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Racecourse design and project management

Rygate Surveyors is uniquely qualified to carry out racecourse design due to a continuing involvement with many race clubs and courses since the era of the 1920’s. The expertise and knowledge of all the various aspects has been passed down and built upon through various successions of the firm’s partners/directors since that time.

Rygate and Company Pty. Limited and its allied partnership P.W. Rygate and West has been associated with the former Sydney Turf Club for more than 50 years, and during that time, we have acted continuously as their Consultants with all track redevelopment projects at both Canterbury and Rosehill courses. An association with the former Australian Jockey Club commenced in the 1960,s and in the subsequent years we have likewise been engaged as Consultants to that Club on Track matters at each of their metropolitan Racecourses. As a result of these long associations with the then two major Racing Clubs we have acquired comprehensive records and built up considerable experience within this field of Surveying and Engineering design.

We have as well, at various times in recent years been engaged as Consultants to the A.C.T. Racing Club Inc., and the nearer provincial Race Clubs of Newcastle, Hawkesbury, Gosford and Wyong in track redevelopment programs undertaken at their racecourses.

Rygate and Company were engaged by the Tasmanian Racing Club Inc. to prepare the designs and to Project Manage the reconstruction of the Elwick Racecourse Course Proper in Hobart, by Kilmore Racing Inc. to prepare a report and concept design for the reconstruction of their Course Proper and by the Werlwind Pty Ltd to design and Project Manage the construction of a turf track, synthetic track and sand track at Shipton Lodge, Cobbitty.

Current work includes the design and supervision of construction for a synthetic training track at Warwick Farm, designs at Hawkesbury Racecourse, investigation and concept designs at Newcastle Racecourse and designs associated with a private training track at Moss Vale.

Rygate and Company has also been involved in providing expert witness reports for Court cases involving the Racing industry.
Frank Henville, a Consultant and past Director of Rygate and Company and Peter Salmon, a Director of the firm, are responsible for all Racecourse design work and have over 35 years experience each in this field. Rygate and Company directors and staff attend local and overseas conferences on racetrack design to further develop their experience on this subject.


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Level 9
89 York Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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