Broadford could be the next big thing in motor sports by expanding the State Motorcycle Sports Complex (SMSC) to attract larger events and even more visitors to the region.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 towards the development of a feasibility study to expand the existing complex – to attract visitors and boost the local economy.
Mitchell Shire Council and Motorcycling Victoria will assess the potential expansion of the SMSC and the development of adjacent vacant land into an industrial park and training facility with accommodation.
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne on one of the State’s most significant rail and road routes, Broadford is an ideal destination for motor sports and other major events.
The broad-based study is expected to:
- provide a vision and master plan for development of the two adjacent sites
- investigate and recommend the most suitable method for delivering utilities to the two sites
- undertake an economic assessment of the future value of the project to the area and the region
Motorcycling Victoria has relocated its head office to Broadford and is keen to develop the complex to meet the needs of its members and the broader motor sports fraternity. A number of new events have also committed to the facility for the next three years.
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the project through its $500 million Regional Jobs and infrastructure Fund, which is making regional Victoria an even better place to live, work and visit.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“The State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Broadford already has a renowned reputation, hosting both charitable and competitive events. With this funding we look forward to working on its expansion.”
“This comprehensive feasibility study is an important part of the ongoing effort to revitalise Broadford and the surrounding area.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“This is an exciting project that has the potential to create many employment and tourism opportunities for Broadford as well as providing significant improvements to make the State Motorcycle Sports Complex a state of the art facility for motorcycling enthusiasts.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020