INSTALLING lighting for the Kanangra Drive track will be Taree Greyhound Club's next major project.
"That's going to be our highest priority,'' club secretary Peter Daniel said.
However, Mr Daniel wouldn't give a timeframe as to when the work would be completed or even started.
"I'd like to say within 12 to 18 months, but there's no guarantee,'' he said.
The club will conduct its second TAB meeting next Wednesday following the overwhelming success of the first run on Wednesday, June 17. In January the club has been granted 13 TAB dates, all to be run on Wednesday afternoons.
Taree completed some major upgrades to the Kanangra Drive track and facilities to comply with guidelines to run TAB meetings, particularly in the kenneling enclosure as well as to the track-proper.
The upgrades were done in conjunction with Greyhound Racing NSW.
Mr Daniel said the club would have to provide finance for 40 to 50 per cent of costs to install the lighting system.
This would also be done in conjunction with Greyhound Racing.
He added the ability to run a night meeting during summer - whether it be TAB or non-TAB - would be highly beneficial for the club.
Mr Daniel said that additional lighting would also be required for the carpark and spectator areas at the track.
He explained the club does have plans to update the spectator areas at the track but said no major improvements are envisaged in the foreseeable future.
The club was in the State spotlight earlier this week, as reported in Wednesday's Times, when NSW Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson was at the track to announce that the greyhound industry would be subject to the highest standard of greyhound welfare in Australia following the release of the NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice.
"We picked Taree for a special reason,'' Mr Anderson explained in making the announcement.
"The club conducted its first TAB meeting in its 67 year history on June 17. From all reports it went very well.
"This just goes to show what regional NSW can do.''