After a phenomenal show of support from the Griffith community, progress is underway to organise a burnout pad for the area.
Narrandera Council member Tracey Lewis said plans are beginning to take place.
“Narrandera is been in the process of planning and investigating the possibility of constructing a burnout pad for the Narrandera area,” she said.
While the idea has yet to take root in Griffith, there is now a new possibility: joining forces with Narrandera for a pad close to both towns.
Cr Lewis has said if there was to be a burnout pad in Narrandera, they would be happy to liaise with Griffith.
“At this stage, it is just local community member driven initiative and not a council initiative, but we will see where we go in the future.”
Griffith resident Wayne Patten has been determined to establish support for the idea in Griffith, and despite several knock backs continues to push for a pad.
“I approached several places in Griffith however it seems impractical at this stage for some of them, which is a shame because there has been an overwhelming show of support for the burnout pad in Griffith, and it would definitely bring a lot to the town,” Mr Patten said.
Mr Patten is more than happy to consider a collaboration with Narrandera, and has spoken to several prominent members of the Narrandera community.
“I’ve been speaking to Debbie Myers from Narrandera, who has been planning the same thing.”
“Debbie is pretty much burnout royalty, her and her partner is the one who messaged me years ago. She was happy to help, so I thought I’d be happy if they had a pad for Narrandera, just as long as we’d be able to do charitable work as well.”
“It’s not that far to Narrandera, and if we can get Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera and possibly Wagga, whose burnout pad closed down years ago, if we can get the whole four of us together, we should be able to get something somewhere.”
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