THE Shoalhaven could become home to a massive new motorsport facility.
Motorcycling NSW yesterday launched a proposal for motorsport facility near Nowra.
It said the facility would be able to cater to the nine competitive motorcycling disciplines while also having the ability to host go-kart competitions, speedway racing, all levels of car racing as well as various off-street types of activities.
Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash said the facility could become as popular as Phillip Island or Eastern Creek.
"This is another major opportunity for the Shoalhaven but we will have to work hard together to make it happen," Mrs Gash said.
"If realised, it will be a huge boost for South Coast Tourism to have such a significant sports facility located so close to Nowra."
Mrs Gash met with the proponents last year when they laid out their vision for the Yerriyong site.
One completed, she believes it could inject around $5.4 million into the Shoalhaven economy every year.
"I'm excited by the proposal and look forward to working with Motorcycling NSW to help them transform the Shoalhaven into a world-class sporting destination into the future," she said.
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock has also welcomed plans for the development south of Nowra.
She said it would cost in the vicinity of $12 million to $15 million to build and would result in a “significant boost” to the local tourism market.
She said it would cement the South Coast’s reputation as an industry leader for motorsports across New South Wales.
Mrs Hancock said Motorcycling NSW had been working closely with herself and the State Government to resolve any potential planning issues which may arise through the Development Application process.
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