The WA Government will provide an additional $314,000 for the Collie Motorplex redevelopment, to bring the facility to national standards and create opportunities for major sporting events in the South-West.
Civil works are now almost complete on the $2.97 million redevelopment project, which has included extending the existing 1.6 kilometre track to 2.3 kilometres, and upgrading competitor and spectator facilities.
The further $314,000 is required to complete site works that would enable the track to be sanctioned by national bodies.
This funding will be used to construct arrester beds, expand run-off areas, replace kerbing and repair existing pavement to achieve accreditation. The upgrades will bring the facility up to the highest national safety standards.
Once accredited, the Collie Motorplex will become a major sports tourism drawcard for Collie and the South-West, attracting national-level events and providing a boost to the local economy.