Victoria Park in Adelaide's East Parklands has been used for horse racing since the 1840's. This grandstand was built in 1882 and was granted heritage listing in 1986.
A decision was made to cease racing here earlier this year. The Adelaide City Council intends redeveloping the site as a "people's park."
Last night the council approved the construction of a criterium track ( a short cycling racing circuit) in the park. The course, which will pass in front of the heritage grandstand, is expected to be completed in April next year.