Bunbury Track Redevelopment

The civil works for the Bunbury Track Redevelopment commenced in June 2021.

The upgrades at Bunbury include:

  • New Course Proper (All-weather Turf) – 20m wide
  • New Training Track (Sand/Fibre) – 17m wide
  • New Drainage across both tracks
  • New Irrigation System across all tracks (including the realigned jog track)
  • New Horse Stalls

This round of work does not plan to upgrade the grandstand or customer facilities; this project is exclusively for upgrading the racing infrastructure at the Bunbury Turf Club.

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What happens when we return to racing?

The shutdown will be tough on local trainers, but the end result will ensure their future long-term in racing at Bunbury. The track redevelopment will allow us to provide year-round racing at Bunbury.  The upgraded training track will provide a safe consistent surface all year round for local participants and will have the ability to host barrier trials and jump-outs.

Local trainers will have race meeting being spread more evenly throughout the year and the perceived disadvantage of being a Bunbury trainer will be diminished. The track will have a capacity for 35 race meetings a year but in the short to medium term the club will continue to race 21 times a year.

This project will be a shot of confidence for the entire industry and will ensure we retain current participants and be a strong alternative for those considering relocation. Just as importantly, this project will offer an attractive proposition for new entrants to start their careers in racing.