The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has been awarded the Regional Planning Award from the Parks and Leisure Association of Queensland, at the Regional Awards Presentation held in Ipswich today.
The Council of Mayors (SEQ) Deputy Chairman, Cr John Brent, said it was fantastic to be recognised at a State level for the collaborative approach to the planning and development of the Queensland Moto Park (Wyaralong).
“It is great to see, not only the work of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) recognised, but also the success of Queensland Moto Park (Wyaralong) – it has been a long but satisfying road,” said Cr Brent.
“The Council of Mayors (SEQ) set out to reduce the impact of illegal trail bike riders, and working together we were able to plan and develop the park at Wyaralong, which is about to welcome it’s 25,000th visitor,” said Cr Brent.
SEQ Regional Recreational Facilities Pty Ltd Chairman Dave Cockburn, who represents the eight councils that jointly developed the park in partnership with the Queensland Government, said it has been a big hit with the public since it opened in December 2011.
“Queensland Moto Park has had over 20,000 riders since it opened in December which shows what a great asset it is to the region said Dave Cockburn.
“Visitors numbers have been nearly double what we estimated, which is an outcome we are delighted with.
“It has really filled a gap of providing a great trail bike park for the estimated 233,000 trail bike enthusiasts in SEQ, as well as adding a new recreational attraction for the Scenic Rim region,” he said.
The Queensland Moto Park (Wyaralong) will now progress to the Parks and Leisure Association’s National Awards, which will be announced in Newcastle on Wednesday, 19 September 2012.
The Queensland Moto Park is managed by Motorcycling Queensland, for more information visit www.qldmotopark.com.au