Constituency Question: Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club

My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Minister, what is the latest information available on lease arrangements for the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club?

Last week the shadow Minister for Racing and I met with the club’s general manager and administrator to discuss ongoing issues around securing a long-term lease for its Warrnambool showground site. The club’s lease expired earlier this year and, despite ongoing negotiations, it is yet to be resolved, causing frustrations and putting at risk the $1.8 million allocated by Greyhound Racing Victoria. Without security of tenure, this grant may be lost.

The grant will improve facilities available to the wider community who use the rooms for functions too. The club is also without a board after the previous board was sacked in March. The administrator says he is hopeful of having a new board in place within the next year and hopes the lease issue can be resolved soon so the club does not lose the money and can improve its facilities. Minister, what is the latest information providing for the progress of this issue?