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Auckland's Price Road Motocross Track gets the green light

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Carl has long been waiting on the Auckland SuperCity to build and run a Motocross Track at Colin Dale Park on 10 acres at Price’s Road, Puhinui - just 10 minutes south/east of the Auckland International Airport.

The original deal was done with Manukau City but the Resource Consent has been held up due to the 8 Council’s merger into one SuperCity. 
Other sports in the assigned park are KartSport, BMX, Off-Road Racing, Jet Sprinting and Radio Controlled vehicles. 

As a background, Colin Dale was a long-serving Manukau City Manager and in 2003 he and the then Mayor Sir Barry Curtis ear-marked the $4 million plus plus purchase as a dedicated motorsport venue.

This year it got going again, including Resource Consent and sub-leases to approved operators. Then SuperCity Mayor Len Brown, put all 'special projects' on hold when the budget pressures came on.  

In steps
the Otara-Papatoetoe Board who has released the funding to
call for immediate tenders for the basic earthworks and infrastructure.

This is all good news for Motocross and Carl, himself a skilled track builder with all the right earthmoving equipment, will ultimately have a 7 days a week facility. 

The KartSport site is where Ardmore MX's John Cobb ran a hugely successful 'open terrain' event several years ago. Kartsport  have big plans and importantly, the funds to build a multi-track complex of a 1500m main track, a second 800m club track and a 600m hire kart track, each able to run independently of the other at the same time.