New wheels will be rolling at Mount Isa Race Club

REFURBISHMENTS: Mount Isa Race Club president Dan Ballard said the club will replace their water truck thanks to a $5000 grant from Mount Isa City Council. Photo: Samantha Walton.
REFURBISHMENTS: Mount Isa Race Club president Dan Ballard said the club will replace their water truck thanks to a $5000 grant from Mount Isa City Council. Photo: Samantha Walton.

Mount Isa Race Club has been successful in securing a $5000 Community Grant from the Mount Isa City Council, which will be used to assist in the purchase of a replacement water truck.

This good news comes after several months of solid work by the club, delivering many improvements in their services.

Club President Dan Ballard felt the club was currently experiencing strong support for its racing program, with local race day attendance figures having risen by over 10 per cent.

“We have seen attendance figures increase,” Mr Ballard said

“With the club now having a website delivered to increase community awareness of our race meetings, streamline membership applications and renewals and assist with patrons wishing to reserve tables for race days.”

Mr Ballard describes the club as having a very positive outlook for its future racing operations.

Plus, the club hopes to see several other major projects brought to fruition, with the city council’s grant coming on top of news from earlier in the year that the club had been approved for new barriers, running rails and machinery shed construction through the Country and Regional Capital Works Program.

Such developments auger well for the Mount Isa region. Many flow-on benefits for the local economy and other community organisations come from robust event growth, and the race club has strong partnerships with several other not-for-profit groups in the area.

Mount Isa Race Club is the state’s largest non-TAB race club with a racing calendar that adds colour and vibrancy to the city with iconic events such as the Mount Isa Cup and Mailman Express.

The club expresses sincere thanks to the Mount Isa City Council for their support with this grant funding.

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