February Start for Works at Rainbow Rises Events Centre

Published on 11 January 2023

Rainbow Rises Events Centre Pit Area Access Road Plan.JPG

Development of the new Rainbow Rises Events Centre is set to commence in February, with civil works contractors commencing construction of the new access road and pit area at the site.

A new 200m x 100m limestone base pit area will be created at the rear of the existing GrainCorp bunker on Rainbow Rises Road and will initially serve as a pit area for the staging of off-road racing events such as the ARB Big Desert 480 and the Rainbow Rises 240. This will provide event organisers with greater certainty for event delivery, with the GrainCorp site that is currently used only available on an ad hoc basis. The pit area will be accessed by a new limestone road with access just east of the GrainCorp Bunker on Rainbow Rises Road.

Additional development to be delivered as a part of this project includes various infrastructure for the staging of events including a small administrative building, kitchen / canteen, toilets and showers. Water supply will be connected, and a generator will be installed onsite to power the facility. 

It is expected that the Rainbow Rises Events Centre will become an invaluable community asset, capable of staging all manner of large-scale events in addition to the existing motorsport activities.

With additional future events set to attract even more visitors to Rainbow, this project will provide an important boost to the local economy. Further to this, with local contractors Mallee Earthmoving set to undertake the works and with the limestone material being sourced within the district as well, this will be a fantastic project for locals by locals.

The development of the Rainbow Rises Events Centre has been made possible with funding from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, Federal Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and Hindmarsh Shire Council.

If you would like further information regarding this project please contact Simon Landrigan, Project Coordinator, on (03) 5391 4444 or email slandrigan@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au.

Monica Revell
Acting Chief Executive Officer