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Wyaralong Trail Bike Facility

Queensland Moto Park open to SEQ's 230,000 trail bike riders

Queensland Moto Park was officially opened by Council of Mayors (SEQ) Chairman Graham Quirk and Minister for Sport Phil Reeves on 18 December 2011.

For further information on Queensland Moto Park, including pricing, opening times and bookings, please visit www.qldmotopark.com.au.

Also visit Motorcycling Queensland for additional information.

Progress Update - August 2011

Construction works on the intersection of Beaudesert-Boonah Road and the Facility access road are almost complete. The works commenced in March 2011.

   
The intersection of the Beaudesert-Boonah Road and the new Facility access road  The Facility access road, looking towards the Beaudesert-Boonah Road

 

The provision of electricity and telecommunication services to the site is underway. Negotiations are also occurring with the relevant authorities to confirm water supply.

   
The Facility access road, looking towards the Facility. Electricity poles are in place. Teviot Brook at Lilybrook, which may provide access for water. 

 

The Facility Operator, Motorcycling Queensland, have appointed a Project Manager to oversee on-site development.  Some trail and track development has already occurred, and further works are expected to take a couple of months. 

It is anticipated that the Facility will be open in late 2011.  Further information is available in the FAQ section, and updates will be available as development of the site progresses.

 

About Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility

In November 2009, the State Government announced that a site at Wyaralong, near Beaudesert, had been identified as a preferred site for the establishment of a regional trail bike facility. This facility aims to offer a safe and legal site for the 230,000 trail bike riders across SEQ. 

The Queensland Government’s final State Planning Regulatory Provision has been made and took effect from 15 October 2010.  This planning document will ensure that the Facility will manage the amenity impacts on local community whilst providing an exciting experience for riders.  Issues such as noise, environmental management, traffic and emergency access are managed appropriately through this planning document. 

View the State Planning Regulatory Provision for Wyaralong.

 

 

 

Engagement of Facility Operator

The Council of Mayors (SEQ), in coordination with the State Government, undertook an extensive nation-wide expression of interest process in 2010 to identify a preferred operator for the Facility.  Over twenty people registered interest in the project and attended an industry briefing.  There were three respondents to the EOI, with a preferred operator identified after a detailed assessment. The terms of the lease (20 years) and the development of a Master Plan were negotiated with the preferred operator.

The preferred operator, a consortium led by Motorcycling Queensland (MQ), was announced in February 2011 (read the media release). The consortium also includes Ray Buchanan’s Australian Dirt Biking Adventures and Crusty Demon Matt Schubring and Steve Sommerfeld’s company Invert Management and Moto Solutions.

  

Site Development & Master Plan 

The Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility Master Plan was released on 20 February 2011. View the Master Plan.

On-site development will occur in accordance with the Master Plan and an agreed Infrastructure Plan. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility going to open?

The Facility will open once the first stage of on-site development is finalised and the necessary access and safety processes are in place.  It is expected that the Facility will be open to the public before the end of 2011. 

There have been some special one-off events held at the site while development occurs, including a trail ride day in March 2011 to undertake real-time acoustic testing, and some KTM and Husaberg Demo/Ride Days in July/August 2011.

For information on one-off events that may be occurring at the Facility prior to its public opening, please contact the Operator, Motorcycling Queensland, on telephone: (07) 3281 2255 or email: info@mqld.org.au

 

How much will it cost to use the Facility?

Pricing of the Facility will be family-friendly, with discounts for residents from contributing SEQ council areas ( residents from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Redland, Logan and Ipswich City Councils and Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils will receive discounts).  Riders that do not hold a Motorcycling Queensland licence may be required to pay a small extra cost for a single use recreational license for insurance cover while riding at the Facility.  Once the prices have been finalised, they will be announced on this website.

 

What is going to be at the Facility?

When fully constructed, the site will contain constructed tracks – junior motocross, natural terrain motocross, supercross and freestyle motocross, recreational trails across the balance of the site (except for northern section), observed trials areas, camping facilities, day use facilities, spectator areas and management/operational facilities (including a caretakers’ residence). 

The work will be done in a number of stages. The first stage, expected to open by the end of 2011, is likely to include some of the constructed tracks, amenity blocks, car parking areas, an office and a kiosk.

 

Where can I get more information? 

Check for regular updates on this website.  You can also read the brochure produced by the Council of Mayors (SEQ) in January 2011 to provide information to the community and stakeholders on the Facility. View the Wyaralong Regional Trail Bike Facility Brochure.

For information on one-off events that may be occurring at the Facility prior to its public opening, please contact the Operator, Motorcycling Queensland, on telephone: (07) 3281 2255 or email: info@mqld.org.au