Council welcomes proposed Yerriyong motorcycling facility
June 05, 2012
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green has welcomed a Motorcycling NSW proposal to develop a world class motorsports facility at Yerriyong.
The facility will be able to cater to the nine competitive motorcycling disciplines while also having the ability to host go-kart competition, speedway racing, all levels of car racing as well as various off street type activities.
Once completed, the facility will provide the area with a state of the art motorsport hub with the ability to host racing at a national standard, providing a range of flow on benefits to the entire Shoalhaven.
Mayor, Paul Green said Council has been working closely with Motorcycling NSW in developing the concept and identifying a suitable location close to Nowra.
“Motorcycling NSW’s proposal to develop a national standard motorsports facility in Yerriyong will provide the area with a huge economic boost and add valuable sustainable visitor dollars into the local economy,” said Clr Green.
“While delivering areas of interest to the many Shoalhaven residents interested in motorsports, this facility will also bring a constant stream of competitors and visitors to the area.
“With the proposed facility expected to be operating almost 365 days a year, the site will draw attention from regional, national and international motorsports enthusiasts and sporting media.”
“This facility will also create a subsidiary motor sports industry with the ability to provide locals with a host of new opportunities in not only technical automotive employment but also in hospitality, marketing and promotion of the area.”
“I welcome Motorcycling NSW’s proposal to develop a world class motorsports facility in Yerriyong and look forward to seeing the project develop and work through the zoning, consultation and approvals processes in the coming years.”
The facility is proposed to be located adjacent to the existing motorcycling complex on Braidwood Road, Yerriyong.
Motorcycling NSW is the recognised governing body of Motorcycle sport in NSW.