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Major redevelopment of Ipswich Turf Club unveiled  

Major redevelopment of Ipswich Turf Club unveiled  
September 19, 2020

The multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Ipswich Turf Club was unveiled today in Bundamba with $24.8 million funded out of the Racing Infrastructure Fund.

Queensland Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe attended the official opening and advised that the Queensland Government’s investment had resulted in “a world-class racing and entertainment precinct, which will not only service the Queensland racing industry, but the broader Ipswich community.

“Because of Queensland’s strong health response to the pandemic, we’re more open than other states. And this means the Ipswich community can get out and start enjoying these facilities right away.”

Earlier this year, the Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre was formally opened, providing one of the region’s premier hospitality venues, along with improved amenities for jockeys, stewards and the media via the new double storey facility.

In addition, state-of-the-art drainage and irrigation systems were installed at Ipswich Turf Club, including the installation of pH sensors and acid injection machines to help with the salinity of the on-course irrigation water, to drastically improve the racing surface.

The project included widening works to T.L. Cooney Avenue, new tie-up stalls and a new car park.

Minister Hinchliffe also noted that the state-of-the-art Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre was an incredible facility adding “It will serve also serve as an important community asset, from hosting local performances to attracting big-name shows.

Racing Queensland Chief Executive Brendan Parnell said the new and improved amenities at Bundamba would be warmly received by participants and punters.

Parnell added “the Ipswich Turf Club is a critical component of the state’s racing infrastructure.

“On an annual basis, the Ipswich Cup is one of Queensland’s most popular race days and a vibrant hub for the community.

“With patrons returning on-course in a staged capacity, we look forward to seeing more enjoying this world-class facility.”

Image courtesy of Ipswich Turf Club 

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