Cardinia Shire has made public its intention to sell land at Pakenham, south-east of Melbourne, for the purpose of a motorsport facility. Council proposes to sell land at 335 McGregor Road to development company Podium 1 Pty Ltd for $3,000,000 +GST.
The facility will feature car & karting race tracks, driver and classroom education, a hotel of not less than 70 rooms, clay target shooting club, 4×4 & motorcross track, indoor & outdoor exhibition centers, pit facilities for education & events, and even a helipad.
While the track configurations are more concept than reality at this stage, it’s logical that each can run multiple layouts. The proposal suggests two kart track configurations can run at once, much like what is done at Eastern Creek International Kartway.
A limiting factor with the land is an easement that runs between the main motor racing circuit and the karting facility for the proposed Koo Wee Rup bypass.
An advertisement in the local paper opens the channel for the community to voice their approval or disapproval for the development. You can show your support to Council by filling in the online form HERE.
Planning for this facility has been ongoing for years. KartSportNews first reported this (at an alternative location) in 2009 (see HERE), then again in an interview with Drew Price in 2013 (see HERE).