Cranbrook Districts Motorcycle Club has received $200,000 to help the club relocate to its new home at the Sukey Hill Regional Motorcycling Facility.
Development of this project will be unique to the Great Southern Region, as it will include an enduro, trial and motocross track at the one venue, as well as being available to surrounding motorcycling clubs to utilise. The motocross track designed by well-known coach Greg Moss, is being constructed to Australian National standards with the unique spectator feature of the ability to walk the whole perimeter.
The funding was announced in Cranbrook on 31st January 2017 by Nationals Tuck Waldron in conjunction with the Great Southern Development Commission. It was part of the State Government Royalties for Regions scheme, which address the inequities between the country and the city. This scheme funding helps community, public and not for profit organisations fund smaller community driven projects that make a real difference in the regions.
Club president Justin Shepherd said this has been a joint effort between the club and the Shire of Cranbrook which will benefit the town of Cranbrook and further reach residents of the Great Southern. He also acknowledged the Government for giving our club Cranbrook DMCC this opportunity to promote the sport of motocross, enduro and trials in the region. And also those who have driven this unique project; Cranbrook Community, Cranbrook DMCC Committee, motocross fraternity, the shire councillors, Club Development Officer Nicole Sewsale, Recreation Officer Toni Melia, and CEO Peter Northover.
Cranbrook DMCC will use the $200,000 to fund Stage 1 – being the relocation of the motocross club from Rockwell Flats to the more suitable Sukey Hill. It will include the construction of a bike waiting bay, scrutineering/first aid hut and motocross track. The club will source further funds to assist with Stage 2 – being construction of dam and track sprinklers, and Stage 3 – being construction of a clubhouse.
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