V8 Supercars ignore community and local council concerns about Newcastle 500 track

Monday, March 20, 2017

The NSW Government's desperation to deliver the Newcastle V8 Supercar race in November this year has emboldened race organisers to ignore serious community and local council concerns about the track route and suitability of the event, according to Greens MP Justin Field.

Recent media reports reveal race organisers have rejected a Newcastle Council proposal to redraw the Supercar track route to avoid the East End section of the track, citing 'safety' issues with the proposed alternate route along Shortland Esplanade.