Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    State Government continues to enhance world-class facilities for our athletes

    24/07/2020 12:00 PM
    • Western Australia's only combined indoor cycling velodrome and roller sports complex receives a much-anticipated enhancement
    • SpeedDome set to attract top cycling athletes and competitions, and is a mecca for local cycling groups
    • Home to WA cycling and some of Australia's best athletes 

    The State Government has committed to providing and enhancing its world-class sporting facilities for Western Australians after the SpeedDome received a vast improvement to its facilities.


    The venue has undergone upgrades to toilets and change rooms, new paintwork and signage to internal areas, and application of anti-slip coatings to entrances, corridors and the internal roller hockey surface.


    These works have enhanced the internal and external areas of the venue and ensured the venue upholds the highest safety standards for all visitors and competitors, while also creating jobs and stimulating the local economy.


    In 2016 the venue received a $2.52 million upgrade, installing a new 250 metre timber velodrome cycle track ensuring the venue continues to operate to international training and competition standards. New LED competition lighting was installed in 2019.


    Certification has been received from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) which is the worldwide governing body for cycling. The venue is now compliant to UCI standards.


    The SpeedDome has been the training ground for some of our greatest Western Australian cycling champions, including Cameron Meyer, Sam Welsford and Melissa Hoskins.


    Over its history, the SpeedDome has hosted State, national and international events, including the prestigious 1997 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.


    VenuesWest owns the venue on behalf of the State Government and the funding has come from its existing capital works budget.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "As well as a top training and competition facility for athletes, the SpeedDome also hosts a number of community roller sports which will benefit from the improvements.


    "The upgraded facilities provide an ideal opportunity for cycling groups to promote the sport and encourage more members of the community to join their local track cycling club.


    "These upgrades will ensure we continue to provide one of the best cycling facilities in Australia to current athletes, aspiring athletes and local community groups."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400