The Bordertown Racing Club will receive Federal Government funding to build a new two storey Racing and Community Centre thanks to the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that through the fund the Australian Government would provide funding to deliver priority infrastructure projects throughout regional Australia.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. Today’s announcement provides just the sort of boost that Bordertown needs to achieve that goal,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the BBRF would deliver funding to enhance regional economic growth.

“The fund supports important projects nominated by local communities, which means regions are investing in their own future,”

“The investment announced today focus on strengthening communities in the region by improving their prospects for achieving economic growth by boosting productivity and employment opportunities.” Mr Pasin said.

The Federal Government will contribute $400,000 to the $936,310 project, which is expected to increase the use of the site both for racing and community activities, improving community integration and overcoming isolation.

The project will include;

  • Demolition of the existing outdated small administration building
  • Construction of a new two storey building
  • Secretary’s Room (incorporating an area for Sky Course announcer)
  • Jockey Weighing Room
  • Stewards Room
  • Trainers/Committee Room
  • Jockey’s Lounge/Rest Room
  • Change rooms/Amenities
  • First Aid Room
  • Reception Room
  • Kitchen/Bar (Serving internally & externally)
  • Community/Race Day Room
  • Amenities Balcony Accessibility by both stairs & disability compliant ramp
  • External works including landscaping and fencing

Minister Nash will announce the successful applicants for funding under the BBRF’s Community Investments Stream – for projects designed to support a range of local capability-building activities – in the coming months.

Under the BBRF, the Australian Government will provide almost $500 million over four years, from 2016-17, to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.

More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at:


CONTACT: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466 (Mr Pasin’s office)