Tapawera motorsport park gets all clear

Last updated 12:58 23/04/2014

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A proposed regional motorsport park near Tapawera has the green light.

Adcock Properties owner Garry Adcock, driving the $26 million project, said the Environment Court had issued a consent order, which now meant the necessary resource management planning permission had been obtained.

"With this milestone achieved the flag has dropped and the park can become a reality," he said.

The venture, now known as the NZ Central Motorsports and Adventure Park, was granted earthworks and initial infrastructure consents mid-2012 but that was appealed by three neighbouring landowners and Nelson Forests. Those issues have now been addressed.

The 203-hectare site at Stanley Brook is 62 kilometres from central Nelson, located off the end of Olivers Rd.

Adcock hopes the site will offer a place for motorsports such as drag racing, motocross, sealed and off-road track racing, driver training and mountain biking, as well as adventure sports such as the luge.

"Over the next couple of months our society will put together a group of interested people to form a board that can focus on the best way to progress the establishment of the Motorsport and Adventure Park," he said.

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