Rally Australia seeks community support
- 12th January 2009, 7:49am
With Repco Rally Australia, Round 10 of the prestigious 2009 FIA World Rally Championship, now less than 8 months away, community consultation is the major priority for Rally Organisers.
General Manager Mr Gary Upson said; â€œFollowing on from our very successful resident meetings
held in Murwillumbah and Kyogle in November, a series of community meetings are planned for
February 7th in Kingscliff, Murwillumbah and Kyogle.â€
â€œThe support of the community is of utmost importance to our event and we have targeted
community consultation as a major priority as we start the countdown for the event.â€
At the time of the community meetings Organisers plan to release details of the proposed rally route
including details of roads that will be closed for the rally cars to compete on.
There will also be an opportunity for the community to be briefed on the current status of the World
Rally Championship and the benefits it will bring to the region, and to participate in a question and
All residents, property owners and business operators in the area are invited to attend the briefings.
The Organisers advise that the proposed rally route is still subject to council regulatory approval and
that independent consultants have been appointed to undertake an Environmental Assessment and
file a Development Application.
Consultation is also taking place with local Aboriginal groups as well as the Githabul Aboriginal
people who have native title rights over part of the land that the rally is proposed to cover.
The timings for these meetings on Saturday 7th February 2009 are:
9am: Kingscliff Community Centre
12 noon: Tweed Shire Council Building, Murwillumbah
4pm: Kyogle Town Hall
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