TasRacing axes new North-West track project

May 9, 2024 11:05 am in by

TasRacing has walked away from a plan to build a new greyhound and harness racing facility on the North-West Coast near the Devonport Airport to replace the Devonport Showgrounds venue, which closed more than two years ago to make way for an as-yet to commence housing development.

TasRacing CEO Andrew Jenkins says the $18 million project had blown out to more than $38 million, making it cost prohibitive.

Coastal industry participants have been shocked and surprised with the decision as the news still sink in.

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North West Greyhound Racing Club president and trainer Ben Englund says its disappointing and frustrating and will force some participants out of the industry.