Cardinia Motor Complex

Proposed Venue

Cardinia Motor Recreation and Education Park

Cardinia Motor Recreation and Education Complex is a proposed new $200 million racetrack in Pakenham, in the outer south-east suburbs of Melbourne.

Plans include a main 3.6km racing circuit plus a skid pan, kart track, and even a clay shooting range for firearms. The complex will be designed to host local, state, national and international events – for all sporting disciplines facilitated within the complex.

The Cardinia Motor Recreation and Education Park will be built just a few kilometres out of Pakenham and will contain a 70 room hotel, large pit facility ranging from one to four storeys in height, and a number of viewing and grandstand areas.

The FIA Grade 2 circuit is expected to host between five and ten motor racing events each year and can facilitate up to 60,000 people around the venue, the race circuit is large enough that it can be able to be split up into two smaller circuits.

Plans for the facility were approved in December 2019 and it is expected to open within two years.

The facility will see three major motorsport tracks within a two-hour drive, with Phillip Island an hour to the south and Sandown about 30 minutes to the north-west, however with the future of Sandown in doubt, the new Cardinia Motor Complex may play an important part of Melbourne's future of motorsport.

Cardinia Motor Recreation and Education Park

Location
Status
Proposed  
Capacity
60,000  
Proposed Sports
Motorsport  
Proposed Tennants
 

STADIUMS

AUS CAPITAL TERRITORY Canberra
NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney Newcastle
NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin
QUEENSLAND Brisbane Gold Coast
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide
TASMANIA Hobart Launceston
VICTORIA Melbourne Geelong
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Perth
NEW ZEALAND Wellington Auckland

SPORT

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GOLF HORSE RACING MOTOR SPORT NETBALL TENNIS OTHER SPORTS

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