CLOWNING around ... Murwillumbah District Motorcycle Club treasurer Paul O?Brien is all revved up
CLOWNING around ... Murwillumbah District Motorcycle Club treasurer Paul O?Brien is all revved up

Revved up about the future

By HUGH KEARNEY

MURWILLUMBAH District Motorcycle Club's (MDMC) long-running struggle to find a home of its own could come a step closer this weekend.

The club has had two attempts to secure a permanent home rejected.

Last week it won approval to hold five meetings per year at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds for the next three years under strict noise conditions.

Organisers said the approval meant the club could stay afloat but some members had gone to other clubs so they could do more riding.

MDMC treasurer Paul O'Brien said with a per- manent location the club could hold training days for riders greatly increasing rider safety.

He said the MDMC could share a site with other recreational users and could be eligible for a Department of Sport and Recreation grant to establish a regional sporting complex.

"We could perhaps share with four-wheeldrivers, bowmen, Scouts, BMX, Army cadets and others wanting an outdoor recreation venue."

The club has seemingly found an ally in Tweed Mayor Councillor Warren Polglase.

Cr Polglase told the Daily News yesterday he would be inspecting a property in Chinderah this weekend which could be suitable for the club's purposes.

Cr Polglase said he had recently visited the Black Duck Valley 4WD and motorbike park near Gatton and had come away greatly impressed by what he saw.

"I was aware of a great deal of community interest in this issue, so I went to Black Duck Valley off my own bat to see what was going on," Cr Polglase said.

"I was very impressed with the whole set-up and I think something like that could work here in Tweed."

Cr Polglase said a Chinderah property owner had approached him with a proposal and he would be inspecting the property this weekend.



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