Turf club meeting delayed over DNR interest
By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au
GLADSTONE Turf Club will have to find between $30,000 and $50,000 to conduct a feasibility study on the move to Blain Drive.
A meeting which was to be held between proponents of the move and racing minister Robert Schwarten was canned yesterday.
Move proponent Chris Trevor said a new meeting would have to be rescheduled to include Ferguson Park owners, The Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
'We couldn't meet him (Mr Schwarten) today because he wanted DNR to become involved in the issue,' Mr Trevor said.
'He didn't want to be standing alone because DNR holds the land, and whatever his view on it there is another government department involved.'
Mr Trevor said no government commitments could be made anyway, until the feasibility study was complete.
'Once it's done then we need a commitment from the government that they will fund the new course, ' he said.