The track in rural NSW Goulburn was hit hard by a Land and Environment Court ruling in July that effectively limited track activity to four days a month.
This followed a dispute with Goulburn Mulwaree Council over noise limits as part of a development plan submitted by track owner Benalla Automobile Club.
Given that Wakefield Park’s business model is based on track use, the ruling casts serious doubt on the viability of the venue under restrictions.
Now that the worst has been reached, the BAC confirmed today that all activities at Wakefield Park will cease from 1 September
“Our top priority It is an ongoing consultation and discussion with our committed and hardworking team of staff, who are the ones most affected by the shutdown of circuit operations,” said BAC General Manager Stephen Whyte.
“Unfortunately, we have Unable to meet current restrictions in c, we have no choice but to cease all activity on the track.
“A further impact will be an economic loss to Goulburn and surrounding communities. “
It is understood that BAC is working to secure special economic status for Wakefield Park so it can reopen in the future.
White confirmed that it has been working on Save
“We remain committed to Wakefield Park and we will continue to work with Goulburn Mulwaree Council and our stakeholders,” he said.
“We Aid from the NSW government is needed to find a way forward for Wakefield Park. “
Wakefield’s woes have left the entire state of NSW with only one operational permanent track – the state capital at Sydney Motorsport Park in the western suburbs.