MASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING SUCCESS
The NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership (CBP) programme announced its 2020 grant recipients today, with the Speedway community benefiting to the tune of over $100,000 to assist with safety upgrades, pit buildings and machinery.
Speedway Australia worked in conjunction with a number of NSW tracks to secure funding in the latest round of grants, withMoruya Speedwayon the south coast being the most notable recipient - with $50,000 going toward the construction of a new wall and catch fence structure at the venue. President Kiel Rosevear and Secretary Kay Nash were overjoyed to learn of their successful application, with Kay stating “we want to one day leave the club in a better position than when we arrived. This money will go a long way to making Moruya one of the best venues on the South Coast!”
Moruya’s CBP funding is in addition to a further $10,000 Speedway Australia facilitated for them in October, via the NSW Bushfire Recoveries program.
Gasworks Motorsport Incllabo Speedway andGoulburn Speedwayalso benefit greatly from the CBP program, with a $30,000 and $25,000 cash injections allowing the Illabo to construct a new toilet and amenities block, and Goulburn to replace their ageing control tower with a brand new structure, complimenting a number of infrastructures upgrades the club has undertaken in recent times.
Recent months have seen tens of venues across Australia receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in local, state and federal government funding, going toward everything from safety upgrades to toilet blocks, first aid kits, safety apparel – even a ride on lawn mower!
With a number of government programs active, including the NSW & VIC Bushfire Recovery Program, there are plenty of opportunities for tracks to source funding for future upgrades. Clubs are encouraged to contact their relevant Sport Development Officer (Adam Brook in NSW, QLD & VIC and Ross Kirby in WA, SA, NT & TAS) to discuss available grant opportunities.