THE NSW government is recruiting commissioners to lead a new greyhound industry regulator after overturning a controversial racing banlast year.
Recruitment is also under way for independent and industry directors for a reconstituted Greyhound Racing NSW.
“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 Friday.
“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 animal welfare.
Former NSW premier Mike Baird announced the ban in July last year after a special commission of inquiry 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.