Council applies for funding for motorsports complex

GLADSTONE Regional Council is on the hunt for $600,000 in federal funding to help develop the CQ Benaraby Motorsports Complex.

It has endorsed an application to seek the government funds, with Mayor Gail Sellers saying the council had prepared submissions for the National Stronger Regions Fund.

The funds would be used for the next stage of development for a driver education facility at the complex.

"Council, in its Budget 2015/16, allocated $150,000 for further development of this regional Benaraby motorsports facility and needs $600,000 to assist in getting the next phase of development completed," Cr Sellers said.

"Funding for the project would provide council with valuable financial assistance to further progress this community project.

"The NSRF assists social and economic development in regional communities by providing funds for priority projects."

Cr Sellers said the driver education facility would create a centre to train and educate regional drivers.

If successful the council should know by December.



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