McGowan Government secures Perth Motorplex for 12 months as buyer sought

25 June 2018
The McGowan Government will continue to run Perth Motorplex for the next 12 months as it seeks a permanent operator to take on the facility.
  • The State Government will continue to operate Perth Motorplex for another 12 months
  • VenuesWest continues to seek private sector buyer for venue's long-term future.

Perth Motorplex aerial photo

The State Government's venues arm, VenuesWest, will continue to manage the facility and the process towards securing a suitable long-term buyer or operator for the venue.

The State Government believes engaging an operator from the private sector is the best option for Perth Motorplex's long-term sustainability.

VenuesWest has managed Perth Motorplex on behalf of the State Government since July 2016.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"We understand how important Perth Motorplex is to Western Australia's motor racing fans, participants and those whose livelihoods depend on the industry.

"Ultimately the State Government believes the venue will be best operated by the private sector in the long term.

"For the coming season while we seek out an appropriate private sector buyer or operator, the State Government is committed to ensuring quality motor racing can continue for the benefit of local fans and the industry."

Comment attributed to Kwinana MLA Roger Cook:

"The Perth Motorplex is an iconic part of the Kwinana community. I commend the McGowan Government for stepping up to ensure this important and popular local facility remains open, so it can continue to provide entertainment to the many Kwinana families who enjoy spending time there."