The Dubbo Dirt Bike Club will potentially attract thousands of visitors to Dubbo for major motocross competitions, thanks to $242,385 in funding from the Federal Government to upgrade its facilities to national championship standards.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with club members today and said the improvements will put Dubbo on the motocross centre-stage.
“The Dubbo region has outstanding economic potential and the Dubbo Dirt Bike Club’s upgrades will stand the city in good stead to host major motocross events, delivering a huge economic boost for our region,” Mr Coulton said.
“I understand these upgrades have been strongly supported in the dirt bike community, with over 770 riders, spectators, sponsors and officials from across New South Wales signing a survey in 2019 supporting the club’s upgrades.
“Congratulations to Dubbo Dirt Bike Club members on their foresight and success in receiving this funding. This is something that our local riders and spectators can be truly proud of.”
Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 4 has delivered many wins for his electorate.
“We secured an enormous $18.8 million in grant funding for the electorate of Parkes under the latest round of BBRF, which was dedicated to helping communities hardest hit by the drought.
“BBRF is all about strengthening the local economy and delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.”
Dubbo Dirt Bike Club President Bec Eade said the project represents a great opportunity for the club to bring its facility up to a high standard to attract championship events to the region.
“Dubbo Dirt Bike Club is extremely excited to receive this funding through the Building Better Regions Fund to undertake upgrades at the club,” Ms Eade said.
“The club has been working closely with riders, spectators and officials to identify improvements to bring the facilities at the Morris Park Motorsports Complex up to national championship standards.
“The project will upgrade the motocross facility by installing a new amenities block and spectator grandstands, as well as upgrading the race track and start gates.
“Once the upgrades have been completed, the club will be in a strong position to attract state and national level motocross events such as the ‘King of MX’ NSW Motocross Championships and Australian Junior Motocross Championships to Dubbo.
“We would like to thank our Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton for his support for our project.”
Dubbo Dirt Bike Club has over 200 members and attracts around 150 riders and 500 spectators from all over NSW to attend motocross race days, which are held at Morris Park Motorsports Complex.
For a full list of successful projects under the BBRF Round 4, please visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf