Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex Expansion Feasibility Study

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Consultation for this stage of the project has concluded.

A rider at the Broadford track

The Broadford State Motorcycling Sports Centre Expansion Feasibility Study process has now been completed.

Following community consultation in October 2019, the feedback, responses, and survey information was collected from a range of stakeholder including community members, local businesses, SMSC complex uses and regulatory agencies and authorities. This information was reviewed and helped inform the Expansion Feasibility Report.

A detailed report into the outcomes of the consultation process, ‘Broadford SMSC Expansion Feasibility Study – Consultation Findings Summary Report’ is now available.


Earlier

Businesses and community members are being invited to provide input on a study about the possible expansion of the State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Broadford.

The study identifies the need for enhanced facilities and a wider variety of uses. It has identified four options including track expansion, increasing the number of operating days, introducing some twilight sessions and changing noise and planning requirements.

Get involved

You can get involved and find out more by viewing the information here or attending a listening post. Businesses are also encouraged to attend a special business workshop discussion.

Funding partners

The feasibility study is funded by Mitchell Shire Council, Motorcycling Victoria and the Victorian Government.

Submissions and surveys close on 29 October 2019.

The Broadford State Motorcycling Sports Centre Expansion Feasibility Study process has now been completed.

Following community consultation in October 2019, the feedback, responses, and survey information was collected from a range of stakeholder including community members, local businesses, SMSC complex uses and regulatory agencies and authorities. This information was reviewed and helped inform the Expansion Feasibility Report.

A detailed report into the outcomes of the consultation process, ‘Broadford SMSC Expansion Feasibility Study – Consultation Findings Summary Report’ is now available.


Earlier

Businesses and community members are being invited to provide input on a study about the possible expansion of the State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Broadford.

The study identifies the need for enhanced facilities and a wider variety of uses. It has identified four options including track expansion, increasing the number of operating days, introducing some twilight sessions and changing noise and planning requirements.

Get involved

You can get involved and find out more by viewing the information here or attending a listening post. Businesses are also encouraged to attend a special business workshop discussion.

Funding partners

The feasibility study is funded by Mitchell Shire Council, Motorcycling Victoria and the Victorian Government.

Submissions and surveys close on 29 October 2019.

Consultation for this stage of the project has concluded.
  • The Broadford SMSC – Expansion Feasibility Study has now been finalised

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    14 April, 2020

    The Broadford SMSC – Expansion Feasibility Study has now been finalised

    Taking on board feedback from consultation, the Expansion Feasibility Study (Draft for Consultation version) was reviewed and revised.

    Within the report, a revised version of Option 4 (re-labelled as Option 4B) was developed to take account of stakeholder feedback, analysed and confirmed as the preferred and recommended option for expansion.

    A Masterplan and Implementation Plan, based on the preferred option, were also developed and finalised to guide the future work that will now need to be undertaken by Motorcycle Victoria to realise the vision to expand the complex and its contribution towards Broadford and Mitchell Shire’s economy and tourism sector.

    Council has noted the findings of the Final Expansion Feasibility Study

    On Monday 16 March, Council discussed the Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex – Expansion Feasibility Study (BSMSC – EFS) at the Ordinary Council Meeting.

    A Council Resolution was passed, noting the findings and recommendation of the BSMSC – EFS, the masterplan (i.e. contained within the EFS), and the Consultation Findings Summary Report.

    What Happens Next?

    Motorcycling Victoria will now review the findings of the BSMSC EFS and begin to work through the actions set out within the report and its implementation plan.

    It is important to note that the Council Resolution does not constitute any form of planning approval for expansion of the State Motorcycle Sports Complex. The completed BSMSC EFS has identified that expansion in accordance with an envisaged masterplan around Option 4B appears to be feasible. However, any expansion will still be required to go through normal approval processes.

    The study has also identified the necessary steps, including regulatory requirements related to potential environmental impacts, cultural heritage, and ecological matters, that Motorcycling Victoria will need to take to undertake as they progress their vision for the complex.

    The adopted Council Resolution requires that prior to any expansion, Motorcycling Victoria undertake, and publicly disclose, an independent noise assessment to ensure that an appropriate noise management plan is established for the potential expansion of the Broadford SMSC.

    The findings and recommendations of the BSMSC EFS (Final Version) will help to ensure that the SMSC retains its current standing in the industry and provides a wide range of options for enhanced utilisation of and visitation to the complex, which will assist Motorcycle Victoria to realise its vision for the Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex.

    Importantly, Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the efforts of all stakeholders, participants and landowners for their respective contributions towards the outcome and thanks them for their involvement.


  • Listening posts and workshops

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    01 October, 2019

    Listening posts

    We're holding a number of listening posts for you to find out more and provide input.

    • 11am-3pm, Sunday 6 October, Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex, 260 Strath Creek (Press Room)
    • 3-7pm, Tuesday 15 October, Council Chamber Foyer, Broadford Civic Centre , 113 High Street

    Business workshop

    • 6-7pm, Tuesday 15 October, Council Chamber, Broadford Civic Centre, 113 High Street