Have say on greyhound track bid
PUBLIC submissions about a proposed $5.6 million greyhound racing facility at Murwillumbah close next week.
The proposed facility would provide a greyhound track, clubhouse, judging box, car parking and kennels for dogs.
Tweed Shire Council has received one submission by a concerned greyhound owner who believes some issues had to be addressed before it could be approved.
Bogangar resident Babette Angell said the estimated cost of the Murwillumbah project was too great an investment for the revenue it would be likely to raise.
“During racing it is expected approximately 50 to 100 members of the public would be in attendance,” Ms Angell said.
“This is a poor return on race days, where bar staff and ground staff, vet, stewards and greyhound attendants need to be paid.
“In a limited population base, and competing with the Murwillumbah horse racing club, the desired sponsors may be hard to find.”
Director of Planning and Regulation Vince Connell said the proposal would continue to be advertised until the period for submissions closed on February 3.