld Improvements

The Victorian Government has provided funds for improvements to infrastructure and safety at Hamilton and Dunkeld racecourses.

Government Funding For Hamilton and Dunkeld Improvements

The Victorian Government has provided funds for improvements to infrastructure and safety at Hamilton and Dunkeld racecourses.

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Hamilton Racing Club to unveil the newly constructed thoroughbred mounting yard and announce funding for audiovisual upgrades to support the 2018 Hamilton Cup.

The mounting yard has been reconfigured to improve the movement of horses and extended to allow safer viewing of horses.


The Labor Government is providing more than $78,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund as part of a joint funding project.

Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria are providing almost $37,000 and Hamilton Racing Club is contributing more than $21,000.

Martin Pakula also visited the Dunkeld racecourse to announce the installation of kangaroo-proof perimeter fencing and plastic running rails at the racetrack.

The Victorian Government is contributing more than $47,000 towards the upgrades from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund as part of the $94,000 joint fencing project.

Dunkeld Racing Club is providing more than $10,000 for the perimeter fencing, and Racing Victoria is providing almost $37,000 towards the plastic running rails.

The new perimeter fence will replace more than 2.5 kilometres of existing fencing and gates with a 1.8-metre high kangaroo-proof barrier. The fence is expected to be installed by the end of the year.

Safety has also been boosted at the track with the recent installation of plastic running rails, part of Racing Victoria’s project to replace wooden and metal rails across all Victorian racecourses.

The rollout has seen plastic running rails recently installed at St Arnaud and Mortlake racecourses and at training tracks at Mornington and Flemington.

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