PROPERTY developers Stati Group say Keysbrook is an ideal location for a proposed world-class motorsport facility.
The developers have submitted a 222-page application to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for a racing facility on Punrak Road, designed and constructed to international motor sport and go-kart racing standards.
If the Shire approves the application, the multi-purpose facility – to be known as The Track Perth – would become the state’s third major racing venue alongside Barbagallo Raceway and Collie Motorplex.
State Group project manager Josh Hunt said Keysbrook had stood out as a prospective venue due to the size of the available land so close to Perth and the Shire had been helpful in discussions.
“Geographically, it’s a big venue for lots of things, it’s in close proximity to Perth, airports and accommodation,” he said.
“We’ve found the Shire have been extremely good to work with, they’ve been very enthusiastic and welcoming as much as they can be of both the project and working through the processes to get it to that point where it’s complete.”
Mr Hunt said the project was exciting and said the track would significantly boost the local motorsport industry.
“Our focus has been not to take away from the local industry, but fill the gaps which currently exist and we do see gaps there,” he said.
“As you can see from our design, it’s very much focused not on how motorsport is now, but how it’s going to develop into the next 10-20years.”
The Stati Group has liaised with Motorcycling Australia and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport in planning the 3.5km track, which would also feature a separate go-karting circuit and conference facilities.