Saturday, 28 January 2017
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the money would go towards a number of improvements at the motorplex, including a track extension and upgrade, construction of a footbridge and upgrading spectator and competitor facilities.
"Upgrading these facilities at Collie Motorplex will dramatically improve the spectator and competitor experience, and this improved track will be a tourism drawcard for the people of Collie," Ms Davies said.
"The State Government has been working with the Collie community on this project for a number of years and I am pleased to announce that the funding is confirmed for the upgrades to proceed."
The Liberal National Government is committed to delivering quality sport and recreation facilities to all West Australians as they are an important part of regional life, which is why the Liberal National Government has spent more than $169 million across more than 1,000 projects to improve sport and recreation facilities across the State.
The upgrade has been made possible through $1.57 million from the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund and $1 million from the Royalties for Regions' Country Local Government Fund.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said he was pleased to see Royalties for Regions contributing to sporting complexes, which delivered great social benefits to regional communities.
"Infrastructure such as this provides opportunities for community engagement and interaction which are critical to building sustainable communities in regional Western Australia," Mr Redman said.
The project is scheduled for completion by December 2017.