Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald has announced a future LNP government will commit $60,000 towards the Lockyer Valley Turf Club’s business plan.
Visiting the club recently, Mr McDonald was joined by LNP Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing Mr John-Paul Langbroek to make the announcement.
‘A future LNP government will commit $60,000 towards the Lockyer Valley Turf Club’s business plan,’ said Mr McDonald. ‘This contribution will ensure the clubs vision for the future of racing in Lockyer can be brought into fruition.’
Turf Club President, Mr Terry Kirkwood welcomed the announcement and detailed what the funding could mean for the club. ‘This funding would be a huge boost for the club.’ said Mr Kirkwood.
‘The club and its partners have so far contributed $60,000 towards this concept design but we need more funding to see our business plan become a reality.’
Both Mr Kirkwood and Mr McDonald expressed the benefit this plan could have for local employment and country racing.
‘At a time where employment is at an all-time high, this commitment to ensuring a shovel ready project will help generate local jobs and boost the Lockyer Turf Club’s appeal within the country racing industry,’ said Mr McDonald.
Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing Mr John-Paul Langbroek said ‘This is a great project because the Lockyer Valley turf Club have been on the front foot. I am proud to deliver this funding to give the local area and country racing a boost. Only the LNP supports country racing in Queensland.’