Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke awarding funding to
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke awarding funding for some much-needed upgrades at Grenfell Racecourse.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today visited Grenfell Racecourse to announce $48,077 funding for a number of upgrades.

The funding was secured through the NSW Government Crown Reserves Infrastructure Fund and will be used to construct a gable shed, upgrade the kitchen facilities and install a water pump.

Ms Cooke said the upgrades will provide a significant boost to Grenfell and will benefit a number of community groups.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be here today with representatives from the Grenfell Picnic Race Club, the Grenfell Racecourse Trust, the Grenfell Jockey Club as well as members of the community to announce this much-needed funding,” Ms Cooke said.

“The current kitchen is in a poor state, while the grounds also lack the ability to irrigate the race track. By completing these upgrades, the Racecourse will become a much more desirable venue and will be able to hold larger functions.”

Grenfell Racecourse Land Manager Chairman Terry Carroll said the kitchen upgrade is particularly welcomed as it will help improve the venues catering facilities.

“By upgrading the kitchen, it can be better used to cater for racecourse user groups as well as social events and functions meaning it can benefit the whole community,” Mr Carroll said.

“In addition to this, the shed will also provide protection for valuable equipment and the new pump will enable the track to be irrigated.”