The Bridges function centre at Gifford Hill has been officially opened today with a ribbon cutting by Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP.

The new Gifford Hill racecourse development – which includes a state-of-the-art racetrack and function centre – is a landmark project for both South Australian racing and Murray Bridge.

The event is a significant milestone in the project, which was jointly funded, with a Federal Government contribution of $5 million.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said he was looking forward to seeing the new facility up and running at the first race meeting scheduled for July.

“I secured $5 million from the Federal Government for the Gifford Hill project because I know that the project will provide economic uplift, jobs growth and business participation for the region,” he said.

“Local projects like this are vital for regional communities. I’m really excited to see the new facility off and racing, and the benefits flowing through to the Murraylands region.”

It will be the largest event and conferencing venue in regional SA, with a seating capacity of over 600 people for a single function.

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