VCAT Hearing Outcome Statement

To all drag racing fans & competitors,

As a club of 24 years and having spent the past 5 years working with the Moyne Shire to pursue the land at the Old Koroit Racecourse to build a purpose built drag racing facility it is disappointing to have received the decision that this is no longer an option for the club after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing.

The club has spent in-excess of over $70,000 in studies, plans, various testing and the recent VCAT hearing. The Moyne Shire and Warrnambool City Council have spent ratepayers money conducting their own studies, testing, defense lawyers all of which is funded by the ratepayers to fight us at the hearing.

As a club we are disappointed that the wider community is going to miss out on the benefits of what our sport has to offer and the local economy boost from construction and accommodation for spectators & racers etc.

We are currently still racing at the Warrnambool Airport and with the cooperation of Warrnambool City Council intend continuing to do so in the future until permanent site is found.

Regards,
Tony Frost
Warrnambool and District Drag Racing Association Inc – President

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  • Upset

    Hats of to waddra for your professional approach to having a drag strip, with warrnambool council reasons being so petty I believe they just don’t like drag racers as a few hoons portrayed on television put us all in the same category even though this isn’t true.
    Waddra should be voted in as councillors for warrnambool as your approach is far better, leaving emotions aside and using facts to try and keep everyone happy.
    As for Warrnambool city council we’ll only swear words can describe you.