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Delay In Port Macquarie All-Weather Training Track
Racing NSW Country announced “installation of the new Pro-Ride all-weather training track at Port Macquarie racecourse will be delayed for several months while some outstanding procedural requirements are finalised”. Commencement of the project (originally scheduled to start during November 2009) “has been held up due to the need to finalise contractual agreements governing the broader venue redevelopment”. Racing NSW Country chairman Gordon Lindley summed up: “Unfortunately as a consequence of these delays, it has been necessary for Pro-Ride Racing to relocate their specialised batching plant to Victoria in order to fulfil other contractual commitments. With due regard to these commitments, we are now looking at a revised commencement date of February 2010 for the Port Macquarie project.” Meanwhile the 2 Pro-Ride surfaces recently completed at Grafton & Coffs Harbour “have already proven a huge success, with the ability of the Coffs Harbour surface to withstand a major flood following 520mm of rain during early November proving its capacity to maintain resilience under even the most extreme weather conditions”.