Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has congratulated the NSW Government after it promised to find a new home for speedway racing in Western Sydney.
The move comes after it was revealed that the current Speedway site at Parramatta would be compulsorily acquired as part of the Sydney Metro West rail project, one of the city’s most transformative infrastructure initiatives.
“Common sense has prevailed, and I’d like to commend the State Government for ensuring speedway racing has a future in Western Sydney,” Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, said.
“The Sydney Speedway is a regional icon, and with a bigger, better facility, future generations will now get the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of high-speed racing.”
The Dialogue has offered support to work with the Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres MP, along with Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee, to help find the best new home for a new speedway facility, hopefully at a newly expanded Eastern Creek.
A report on Metro West was released this week and included a proposed route and station locations, which meant the Sydney Speedway would need to be relocated from its Granville base.
“Metro West is a project that is just as significant as the Western Sydney Airport and while it will deliver generational change across the region Western Sydney resident and businesses have an important role to play in dealing with the teething problems associated with growth,” Mr Brown said.
“This ‘steel spine’ for Sydney’s Central City is much needed and we look forward to being part of community consultation to find a new speedway site.”
Mr Brown said the new link between Sydney’s two CBDs, in Parramatta and Sydney, will free up an already at-capacity Western Line and generate thousands of jobs.