The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will put the pedal to the metal on work to reopen Wakefield Park Raceway if re-elected, committing $5 million towards planning for a long-term solution at the site.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens thanked Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman for her advocacy, and said the funding can be used for investigative and planning work, as well as future noise mitigation works, signaling the return of motorsport, driver training and safety programs at the venue.

“The issues around Wakefield Park Raceway are complex and require a long-term fix, not a short-term Band-Aid solution,” Mr Henskens said.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government has a long-term economic plan to keep NSW moving forward and this $5 million commitment will help Wakefield Park Raceway get back on track and reopen for recreational and competitive motorsport activities and events, but most importantly, plan for a sustainable future.”

Mrs Tuckerman said that this would be a big win for the local community and fans of motorsport in NSW.

“We’ve been working hard to come up with a long-term viable solution, and the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will continue to work with the community and stakeholders to achieve a Wakefield Park Raceway everyone can be proud of,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“By working together with our community and stakeholders, we have the best chance to shape a Wakefield Park Raceway that creates new jobs and boosts the Goulburn economy, for locals and visitors alike.”

Mr Henskens said the Liberal and Nationals Government will work with Motorsport Australia and other industry stakeholders to develop a NSW Motorsport Strategy.

“Already, the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has delivered $33.4 million for a Motorsport Centre of Excellence, permanent lighting at Sydney Motorsport Park and upgrades to the Sydney International Dragway,” Mr Henskens said.

“We understand the importance of NSW’s motorsport industry, and we want a cooperative approach to understanding how motorsport can be supported and the best way to deliver the infrastructure needs of the future.”