Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today announced the formation of a Project Steering Group to help upgrade Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s existing motorsport infrastructure and plan future infrastructure needs.
Mr Murray met with elected representatives from several Goldfields motorsport clubs to discuss their priorities and vision for the future of motorsport in the region, kick-starting planning for the $2 million McGowan Government election commitment for motorsport infrastructure in Kalgoorlie.
The steering group will include representatives from the clubs, as well as a representative from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and other relevant organisations.
The 2019-20 State Budget provided $50,000 to undertake planning with local clubs and stakeholders to determine the priorities for upgrade as part of the $2 million election commitment and for future investment.
It is anticipated planning will be undertaken over the next six to eight months to help determine priorities for investment, which will then be considered as part of the 2020-21 State Budget process.
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“Kalgoorlie is one of those country towns where motorsport plays an integral role in sporting and community life, and we are committed to improving local facilities with this investment.
“The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will now work closely with local motorsports players and the City as the Project Steering Group develops a plan for investing in the future of Kalgoorlie motorsport.”
As stated by Mining and Pastoral MLC Kyle McGinn:
“I welcome the announcement of the steering group from Minister Murray today. This will guide the decision-making behind upgrading our community’s motorsport infrastructure and also help plan for the future.
“I look forward to hearing back from the group over the rest of this year to see what projects have been identified as the priorities in this area.
“It’s always great to have a Minister visit Kalgoorlie-Boulder and I am pleased that we have had the entire State Cabinet here since the last State election, with some Ministers having had multiple trips to the community.”