Enthusiasts at the Simpson Car Club near Cobden will now enjoy more accessible and safe events, thanks to upgraded lighting funded through an $88,781 investment from the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney welcomed the Simpson Speedway upgraded lighting, which had become outdated and in vital need of repairs.
The Simpson Car Club holds speedway events from December to April, with events scheduled at night to allow community volunteers to assist in organising and allow the local community to gather and enjoy the action.
The outdated lighting was affecting the safe running of events at the speedway and a cancellation of the summer program would be devastating for the 50+ volunteers who make up the car club.
With the upgraded lighting now in place, the Simpson Car Club can enter the summer months with a packed schedule of motorsport events in a fun and safe environment for drivers and visitors.
Pick My Project is an Andrews Labor Government first – a $30 million participatory budgeting initiative that puts decision making in the hands of Victorians.
The Speedway Track Upgrade of Lighting project is one of 22 successful projects from the Pick My Project initiative in the Barwon region.
The region received more than $2.68 million in funding through the initiative, after a total of 14,724 votes were cast.
Other projects in the Barwon region include a new basketball court for Birregurra Primary School, a veggie patch and fruit orchard for Fyans Park Primary School, an upgraded walking track at Mount Noorat and outdoor gym and fitness equipment for use in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“The Speedway Track Upgrade of Lighting is a fantastic project which the Government is delighted to help fund through the Pick My Project initiative.”
“This is another example of the great work the Pick My Project initiative is doing for vital projects in the Barwon region and across regional Victoria.”