Perth Racing Vision For Belmont Park Racecourse

Perth Racing Vision For Belmont Park Racecourse
In light of the recently released Deloitte review into Perth Racing’s business model, and
following Perth Racing’s AGM on Monday 27th October, the key recommendation to
reinvigorate Belmont Park Racecourse as the catalyst to providing Perth Racing with a
sustainable operating business underpinning the viability of Perth Racing and benefitting the
entire racing industry has been endorsed by the Perth Racing Committee.
Perth Racing’s Chairman Ted van Heemst said our goal is to provide a world class
contemporary entertainment venue with the capacity to accommodate up to 8000 people.
“Belmont Park Racecourse will provide a vibrant retail, residential and conference events
offering second only to Crown in scale and significance, including a 900 person grand
ballroom, a range of options for dining and state of the art vision and audio interactivity. Of
course a view of the track and river from all areas is a must,” Mr van Heemst said.
“We are looking to deliver an ambience that promotes social activity and connectedness to
the precinct, it will be a warm, welcoming living environment.”
“The new venue will provide the Club with new noncore revenue streams which will allow the
Club to be competitive in the highly competitive leisure and sporting market place and this
vision will be delivered without the Club taking on debt.”
70 Grandstand Road Ascot WA 6104
Tel: 08 9277 0777
Fax: 08 9277 0740
email: [email protected]
Perth Racing is the registered business name of The Western Australian Turf Club
The Grandstand
The grandstand cost is projected at $60million. Based on the development program
demolition of the old grandstand will commence in May 2015 with the new grandstand
planned to open in October 2017.
“There is still much planning to be completed around the development including required
changes in race programming which we will work through with all stakeholders, however the
Club is committed to provide 90 race meetings a year throughout the development phase,”
Stephen Wicks , Perth Racing CEO said.
“The new grandstand will transform a day at the races and place Belmont among the top
racing venues nationally. Perth Racing acknowledges its members, racegoers and the Perth
community deserve to see a new Belmont Grandstand.”
The design by award-winning architects Hames Sharley is superb in style and innovation
and mirrors the flow of the Swan River capturing spectacular views of the race track, river,
city and new Perth stadium. It encourages connectivity, engagement and socialisation of the
site aimed at making Belmont Park a sought after point of destination for both residents and
international and intra state tourists.
The scale of public open space on the precinct at nearly ten hectares will provide an
outcome which will provide the community with unparalleled benefits, including the ability to
walk around the entire track, and access the in-field which will be a preferred location for
events such as Cirque du Soleil and WA Polo whilst at the same time providing space for
groups, couples, friends and families to experience and enjoy the unique surroundings.
“With a significant increase in the number of bars and restaurants including a Champagne
Bar as well as the addition of the largest rooftop garden in the State, the grandstand will not
only be a sought-after raceday location but an event destination,” Stephen Wicks said.
The club will make available via its website concept designs and current development
Media Contact
Amber Sheldon @ gtmedia strategic communication
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70 Grandstand Road Ascot WA 6104
Tel: 08 9277 0777
Fax: 08 9277 0740
email: [email protected]
Perth Racing is the registered business name of The Western Australian Turf Club