Strategic Plan Consultation Update 26 August 2021

Thursday 26 August 2021

Following Tasracing’s announcement on 5 August that Industry Consultation Workshops will be conducted from mid–August, we are pleased to confirm the times, dates, venues and other information on the Workshops. Unfortunately, the COVID challenges on the mainland have delayed the commencement of the workshops until September.

 There are 14 Consultation Workshops covering the northwest, north and south. Workshops will be run for current members of each code consultation group (HIF, GRG and TAN).

There are also Workshops for each of the three codes open to all industry participants in each region.

Experienced and highly regarded racing and wagering executive Doug Freeman will host the Workshops.

Doug will facilitate discussion and gather feedback using a Discussion Paper that has been prepared by Tasracing based on the responses received from initial industry feedback and input from the Tasracing board. Unfortunately, Doug is in lockdown in NSW and will conduct the sessions via video link.

View the discussion paper here.

Interested parties have the option of participating either in person or via video conference.

Strategic Plan Consultation Workshops available are as follows:


HIF members:

2pm Thursday 9 September 2021

Campbell Town Hotel.


Harness participants – south:

6pm Tuesday 14 September 2021 Conquering Bar, Ladbrokes Park Elwick.


Harness participants – north:

6pm Wednesday 15 September 2021

Owners and Trainers Bar Ladbrokes Racing Centre Launceston.


GRG members:

3pm Wednesday 15 September 2021

The Grange Campbell Town.


Harness participants – northwest:

6pm Thursday 16 September 2021

Thorate Bar Devonport Showgrounds racetrack.


Greyhound participants – south:

6pm Tuesday 21 September Conquering Bar Ladbrokes Park Elwick.


TAN members:

2pm Wednesday 22 September 2021

The Grange Campbell Town.


Greyhound participants – north:

6pm Wednesday 22 September 2021

Owners and Trainers Bar Ladbrokes Racing Centre Launceston.


Thoroughbred participants – north:

6pm Thursday 23 September 2021

Owners and Trainers Bar Ladbrokes Racing Centre


Thoroughbred participants – south:

6pm Monday 27 September 2021

Conquering Bar Ladbrokes Park Elwick.


Thoroughbred participants – northwest:

6pm Tuesday 28 September 2021

Birdcage Tavern Ladbrokes All Weather Spreyton.


Greyhound participants – northwest:

6pm Wednesday 29 September 2021



All interested parties:

6pm Thursday 30 September 2021

Video Conference



To register to attend either in person or via video conference please email the Racing Team via no later than 7 days prior to your preferred session. Please nominate the date and session time you wish to attend and whether you wish to attend in person or via video conference.

Videoconferencing details will be provided to those who register to participate via videoconference.

Participation in person will be limited to 25 people due to venue Covidsafe requirements so those wishing to attend in person should register early.

5 August 2021

Tasracing has been focussed on achieving sustainability and stability and through this to create an environment that sets a solid platform for growth.

Following the completion of the “2020 and Beyond” Strategic Plan and the 2016 “5 year Infrastructure Plan” it is appropriate that we reset both plans and turn our mind to the future racing needs of the state.

Tasracing defines sustainability as:

“achieving at least an accounting break-even result and generating sufficient cash flows to service debts and fund an appropriate maintenance and development capital expenditure program”

(Sustainability Report to the Minister dated 25th October 2013.)

Through the consultation document released in March 2021, we gave industry participants a chance to have their say on the development of a new strategic and infrastructure plan – one that will provide the foundation for the growth of racing into the future.

This document was divided into two sections. The first covered key questions and objectives regarding Tasracing and the Industry’s strategic direction and long-term vision. The second covered key infrastructure issues by venue.

We received 28 responses to the Strategic Plan and 16 responses to the Infrastructure plan.

To facilitate the delivery of this plan going forward Tasracing has engaged Doug Freeman to conduct the Industry Consultation workshops.

These code-based workshops will be held in the period from mid-August to mid-September 2021.