Proposal for Keysbrook to be home to world class motorsport facility

Supercar V8 racing at Barbagallo Raceway. Picture: Stephen Blackberry/Action Plus/ Getty Images
Supercar V8 racing at Barbagallo Raceway. Picture: Stephen Blackberry/Action Plus/ Getty Images

KEYSBROOK could be the future home of a world class motorsport facility, pending the outcome of a development application lodged with Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Property developers Stati Group have submitted a 222-page application outlining plans to build a racing facility on Punrak Road, designed and constructed to international motor sport and go-kart racing standards.

While the complex would initially cater for amateur races at state and national level, stage 2 of the project would see the site expanded with a view to host larger-scale V8 Supercar, World Rally Championships and Red Bull Air Race events.

A 3.5km main circuit would be designed to meet Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) criteria and potentially host future international races, while an international standard go-kart track is also planned.

On a day-to-day basis, the facility would offer a range of uses with a focus on road safety, driver training and recreation.

If approved, the circuit would become the state’s third Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) approved venue, alongside Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo and Collie Motorplex.

Shire president Michelle Rich confirmed it had met with developers and was quantifying the proposal’s potential benefits.

“In general, the Shire supports any project that benefits the community through creating economic and employment opportunities, promoting tourism or delivering local investment,” she said.

“At this point, it is difficult to estimate the exact economic, tourism and social benefit of this proposal to the Shire and the Peel Region, however, we believe it would be significant.

“Like all development applications submitted to council, we will analyse the current proposal in detail and, where appropriate, seek further advice before making any determination.”

The application is open for public comment until February 8.

Comment News has reached out to the Stati Group and the WA Sporting Car Club for comment.

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