Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Who owns the motorcycle facility?
- Where can I find information about the planning approval?
- How long has the facility been operating?
- Can the 1974 approval be revoked?
- Can Council change the 1974 approval?
- Did Motoland Pty Ltd get council approval for the new track work and racing every weekend?
- Why was there no community consultation on the change in land use?
- Can Council place additional noise, dust and other restrictions on the land use?
- Why isn’t an Entertainment Venue Licence required under a Local Law?
- Does Motoland Pty Ltd have a liquor licence and security staff?
- Is the vegetation on the site identified as Koala Habitat protected under the Planning Regulation?
- Has Council met with Motoland to discuss it’s impacts on residents?
- When did Council receive complaints about the use?
- What has Council done in response to these complaints?
What happens next?
Council is monitoring the operation of the track to achieve compliance with the above. This has been further complicated recently owing to the flood event.
It is expected that the EPO is to be complied with. We are monitoring and responding to complaints regarding the EPO. If there is evidence of a breach, we will determine the appropriate action to enforce a correction.
It is also expected that as more information becomes available, there may be a need to either modify or issue a new EPO. For example, if noise or dust monitoring reveals issues that need to be addressed, the best way to address these issues may be with the issuing of a revised EPO.
What do we need from the community:
It is clear that there is a level of frustration regarding the impacts of this activity. Council officers are committed to getting the best outcome possible for the residents and the operator of the facility.
What do I do if I experience a problem or a think that the EPO has been breached?
If you believe that there is an issue, please contact us on 3810 6666 or email email@example.com.
If you feel that there has been a breach of the EPO, please also contact Council. It is important to note that in order for there to be formal compliance action taken, a breach is to occur and evidence of the breach has to be collected by an appropriately qualified officer. It is therefore important to contact Council for these issues.
What if there is a breach on a weekend?
The council number (3810 6666) still works outside of standard business hours, and enables you to lodge a complaint. Officers will respond outside of hours, especially if there are emergent issues. Council officers are also planning to monitor the site and do regular compliance checks. Warning will not be given for when this monitoring is to occur.