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North Queensland's Driver Education
and Motorsport Precinct

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3 February 2016


THE  DriveIt NQ motorsport precinct is at the centre of an election debate, with mayoral candidate Jayne Arlett calling for savings from another project to go towards the facility.

However, Mayor Jenny Hill said the $3 million in savings from the Dalrymple Rd upgrade was not the council’s to give away.

Formerly known as DECAMAG, DriveIt NQ would combine a motorsport precinct and driver training facility near Calcium, southwest of Townsville.

Ms Arlett said she hoped the savings could be used as seed funding to attract Federal and State government grants.

“We can commit the savings from one vital project and put them into another without borrowing more,” Ms Arlett said. “It’s important to note this is money we can give that has no burden on ratepayers, it’s already there … let’s put it to good use.”

Cr Hill said proponents for DriveIt NQ would need to speak with the Federal Government about using the leftover funds and took aim at her rival. 

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2 February 2016


Jayne Arlett released a statement outlining her intention to allocate $3 million to the Drive It NQ precinct.

"With up to $3 million in savings from the Dalrymple Rd project, we need to ensure those funds will stay in our community to fund projects like the Drive It NQ precinct," says Ms. Arlett. "We can commit the savings from one vital project and put them into another without borrowing more. Why give funds back to the south when we can use them here in Townsville to generate projects and jobs. It's one thing to sign a lease, it's another thing to come up with the best business plan to save our rate-payers money, generate employment and cut the red tape on a project that's been sitting on the shelf for over 10 years".


15 December 2015


TOWNSVILLE shopping centres are going to great lengths to combat Christmas car park chaos, employing traffic management staff, busing staff to work and offering valet parking services....  $2 from each customer would be donated to Drive It NQ – which is devoted to the establishment of a motor sport precinct and driver education centre.


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