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Kwinana Requatic Centre
Date 18/Mar/08
11 Riders Ali, Boy Blunder, brett, Fin, Fiona, Jason, Neil, Pretz, Scot, TigeR, Val
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Report by Jason.
A public hearing was held at the Kwinana Requatic Centre on Tuesday March 18 at 7.30pm. 77 riders turned up with the Crusty Quinns was well represented with 8 riders, TigeR, Fiona, Scott, Brett, Boy Blunda, Neil, Jason and Pretz.

The Public Hearing gave everyone the opportunity to have their say about why the facility should - or should not - be permanently closed. Speakers included Steve Pretzel (RTRA President), Jeremy Connor (RTRA Vice President), Damon Neaves (RTRA Board Member) as well as local businessman Chris Cameron from Honda Country and Keith Satie from ARG Railways.

Many riders also took the opportunity to make direct submissions to the Off Road Vehicle Advisory Committee, explaining why the Thomas Rd facility was necessary to give local riders a safe, legal place to ride and somewhere legal to take their kids.

It was convened by the Off Road Vehicle Advisory Committee who took away a clear message that riders desperately need an Off Road riding facility in the southern suburbs. The Kwinana ORV area is the only one South of the River. See report here.

All in all it was a very informative night and I am certainly glad I made the effort to get along and have my say. These areas are a vital place for non registerable bikes to be riden in a safe, well managed area. I personally am in the process of upgrading my bike to a WR and obtaining a licence so I can ride with the CQ's. Until then I can not legally ride my YZ anywhere SOR and with my kids. Also they are not interested in Motocross or T&E at this point, so areas like this are vital for their learning and development in the sport. Let hope the area re-opens on 1st July 2008.

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