Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    WA Motorsport Strategy revs into home straight

    18/05/2019 6:00 AM
    • WA Motorsport Strategy to assist industry steer tarmac-based racing in WA
    • Extensive consultation involving peak bodies and relevant local governments helped develop the strategy
    • Final four-week public consultation period now underway 

    The State Government has released its draft Western Australian Motorsport Strategy, which has been developed in conjunction with peak motorsport bodies, motorsport regulators and local government.


    The strategy has been released for a four-week public consultation period ending at 5pm on June 14, 2019.


    The strategy aims to help the industry increase participation in motorsports in WA, enhance its potential to attract national and international events, and plan for the long-term infrastructure needs of motorsport in both Perth and regional WA.


    The strategy recommends the formation of an industry working group, representing key stakeholders to collaborate and lead the development of motorsport in WA.


    It also calls for the creation of a dedicated motorsport events and tourism strategy to leverage the benefits to industry, grow the sport, boost tourism and create jobs.


    Interested parties can make a submission at https://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/about/plan-for-the-future/wa-motorsport-strategy


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "It's pleasing to see we're in the home straight with regards to developing this strategy for tarmac-based motorsport.


    "It is the result of much consultation and input from stakeholders such as clubs, track owners and operators, local governments, and State and national associations.


    "The strategy has a State-wide focus and provides for the industry's continued self-regulation through implementation of best practice guidelines.


    "I encourage all interested parties to take the opportunity to provide their final feedback on the strategy."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400