THE news Rally Australia will pay a $13,000 invoice from Nambucca Shire Council for road repairs over and above normal maintenance on routes used in the World Rally Championships last year has been welcomed by general manager, Michael Coulter.
“The payment provides the good faith for us to continue to co-operate and support these events,” Mr Coulter said.
The funds will be used to grade gravel road sections and replace plastic guide posts.
Rally Australia’s senior executive officer Wayne Kenny said the response was in line with its policy as a responsible corporate citizen.
“We understand the council's need to meet its obligations and are happy to agree to its request after our event last September,” Mr Kenny said.
“We’re always alert to how the rally may affect the community and take the professional conduct of our world championship event very seriously.”
The rally, which closes shire roads for extended periods, showcases the region to a global television audience estimated at more than 68 million households.