The answer is to wait until the Cushion/Synthetic debate is resolved. As I read the racing landscape, the only voices coming out on the YES side have vested interests.
Let's wait to see how the tracks in place already in Victoria, NSW and Qld stand up to our climate. Their durability has to be questionable, IMO.
There's also perceptions they contribute to injury. That will be difficult to prove or disprove, but owners and trainers are looking for answers.
It's not being clever to say that punters remain shy about betting on synthetics. Some would bet if the race was on a rocky creek-bed, but if the regular, serious punters stay away, these new tracks will be a burden on the industry.
With regard to Toowoomba...suddenly we're told that the track in recent past has been (the equivalent of) a dog-track. Strange how this wasn't mentioned by those in authority at the time. Why were meetings held there if that was the case? Was the track dangerous? Why weren't the meetings transferred elsewhere? Sure, no other track has lights, but what would have been the problem with another venue racing on a Sunday. Maybe Sky had no slot for them? But I wager they'd be far more profitable (as TAB earners) than the Saturday night version when punters are punch-drunk already from a day of racing.
I bet often at Toowoomba, and right now the track is as good as it's been in ages (by my judgement) and way, way better than many of the country tracks in NSW, Victoria, SA, etc. Water is an issue for most tracks - grass or Cushion. Someone else has suggested that water conservation protocols, etc, be investigated.
To dig up a grass track and replace it with a synthetic whose future remains clouded amounts to arrant vandalism, IMO - and it's high time those who care had their say.