Motocross future up in the air
THE waiting game continues for Tweed motocross riders on the hunt for a permanent home base and track.
Tweed Shire Council and Tweed Motocross Club committee members have been working together for several years to find a home base for nearly 700 members of all ages who continue to wait for an outcome on several site options.
Riders have been forced to use private and public land in some cases while they don't have a track to call home.
Club president Grant Casey said the proposed track on the old tip site at Stotts Creek had stalled for the time being with cash flow being a big part of the problem.
"We can only get a five-year lease on the old tip site but for us to get all the infra-structure in place for that short time period and then have to potentially move again isn't really financially viable at this stage," Mr Casey said.
Riders have continued to vent their frustration about Tweed Shire Council on social media but Mr Casey said the council had been working towards a positive outcome for the club.
"The council have been good with us and are trying to help us out. They are working with us, so that is a good thing."
Riders have been forced to travel nearly an hour to Yatala which provides the nearest track after Reedy Creek Motocross track closed due to urban sprawl.
Members are not giving up hope of finding a new home and sourcing private land has been examined as a potential solution.