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Western Australia releases motorsport strategy targeting international events by end of 2020

The Western Australia department of local government, sport and cultural industries released a paper detailing plans to grow their motorsport industry,  in order to “boost job creation and tourism through motorsport-based activities and events”.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said: “WA motorsport now has a co-ordinated, widely-supported strategy to maximise the sport’s potential and empower the industry to drive its own future.”

“Ultimately, the WA Motorsport Strategy is designed to capitalise on the industry’s potential – not only for local participants and fans, but to maximise the benefits of future events in support of tourism and local jobs.”

A key element of their strategy is the formation of a new industry working group made up of motorsport stakeholders with relevant experience, and scheduled to be formalised by the third quarter of 2019.

It also calls for a co-ordinated approach to infrastructure development, with specific motorsport venues to be developed in Albany, Collie, Kalgoorlie, Keysbrook, Kwinana and Wanneroo.

The final aspect of the Strategy calls for an events strategy to co-ordinate and maximise the industry’s tourism potential – ideally attracting state, national and international events to boost local economic activity and create jobs by end 2020.