Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



4 January 2021

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing

Independent Investigator and Draft Terms of Reference for Review into Tasmanian Thoroughbred Race Tracks

Highly regarded national racing identity Mr Dale Monteith will lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around recent late cancellations of race meetings and the roles and responsibilities of Tasracing and the Office of Racing Integrity.

Importantly, Mr Monteith will look into the adequacy of Tasmanian thoroughbred race track condition, safety, standards, maintenance and inspections.

Mr Monteith, who is a former Chief Executive of the Victoria Racing Club and previously the Melbourne Racing Club, will commence the investigation shortly and provide a report to me as Minister for Racing by 1 March 2021 with his findings and recommendations.

The Terms of Reference for the investigation will enable Mr Monteith to identify causes of the unacceptable late cancellation of important race meetings at Mowbray Racecourse on 19 November 2020 and Elwick Race Course on 27 December 2020.

As Minister for Racing, I welcome Mr Monteith’s expertise, and I am certain industry stakeholders will share my confidence in his experience and knowledge of the racing industry.

The Draft Terms of Reference can be found at - www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/about-the-department/review-into-tasmanian-thoroughbred-racetracks



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