Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Vailo Adelaide 500

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().19 October 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Premier has advised:

1. The Premier is provided regular updates in relation to the Adelaide 500. However, the SA Motor Sport Board function is to consider and investigate options that continue to improve the event and attract more attendees and visitors to South Australia.

2. Section 23 of the South Australian Motor Sport Act states:

(1) The Board must, in performing its functions—

(a) take all reasonable steps to consult with—

(i) any relevant council or any person having a right of occupation of land within a declared area; or

(ii) any person occupying land immediately adjacent to a declared area; or

(iii) any other person whose business or financial interests might, in the opinion of the Board, be adversely affected by the operations of the Board; and

(b) take into account and, to such extent as is reasonably consistent with the performance of its functions, give effect to any representations made by any such person.

(2) The duties imposed by subsection (1) do not give rise to any cause or right of action against or any liability in the Board.

3. I am advised that the SA Motor Sport Board did engage the Adelaide City Council in relation to this proposal.

(4) There are currently no plans to amend the South Australian Motor Sport Act.