AUSTRALIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Motorcycling Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Joe McCarthy has announced on motorcyclingwa.org.au website that MWA will be returning state-owned facility rider levy monies to its clubs.
“The levy was proposed at board level and then voted on and accepted by council in late 2012 and was implemented in 2013. The reasoning behind the levy was to future proof the sport and for the state to own a facility that all disciplines could use. Times have changed, we are now in 2018, and our focus as the state association is on our members, which includes our clubs.
We do not see it is our long-term focus to own and run a facility; instead, it is our job to assist our clubs in development, advocacy and long-term planning of their own club facilities. Due to this is the change in strategic direction we will be returning the rider facility levy to all our clubs in the next 1-2 months.
Each club will receive a form stating the share of the return which has been calculated based on an equal percentage of the investment into the state facility fund.
The levy was a standout issue in the recent review of MWA services, as an organisation, we will continue to listen to our members and work towards building stronger relationships with our clubs.
The clubs can invest the money in any capacity they see fit, and we look forward to seeing how the returned monies will benefit the clubs and more importantly their members.” MWA CEO Joe McCarthy.