Police examine world rally route

POLICE have conducted a safety audit of the proposed World Rally Championship track.

Tweed traffic police, senior officers and special events police from Sydney this week inspected the proposed site with a World Rally Australia traffic management consultant. They were also accompanied by RTA representatives.

The route for the proposed event, scheduled for September, will cover 350km of roads in the Tweed and Kyogle shires.

On Monday, the Tweed sites, including parts of Kingscliff, were inspected and yesterday police turned their focus to the Murwillumbah-Kyogle road. They were looking at any issues of safety and traffic management that could arise during the event.

“Police are doing a safety audit of the Murwillumbah-Kyogle road so that we can ensure the necessary warnings, parking signage and safety restrictions for the event are in place,” Repco Rally Australia general manager Gary Upson said yesterday. “It is also really a familiarisation process for the police who will be involved.

“We are still putting together the development application which we are hoping to lodge at the end of the month. This is to ensure all the necessary signage and safety plans are in place to comply with the requirements.”

Mr Upson said the police had not come across any significant problems during the audit.



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