The St Patrick’s Races are being held tomorrow and the club says many of the features of this year’s event are a result of community consultation.
Club president Margaret Corradini says the toilets have been fixed, there are more shaded areas and full-strength beer has been put back on the menu.
Ms Corradini says even with the return of the heavy beer, the club has consulted widely with the licensing department and the local police to ensure licensing agreements are met.
She says the event, which is celebrating a milestone this year, is seen as an important event on many social calendars.
“This year’s our 45th year of racing which in itself is absolutely phenomenal for a country race meeting,” she said.
“I think there would be very few country race meetings in Australia that have probably survived for 45 years, so I think people just want to be a part of that celebration.”