Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

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

    Experienced new operator announced for Perth Motorplex

    12/12/2020 6:00 AM
     
    • Evolve Facility Management, a subsidiary of the Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA) has been appointed to operate Perth Motorplex
    • Evolve Facility Management will commence operations from mid-February 2021 

    Motorsport in Western Australia is set to go from strength to strength with Evolve Facility Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA) appointed as the new operator for Perth Motorplex.

     

    The appointment follows an extensive procurement process by venue owner VenuesWest.

     

    Evolve Facility Management has signed a multi-year lease agreement with the State Government and will take over operations from current interim operator VenuesWest, assuming responsibility for management of all aspects of event delivery across drag racing, speedway, burnouts and special events.

     

    Evolve's parent company, ANDRA, is well known and respected within the motorsport community, sanctioning races at all levels across the country and serving as Australia's official controlling body for drag racing.

     

    This appointment will provide the assurance the WA motorsport community has sought since KMPL concluded as the venue operator in 2016, with the future of the operations of Perth Motorplex now secure.

     

    Experienced motorsport administrator Paul Trengove has been appointed to the position of Commercial and Operations Manager and will lead the Perth Motorplex team.

     

    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

     

    "ANDRA - Evolve's parent company - is well known and respected by the industry, and have been sanctioning events at Perth Motorplex for many years. WA motorsport fans can rest easy knowing the future of the Motorplex is in safe hands.

     

    "The Perth Motorplex has a lengthy and successful history and I look forward to seeing many successful years of racing and events at WA's best motorsports facility.

     

    "I would like to thank VenuesWest for their management of Perth Motorplex over recent years, and throughout process of working to secure Evolve as the long-term operator of the venue."

     

    Comments attributed to ANDRA CEO Brett Stevens:

     

    "There is no doubt that the Perth Motorplex is one of the world's truly great motorsport facilities. It is arguably the premier speedway and drag racing venue in the country.

     

    "We thank the WA Government, Minister Murray and the team at VenuesWest who have kept the Perth Motorplex at the forefront of motorsports over the past few years.

     

    "I know that everyone at ANDRA is very excited to build on that as we move into this promising new era for the venue, for ANDRA, and for motorsport in WA."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6400

     

    For more information about the Perth Motorplex, please visit http://www.motorplex.com.au

    For more information about ANDRA, please visit http://www.andra.com.au

    For a FAQ document about this announcement, please visit http://www.venueswest.wa.gov.au/venues/perth-motorplex