Mayor believes a horse track would benefit the Fraser Coast

RACING enthusiast and Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell believes a race track would benefit the region.

But do not expect the Fraser Coast to attract a horse or greyhound track anytime soon.

"We need to be practical- typically gallops require either the funding or the partnership of the TAB," he said.

"You've got people who are employed."

Cr O'Connell said the proposed Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct would not accommodate a racing track.

For the moment the racing industry coming to the Fraser Coast remains a dream.

"It needs government support but also TAB support is significant," he said.



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