Greyhound racing on track for Slacks Creek

March 28, 2014 by  

Slacks Creek looks set to become the centre of greyhound racing in Queensland following the State Government’s go-ahead for the establishment of a $12m facility to host the sport in the area.

The decision has cleared the way for the track and facility to be constructed at Cronulla Park in Slacks Creek.

The Deputy Mayor for Logan City, Russell Lutton, welcomed the announcement and predicted it would provide national exposure for the area, as well as boosting the sport of greyhound racing in the local community.

He said the facility would effectively be the greyhound racing headquarters for Queensland and as such would attract the cream of owners and trainers from throughout the nation.

Cr Lutton said the development focus was primarily on the greyhound track but was confident it would attract further opportunities, including the creation of new business and employment opportunities.

He said there was good potential for other uses of the venue as well, such as the development of a restaurant precinct and a site on which to hold regular markets.

He considered the greyhound track the first step towards a community-owned development, and that it could become a major entertainment venue in the future.

Greyhound racing, however, will be top of the bill initially, much to the delight of local owners and trainers. Race days could also lead to a boost to local businesses, such as printing companies enlisted to produce flyers and brochures for race meetings.