Job Creating Motor Sports House – 70% Complete

Posted: 4th Jul

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in motor sports in the Territory with construction of Motor Sports House at Hidden Valley almost 70 per cent complete.

When complete, Motor Sports House provides a central corporate meeting place for industry and events, bringing the facilities in-line with other Australian motor sports venues.

Local company C & R Constructions won the $4.9 million tender to design and construct the new Motor Sports House, creating more than 30 jobs during construction.

The new, modern, multi-purpose building will benefit a range of motor sports clubs, with provision for a hot desk office providing clubs with much-needed short-term administration space, as well as training and conference rooms.

There are more than 5,000 licenced motor sports competitors, pit crew, volunteers and officials in the Territory, with over 160,000 people spectating at motor sports events annually.

The building will complement the range of recent upgrades currently underway at the complex, including new broadcast-quality lighting to the drags track, hydraulic upgrades including track side irrigation, and new safety barriers and tyre walls as well as upgrades to the drags spectator area.

Every year, Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex hosts a range of motor sports races and club events, including the V8 Supercar Championship Series, drift events and drag racing, along with providing a home to a number of motor sports clubs.

The design and construct element of the project includes the demolition of the existing building at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.

Work is expected to be completed by September.

As noted by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

It is fantastic to see the progress on Motor Sports House, with around 70 per cent of the building construction now complete.

Motor Sports House is a key component of the Territory Labor Governments $13 million investment into motor sport infrastructure across the Territory allowing motor sports to continue to grow and flourish.

Motor sport events across the Territory bring thousands of tourists here each year. This provides a great boost for the economy, encouraging further tourism opportunities and supporting local jobs across the economy.

Source: Mirage News -