The public comment period has opened for a $35 million motorsport facility slated for development in Western Australia.
It is proposed to build the Keysbrook Motorsport Facility, also known as ‘The Track Perth’, approximately 60km south of Perth.
It is expected that the site will contain a 3.5km FIA-rated circuit, which can be split into two tracks, while the separate go-kart track is expected to be the only CIK-certified in Australia.
Plans first emerged for the new Western Australia Race Circuit in 2018, with the complex to be developed by Apex Circuit Design.
The development application submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is to establish a motorsports facility with a car and motorbike racing circuit, kart racing, main buildings, a club hall, a car storage, a race control, a medical building, a helicopter landing area, associated parking and drainage infrastructure.
The WAPC has been designated as the decision-making authority for the project, to support the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The facility is expected to also accommodate associated activities such as motorsport and driver education, recreational use of the tracks, vehicle testing, as well as manufacturer days.
According to the planning application document, the site will be “capable of attracting prestigious national and international events such as V8 Supercars, the Asian Le Mans Series and potentially the World Rally Championships”.
If approved, it will become Western Australia’s third major racetrack, alongside Wanneroo Raceway and Collie Motorplex.
Local residents, organizations and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the project by September 16, 2022.