New turf club loos installed
FEMALE racegoers let out a huge sigh of relief Monday, as five new toilet pedestals were lowered into position at the Gympie Turf Club.
Queues at the women’s toilets at the races had been getting longer and longer, as more and more women attended the popular Gympie race days.
The new toilet upgrade comes just in time to cater for the thousands of racegoers expected for the Muster Cup this Saturday.
Turf Club president Spencer Slatter said the new $25,000 women’s toilet block was put in place to cater for the huge amount of women coming to the Gympie races.
He said the number of female racegoers attending the races had been increasing every meeting and the existing facilities were not coping with demand.
The new toilet block is positioned just behind the current women’s facilities and complements the current three cubicles.
“We have had a real problem (not) having enough toilets for women attending the races,” Mr Slatter said.
“The queues have been getting quite long – it was a problem we needed to address.
“This is our way of catering for women in an ever-increasing crowd.”
The Gympie Turf Club has funded the new toilet block, but Gympie Regional Council was helping with the connection of the facility to the sewerage system and Skillcentred with positioning the building.
Gympie Regional Mayor Ron Dyne said council was playing its part in helping upgrade the facility.
“Council owns it and leases it to the Turf Club, connecting the sewerage is our commitment to another toilet block,” Cr Dyne said.
Mr Slatter recommended both women and men get their best race wear on for this weekend’s Muster Cup.
Fashions of the Field would be a highlight with lots of great prizes on offer.