Avalon Airport set to become home of Victorian Motorsport

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Avalon Airport set to become home of Victorian Motorsport

Avalon Airport, just 20 minutes from Geelong and 45 from Melbourne, has been selected as the preferred site for Victoria’s proposed new Home of Motorsport.

Start your engines folks, Motorsport in Victoria is on track to shift into a new era, with the Avalon Airport Precinct named as the site of the state’s proposed Home of Motorsport.

Announced by the Victorian State Government, the 150ha plot at Avalon has been earmarked for the new home of an elite multipurpose motorsport precinct, alongside a $1.6 million Labor Government investment that will help with the design and planning of Victoria’s Home of Motorsport.

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Motorsport in Victoria supports more than 4,300 jobs and the number of events each year can top 1,000, including international drawcards such as the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Potential proponents will be asked to demonstrate how the Home of Motorsport could deliver key aims including growing participation, boosting jobs, providing educational links and enhancing Victoria’s renowned major events standing.


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The design and planning phase will consider the best track configuration which could cater for uses ranging from test days and grassroots competition to elite events.

A new Home of Motorsport is listed as a priority in the recently announced 2022-32 Victorian Motorsport Infrastructure and Participation Strategy, which will help to sustain the high number of motorsport events held in Victoria from grassroots to elite level.

Victoria accounted for more than 22 per cent of all four-wheeled motorsport participation across Australia in 2019.

The proposed Home of Motorsport will help support regional Victoria to host more high-octane major events which includes the recent Australian International Airshow 2023.

“Motorsport is a great Victorian passion and pastime for many, and it also supports thousands of jobs and delivers significant economic benefits to our state,” says Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos.

“A Home of Motorsport at Avalon would inspire and encourage the development of up-and-coming drivers in their efforts to become household names like local heroes Oscar Piastri and Cameron Waters.”

Currently, Victoria hosts the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, and the Sandown 500 for Supercars.

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