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Have your say on new Sydney International Speedway

19.08.2020

The NSW Government today called for community feedback on plans for the new Sydney International Speedway in Western Sydney.

The planning process has started to deliver a world class speedway at the Western Sydney Parkland’s Precinct 5: Eastern Creek Motor Sports.

The new Sydney International Speedway project will directly create about 150 jobs during construction.

The current speedway site, located on NSW Government-owned land at Granville, is required to house a future stabling and maintenance facility for the Sydney Metro West project, a State significant project that will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD and link new communities by rail for the first time.

Sydney Metro understands the passion for the sport held by competitors and fans alike and has worked closely with Sydney Dragway as well as industry experts and former competitors to propose a speedway that will be exciting for the fans to watch and drivers to race on - and includes the latest in safety equipment and spectator facilities.

The new Sydney International Speedway will deliver:

  • A new world-class clay-based racetrack for both speedway cars and motorcycles including sprint, wingless sprint, street stockers, V8 dirt modified and Formula 500 cars
  • A new grandstand and terraced seating to accommodate up to 7000 spectators
  • Public amenities, corporate boxes, food, beverage and merchandise outlets
  • Dedicated parking for speedway competitors and spectators
  • Additional overflow parking with flexibility to be used for dragway events
  • Dual access to the precinct by creating new vehicle access to the speedway pit area via a new intersection built off Ferrers Road
  • A dedicated competitor pit area to service the speedway
  • Workshops, garages and trackside support services.

A masterplanning process to determine the longer term vision for the precinct is also underway and being led by Western Sydney Parklands Trust in association with the NSW Office of Sport.

The community can have their say on the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) until Wednesday 16 September 2020.

Subject to planning approvals, construction is planned to commence before the end of the year and is expected to be completed by the start of the speedway racing season in 2021.

For more information on the EIS visit the virtual information room at sydneymetro.info/speedwayvirtual

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