Tweed Shire Councillor Kevin Skinner is a strong supporter of a motocross track in the Tweed.
Tweed Shire Councillor Kevin Skinner is a strong supporter of a motocross track in the Tweed. Scott Powick

Plans for motorcross track rev up

A MOTOCROSS track in the Tweed could be one step closer tomorrow.

Tweed Shire Council officers have recommended that the councillors vote to support Tweed Valley Junior Development Motorcycle Club in establishing a track on the closed Murwillumbah Landfill site.

The club still has to submit a development application for assessment but support from the council is an important first step.

According to the report to council, the site cost the council $15,000 a year for weed control and water monitoring.

"A motorcycle track would provide an opportunity to generate income over this currently unused site," the report said.

"Any income could be used to amortise current monitoring and maintenance costs."

Councillor Kevin Skinner requested the report at April's council meeting.

Several sites had been proposed previously but a suitable site was never found.

This latest push has the support of the Gold Coast Motocross Club who would contribute about $400,000 to find a new home after the Gold Coast City Council has threatened to close the club's Reedy Creek track.



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