Locals reject proposed Lockyer Valley motocross track

NO WAY: Residents neighbouring a proposed motocross training facility at Adare, including Paula Gray, Natalie Duffield and Kym Nicholson, have voiced their objections to the project.
NO WAY: Residents neighbouring a proposed motocross training facility at Adare, including Paula Gray, Natalie Duffield and Kym Nicholson, have voiced their objections to the project.

"WE were here first."

Those are the words of Adare locals who are opposing a proposed motocross training facility along Adare Rd.

Last week adjoining properties to the 284 hectare block received letters from Development Signs Australia advising them of the proposed development which, when completed, could have 200 motorbikes on five tracks operating six days a week.

Resident Paula Gray said while many would presume the land was in "the middle of nowhere" it was just six minutes from town.

"We are very concerned about the noise and the dust, the noise is going to be horrendous in town," she said.

"Our biggest concern is the human safety as well as wildlife safety; there is only one road in and one road out.

"And I don't see how there is going to be any financial benefit to the town."

The development staging plan detailed that the facility would be running Tuesday to Friday from 4-9pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm, with occasion weekend events running to 9pm.

Adjoining property owner Kym Nicholson has lived in the area for 10 years and chose to make the move to Adare because of the peace and quiet.

"We purchased this land for the lifestyle, to raise our kids without the hustle and bustle," Mrs Nicholson said.

She said when she received her letter she was shocked, because it was the first she had heard of the development, despite the letter informing her she had been consulted by council and the developer.

Resident Natalie Duffield questioned why another motocross facility was needed, as there were already six other similar facilities within one and half hours distance from Gatton.

The letter residents received advised them to "direct all queries regarding the subject development to the relevant local council".

Despite this, Lockyer Valley Regional Council was unable to advise the Gatton Star on any project details.

A council spokesperson said they could confirm council had received a development application which was currently in the public notification period.

"Council is still yet to gather all of the required information to properly assess the application and this will happen early in the New Year after the public notification period closes on December 18," the spokesperson said.

"No report has been presented before council and this will also happen in the new year."

Residents are holding a public meeting about the development this Friday night. If you would like to attend, phone Natalie on 0408 789 010.

Topics:  adare lockyer valley lockyer valley regional council motocross training facility

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