A Motorsport facility could be coming only 17km from Baldivis!
Months ago sources close to this potential deal told me that the proponents would not even consider looking at sites within the City of Rockingham boundaries .
Instead they have approached the Shire of Serpentine and Jarrahdale who have been exceedingly proactive in offering advice and assistance.
This is a real shame as there would have been potential rates revenue as well as a natural link in with the Baldivis east entertainment precinct idea (where the water ski park is) for example.
However, should this proceed, it will not take a long drive to enjoy this facility and it could create a lot of jobs, and tourism opportunities
There are 2 stages, check out the second stage for the real exciting things!
The proposed uses for this facility include under this application (Stage 1) include:
Manufacturer Events (e.g. National Dealer Meetings);
Road Safety Driver Training (Individuals, Fleet, Defensive Driving, 4WD);
Government driver safety and training;
Amateur track/test days for road and race cars;
Amateur car events (State);
Amateur car events (National);
Track/test days for road and street bikes;
Bike race days;
Hire Karts (including corporate events);
Amateur Go Kart Race Events;
International and National Go Kart Events;
Seminars (Corporate Hire of Meeting Rooms);
Cycling Events; and
School Hire (e.g. Cross Country events).
The potential uses for this facility under a future application (Stage 2) include:
V8 Supercar events;
World Rally Championships;
Red Bull Air Race events;
Other international spectator events;
Motoring Events (Top Gear, Live Show etc.);
Concert and entertainment events; and
Fitness based events (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and alike).
This project will be located in the Shire of Serpentine and Jarrahdale and will be going to their equivalent of our council for debate.
The Motorsport Facility will be a regionally significant facility that will have the ability to host national and international sporting events with designer construction to achieve FIA and CAMS standards for cars and CIK level for Go-Karts. The main circuit will be designed with the ability to ultimately gain FIA accreditation for national and international ratings. In addition, the Motorsport Facility will provide an important community focal point by providing a range of activities that promote road and driver safety and opportunities for other significant corporate and private events.
Currently this proposal is asking for residents to make a submission into this application and the officers will make a recommendation to the Shire Council, which will then make a decision.
To see the full report head to – http://www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/assets/Uploads/Punrak-Road-Keysbrook-732-L78-31600-Motorsport-Facility-PA171080-Application-reduced.pdf