Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall congratulates Moree Motorcycle Club committee member and former president Peter Taylor on securing more than $6,000 from the NSW Government to upgrade the club’s canteen.
Monday, 8 May 2017
RIDERS at Moree’s renowned Boolooroo Motocross track will fear for their food no longer, with a $6,155 State Government grant securing the future of the canteen.
The existing canteen consists of two 40-foot shipping containers – but inadequate flooring had the club concerned it would run afoul of health code requirements.
Former club president Peter Taylor said losing the canteen would have been disastrous.
“It’s our primary source of income and we weren’t able to afford the necessary upgrades,” Mr Taylor said.
“We were worried that the canteen may have been closed by a health inspector. This funding will pay most of the capital costs to do the work required to keep it open.”
The funding will pay for health-code compliant linoleum flooring to be installed across the canteen, ensuring it passes Australian standards.
In announcing the grant, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the track was an important part of the Australian Motocross circuit – and needed to be outfitted properly.
“Moree’s motocross track is widely regarded as one of the finest in Australia – taking home the honour for ‘Australia’s best track’ twice running just a few years ago,” Mr Marshall said.
“That’s thanks to the dedicated work of club leadership and members, but can’t happen without a steady stream of funding. These upgrades to the canteen will ensure it’s up to the high standard of the track and will continue financially supporting the club.”
As well as local club days, the event regularly hosts events on the national circuit.
“The clubs going very well – we’re getting slight increase in riders. We’ve got riders from Roma, Toowoomba and Tamworth to race there, and we’re seeing lots of new riders this year,” Mr Taylor said.
“We want to ensure the canteen operates, because the facility is 8km out of town – and we can serve people breakfast, lunch and everything in between.”