New cir­cuit for Vic­to­ria?

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First mooted back in 2013, a new mo­tor sport com­plex near Pak­en­ham, 60 km from Mel­bourne in south eastern Vic­to­ria, pro­vi­sion­ally named Car­dinia Mo­tor Re­cre­ation and Ed­u­ca­tion Park, has re­cently gained mo­men­tum. A devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted to Car­dinia Shire Coun­cil for a new 3.7km cir­cuit and UK firm Apex Cir­cuit De­sign has been tasked with the de­sign of the track which is aimed to meet FIA Grade 2 and FIM Grade B stan­dards. The pri­vately funded fa­cil­ity will also in­clude an ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing com­plex along­side a 70 room ho­tel. A spokesman for the ven­ture said the cir­cuit would wish to at­tract na­tional and in­ter­na­tional events should it re­ceive the green light from Car­dinia Shire Coun­cil. The Coun­cil is cur­rently ac­cept­ing sub­mis­sions of feed­back re­gard­ing their in­tended plans to sup­port the devel­op­ment of the site. Sub­mis­sions closed on June 28 with the coun­cil due to meet in July to de­cide whether to ap­prove the devel­op­ment. If the ap­pli­ca­tion is suc­cess­ful it is ex­pected that con­struc­tion work would com­mence by mid 2019.

Pre­lim­i­nary de­sign for the pro­posed 3.7km cir­cuit at Pak­en­ham, Vic­to­ria.

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