Towac Park Racecourse

Towac Park Racecourse has been a part of the Orange physical and social landscape since the 1870s
Towac Park Racecourse has been a part of the Orange physical and social landscape since the 1870s

Location Racecourse Road, approximately 3 km South West of the Orange CBD.

Statement of Significance

Towac Park Racecourse was developed in 1870 and a grandstand was built six years later. Fire destroyed the timber Members Stand in 1973. The Timber Grandstand, Pavilion and entry avenue are listed as a Schedule 8 Heritage Items of Local Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

Towac Park Racecourse has formed a significant part of Orange’s social and sporting life. The racecourse also forms a distinctive landscape feature of the South Western edge of suburban Orange and the avenue planting of the driveway is highly visible within the surrounding open landscape.

Objects and Elements: Towac Park Racecourse

Towac Park Racecourse gateMain Entry and Driveway Avenue

An avenue of mature Radiata Pines that are showing signs of approaching the end of their natural life align the driveway. The entry avenue is listed as a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of Local Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

Racecourse Buildings

The Timber Grandstand and Pavilion are listed as a Schedule 8 Heritage Items of Local Significance in the Orange Local Environment Plan 2000.

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