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Tailem Bend the future for SA Motor Sport

Nov 07, 2013

 Adrian Pederick MP

Member for Hammond
Tailem Bend the future for SA Motor Sport
News that Tailem Bend has been chosen as the preferred site for any future development of a motor sport hub in South Australia is greatly welcomed by Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.
The current motor racing site at Tailem Bend has been deemed the most viable and best option for the future of motor sport in South Australia following an independent review conducted by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).
“This is a terrific result for the town of Tailem Bend, the Coorong Council and the electorate of Hammond,” said Mr Pederick.
“The Tailem Bend site offers a great opportunity for expansion and will no doubt service South Australian motor sport well into the future.”
Whilst only a report and with no commitment from government to fund a motor sport hub, the CAMS decision will potentially have huge tourism impacts on the town and surrounding region.
“Located on the Dukes Highway, the current site will provide easy access to motoring enthusiasts from the eastern states,” Mr Pederick said.
“Tailem Bend is also only one hour from Adelaide so many are expected to make the trip and spend the day in the area.”
Tailem Bend was the preferred site out of a number of applicants including the existing site at Mallala, and potential development sites at Gillman, Virginia and the Cougar International Raceway at Monarto.
All applicants were assessed on a range of factors such as location, potential for expansion and noise impacts on surrounding areas.
The Coorong Council is in the process of finalising the sale of the current site and this decision will no doubt assist the commercial interest in the Tailem Bend Motor Sport Park site.
“This decision is important for all involved and I welcome the CAMS’ report,” Mr Pederick said.



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