NSW Govt on recruiting drive for new greyhound commissioners

NSW greyhound racing
THE is recruiting commissioners to lead a new greyhound industry regulator after overturning a controversial racing banlast year.

Applications are open for a chief commissioner and two commissioners to head the and Commission, Paul Toole said.

Recruitment is also under way for independent and industry directors for a reconstituted Greyhound .

“These appointments will play key roles in implementing the reforms and repositioning the industry for a sustainable future,” Mr Toole said in a statement on .

The chief commissioner will oversee the establishment of the commission, including transferring and functions from the existing Greyhound Racing NSW.

“Separating regulatory and commercial functions will improve governance, transparency and accountability,” Mr Toole said.

The government will contribute $41 million over the next five years to help the industry pay for the reforms, with $11 million of that set aside for the integrity commission and $30 million to improve .

Former NSW premier Mike Baird announced the ban in July last year after a special commission of found there was overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty in the sport, including mass greyhound killings.

The ban was subsequently scrapped in October following an industry-led backlash.