• The Australian Motorsport Innovation Precinct (AMIP) spearheads the Australian Racing Drivers' Club's (ARDC) enablement strategy for racing, precision engineering and skills training
  • AMIP drives a unique, industry recognised High-Performance Technology and Motorsport (HPTM) cluster for Sydney and Australia, and strategically aligns with the Greater Sydney Parkland's Eastern Creek Motor Sports Precinct Final Masterplan
  • AMIP keeps the best and brightest talent in Western Sydney, providing a race academy HQ for rising Australian motorsport talent to successfully compete throughout Australia and worldwide 

Sydney: Australia's largest and most innovative motorsport organisation, the Australian Racing Drivers' Club, is proud to announce that it has received the Outstanding Innovation Project Award at last week's Boomtown! Gala Dinner.

The Boomtown! Project of the Year Awards were established by the prestigious Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue to acknowledge completed (or near completed) major projects over the previous 12 months that have, or will, significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of Greater Western Sydney.

The AMIP, dubbed Sydney's answer to Silverstone, is the $10 million trackside precinct at Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek driven by the ARDC with support and investment from the NSW Government.

Glenn Matthews, ARDC CEO, said the new precinct offered a unique environment for the industry, and this award was worthy recognition of the club's leadership in motorsport, inspired by its 71-year history, and driven further by its desire to create a lasting legacy for the future. 

"What's unique about AMIP is its trackside location within SMSP – undoubtedly Australia's busiest and most diverse permanent race facility. Where businesses, race teams and individuals can work alongside, and be inspired by, a smorgasbord of different car and bike events and experiences, race categories, teams and engineers.

"As one of Australia's major event destinations, Sydney Motorsport Park is home to some of Australia's biggest events and community activations – each offering enormous opportunities for consumer engagement," Mr. Matthews said.

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue's CEO, Adam Leto, was equally enthusiastic.  

"The AMIP precinct keeps the best and brightest talent in Western Sydney," Mr Leto said. 

"It's an important step for future innovators and bright sparks to get hands-on experience and help generate smart jobs in the region. The precinct will fuel Western Sydney's motorsport, engineering and manufacturing future."

The Australian Motorsport Innovation Precinct is located adjacent to the Brabham main straight at Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek in Western Sydney, less than 40 minutes from the CBD, and is one of the country's only racing facilities within a metro area.  


For press enquiries or further information, please contact: 

Kurt McGuiness – PRIMAL Storytelling
E: kurt@weareprimal.com.au
M: +61 413 135 334

Peter Larum – CMO - ARDC and Sydney Motorsport Park
E: peter@ardc.com.au
M: +61 419 732 029

Nicholas Rupolo – Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue 
E: nicholas@westernsydney.org.au
M: +61 468 921 230 

About the ARDC

Since 1952 the ARDC has been the premiere automotive racing body hosting high profile motorsport events across NSW (most notably Mount Panorama Bathurst from'63–'98) as well as managing many of NSW's leading motorsport circuits including Amaroo, and since 1996 Australia's Home of Motorsport, Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) at Eastern Creek, Sydney. 

The ARDC vision is to create a global leading venue for motorsport competitors and enthusiasts and to become the central home for motorsport in Australia. SMSP is a multipurpose venue that hosts more than 350,000 visitors per annum via 600+ events including the SUPERCARS Championships, World Time Attack, Shannons Nationals, NSW Motor Race Championships and multiple grassroots car and bike racing and experiences, auto manufacturer days including Audi, BMW, and Mercedes plus brand launches, community events, festivals and more. 

SMSP is a New South Wales Government venue. ARDC is a not-for-profit entity with
3,800+ members. For further information: www.ardc.com.au, www.sydneymotorsportpark.com.au

About the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue was established in 2015 as a way to shine a light on the key issues in the region, to spark and nurture a national conversation about the West and to help ensure it is better equipped to shape its future. Through the power of connecting the right people, we shape progress and effect positive social and economic change for a thriving Greater Western Sydney. For further information: www.westernsydney.org.au