Rally Australia route amended
- 30th March 2009, 10:47am
Williams Road and the entire length of Sargents Road had been included in the original proposed route to be contested by the worldâ€™s top teams in the rally on 3-6 September.
Event organisers confirmed today that Williams Road will not be used at all and that a portion of the Kyogle Road end of Sargents Road will only be used as a "liaison" section and not part of a competition stage.
â€œWe have now had discussions with our consultants about the management of issues associated with the original proposed route and as a result we will not be applying to use Williams Road as a competitive special stage or non-competitive road section,â€ organising committee Chairman Garry Connelly said.
â€œOn the same basis, we will not be applying to use the final section of Sargents Road as a special stage. That section will be between 2.5 kms and 4.5 kms long, but is yet to be determined.â€
Mr Connelly thanked residents who had communicated their views on the rally to the organisers.
â€œWe are keen to keep an open line of communication with the community. Our goal for the rally is to bring a strong economic and social benefit to the region,â€ he said.
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