The Eurobodalla Shire Council has invited members of the community to share their thoughts on the proposed sale of the Moruya Racecourse.
Councillors were unanimous in voting to put the proposal up for public comment at the council meeting of Tuesday, August 13.
Racing NSW approached the council last week to purchase the parcel of land at Donnelly Drive, a potential sale supported by the Moruya Jockey Club.
The council's manager of property and commercial services, Andrew Greenway, said the proposed purchase was a part of Racing NSW's investment in racing across the state.
"In making the offer to Council, Racing NSW has indicated the land would continue to be used indefinitely for the purpose of thoroughbred racing and training, with the land subject to a 50-year lease to the Moruya Jockey Club, who have given full support to the proposed sale," he said.
"Currently the jockey club pay rent to Council, which is given back to the Moruya Racecourse Management Committee for reinvestment at the racecourse.
"A significant portion of the existing buildings and improvements at the racecourse were provided by Racing NSW grants. The purchase of the racecourse is part of their plans for further investment.
"During the public notice period, Council will offer to meet with racecourse stakeholders, including trainers and residents of Donnelly Drive," he said.
A spokesperson said owners of adjacent dwellings would continue to have right of carriageway access via Donnelly Drive, and Racing NSW confirmed it doesn't object to St John's Ambulance's use of a building at the racecourse.
A further report will be presented to Council following the proposed 28-day public exhibition period.
To view the report, visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/publicexhibition