OHS Act 2004 - 21 (2) e “Duties of employers to employees … (e)provide such information, instruction, training or supervision to employees of the employer as is necessary to enable those…read more
Child’s death leads to suspension of junior drag racing in Western Australia
The Western Australian Government has moved to suspend junior drag racing in Western Australia pending the outcome of a Police investigation into the death of an eight-year-old girl who was killed driving her junior dragster at Perth's Kwinana Motorplex.
Anita Board died when her dragster careened into a concrete barrier at the venue in Perth's south on Saturday.
Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today announced that junior drag racing at the VenuesWest-managed facility - the only venue in Western Australia where drag racing is held - would be halted until an investigation into the nature of the accident is completed.
In a statement, Minister Murray advised “the suspension of this category of motorsport activity allows for a full investigation to be carried out into the nature of the accident.
"The State Government will wait until the details of the accident are clear following the investigation before taking any further action."
Anita turned eight on Thursday, the minimum age at which the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) allows children to compete.
ANDRA’s regulations require that racers aged between eight and 10 must not exceed 96km/h.
In a statement, ANDRA advised that the “Association is deeply saddened to confirm the passing of Junior Dragster competitor Anita Board following an on track incident during an event held at the Perth Motorplex on the 11th of November.
“Everyone at the Australian National Drag Racing Association extends its sincere and deepest condolences to Anita’s family, friends and the wider drag racing community at this tragic time.
“ANDRA will continue to work with VenuesWest and continue to assist police with their investigations while supporting Anita’s family, and ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this tragic time.”
ANDRA WA Division Director Terry Jongen advised media that more than 100 children aged between eight and 17 hold junior drag racing licences in Australia, and many more compete regularly overseas.
Image: Eight-year-old Anita Board died in her dragster at Perth’s Kwinana Motorplex. Courtesy: Facebook/Ian J Board.
2nd August 2017 - VENUESWEST WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
3rd April 2017 - PERTH MOTOR RACING VENUE TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS TO MID 2018
18th September 2016 - GROWING DEMAND FOR ACCESS TO MOTOR SPORT FACILTIES
26th November 2014 - CAMS REVEALS MOTOR SPORT CONTRIBUTES $2.7 BILLION TO THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY
8th November 2013 - REPORT RECOMMENDS FUTURE HOME FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…read more
Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
An integrated mobile wallet solution that enables effective customer acquisition and strong engagement through the creation of digital passes and campaigns according to a pass, profile and location,…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!