THE Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing Club’s home at Tyers Park is undergoing a major transformation.
Last year Bathurst MP Paul Toole announced the club would receive $102,035 from the NSW Government to renew the perimeter fence along Eleven Mile Drive.
The old fence was more like one you would normally expect to see on a farm and really did need replacing.
Mr Toole said work has now commenced on the project and caught up with the team from OS Trees today to see first-hand the changes that were taking place.
He said a Colourbond fence will be put up to shield horses near the stable block at the intersection of Gilmour Street and Eleven Mile Drive while a new, wire fence will continue from there to the front entrance.
“This is really all about safety because when there’s a busy race day some people tend to take a short cut and just jump the old fence to gain access. With so much traffic a mix of pedestrians and vehicles isn’t ideal,” Mr Toole said.
“The new fence will also ensure that we are building a first class thoroughbred racing facility here in the Central West.”