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CITY OF PARRAMATTA LAUNCHES SUPPORT FOR VALVOLINE RACEWAY



The City of Parramatta, which has benefited enormously from the industry and the tourism directly provided by Parramatta City Raceway/Valvoline Raceway for 42 years has thrown its support behind the iconic Speedway remaining in its current Wentworth Street location.

The Council last evening passed a motion that supports the Speedway remaining where it was created and where it has remained for over four decades.

The motion that was carried is:

That the Lord Mayor write to the Premier Gladys Berejikilian, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee to advise council’s complete support for Valvoline Raceway to remain in its historic and present location.

And request that continuous updates be provided.

This is a wonderful show of support from The City of Parramatta and we are extremely grateful to have them in our literal and figurative corner!

One of our true champions in the City of Parramatta is Deputy Lord Mayor Michelle Garrard.

Michelle spoke passionately and with enormous conviction just minutes ago to the Council - it was truly an emotional and wonderful speech to her peers.

"I grew up in Granville. In the summer holidays when I was a little girl I could always hear the Speedway when I went to bed and that would make me so excited. It was always a wonderful time in my life that reminded me that it was school holidays, it was summer time and I could watch fireworks and the Speedway and go with my father," she said, amongst many other personal recollections.

Her father former Lord Mayor Paul Garrard was also one of our biggest supporters during his term.

Michelle Garrard was elected to City of Parramatta Council in September 2017.

Prior to joining Council, Michelle was a candidate in the 2012 Local Government elections and the 2015 State elections.

Michelle has a long history of involvement in her local community, participating in a wide range of volunteer and charity events locally, she remains an active volunteer in community-based organisations within the LGA.

Michelle is currently a Federal Employee for the past 15 years. She is also a Director on the Board of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce since 2016. A Forming member of Our Local Community Party which also have elected members on Cumberland Council.

Michelle is passionate about Parramatta and committed to helping make it the best place to live, work and visit. She believes local government must genuinely consult residents and listen to all its constituents and deliver services that help communities to thrive and prosper.

“I will continue my father’s former Lord Mayor Paul Garrard’s 43-year legacy,” Michelle said.

As a lifelong resident, Michelle lives locally, and her three children have all attended local schools.

We are proud and very grateful for the support of the City of Parramatta and Michelle in particular.

Thank you Michelle!



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