Vision for Wanneroo Raceway revealed

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ANOTHER race track, BMX facilities, off-road training site and a hotel could be part of the Wanneroo Raceway redevelopment.

A Wanneroo Council report outlined the master plan to improve and expand motorsport and other facilities at the Neerabup venue over the next decade, which could cost $231 million.

The plan, prepared by Dave Lanfear Consulting, included a range of priorities, such as creating a second track for motorcycle racing, upgrading spectator infrastructure, creating off-road training and rally facilities and getting facilities for non-motor cycle sports, including BMX.

It also suggested building non-automotive facilities such as a hotel, camping area or luxury villas, and developing parkland and nature trails.
Councillors will consider endorsing the plan for public consultation from March 30 to May 10 at their meeting next Tuesday.

Wanneroo Raceway and surrounding potential development areas. Picture: City of Wanneroo

The report said the City should also develop an advocacy strategy that would campaign for the State Government to allocate land north of the existing raceway to expand the facilities.

Asked about consultation done so far during the February 3 council briefing, community and place director Debbie Terelinck said raceway lessee WA Sporting Car Club and Wanneroo BMX Club had indicated support during discussions of the draft plan.

Ms Terelinck said both clubs would have the opportunity to make formal submissions during public consultation as well.

According to the February council report, the proposed timeframe to relocate the BMX club from Pearsall to Neerabup was about 10 years.

The draft master plan for Wanneroo Raceway’s development and expansion over the next 10 years, created by Apex Circuit Design for Dave Lanfear Consultating/City of Wanneroo.

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