New trailer drives benefits for Oakey Motorsport Club

11 May 2015

The Oakey Motorsport Club will unveil a brand new administration trailer at this weekend’s New Hope Oakey Street Sprints.

Thanks to support from New Hope’s New Acland Community Investment Fund, the club was able to purchase and fit-out an administration trailer to assist race officials during events.

The eight metre long trailer has two windows on one side for administration staff to talk to race car drivers, while the other side has space for timing officials.

Club member Neil Mcleod said the trailer would provide great benefit to the club and its events.

“This really is the best thing that has ever happened to our club,” he said.

“At previous events, we’ve had to bring in demountable buildings for the admin staff and the timing officials with people running back and forth between them.

“With this new trailer, we can keep all the computers and gear in the same place, and lock it up at night so it’s ready to go the next day.”

Mr Mcleod said the trailer would also be available for other community groups to use, with interest already received from Oakey State High School and groups organising other motoring events in the region.

The New Acland Community Investment Fund assists not-for-profit community groups and organisations to develop long-term outcomes for communities around the New Acland Coal Mine.

Not-for-profit groups and organisations within the Toowoomba Regional Council area are eligible to apply for grants of $10,000 or more under the fund.

New Acland General Manager Andrew McDonald said applications to the fund are assessed by the New Acland Community Reference Group (CRG).

“CRG members, who represent a broad cross section of community interests in the area surrounding the New Acland Coal Mine, assess applications and make recommendations to the New Hope Group on appropriate community initiatives to support,” he said.