Burrumbeet racecourse is to get a new bank of updated horse stalls.
A state government one-for-one grant of $10,404 will allow the Burrumbeet Park and Windermere Racing Club to build 34 new stalls.This is the second phase of the replacement of out-dated race day horse accommodation, which no longer meets occupational, health and safety standards.
Minister for Racing Denis Napthine met club officials on-site yesterday to announce the funding.
He said higher roofing would be a significant feature of the new north bank of stalls.
Napthine said greater room to move would provide a safer environment for trainers, stappers and horses.Past president Melville Charles welcomed the funding.
He said the stalls would not only mean an improved environment for the New Year's Day race meeting but also for the regular trials run at the track which attracted close to 100 horses.