Motorsport Mecca Project

Name and background of
applicant / developer
Private sector and the Mossel Bay
Core focus sector Manufacturing / Business / Construction / Tourism
Total project investment
ZAR50 million
Sources of funding
Private investors, various sporting codes and Municipality for Infrastructure
Possible incentives available
Incentives as per incentives policy
Project status Draft layout, the environmental authorisation process
Partnerships Motor sporting codes, recommendations from investors
Full contact details of project lead Gwynne Harding, +27 44 606-5000;
Potential jobs created

Mossel Bay Municipality is in the process to obtain approval for a Motorsport Mecca facility located in the Mossdustria area. The Mecca facility is intended for regional, provincial and national enthusiastic motorsport fans. The main aim of the Mecca is to attract fanatic motorsport fans to enjoy different sporting codes such as 4×4, spinning and drifting, drag strip and oval track. This will attract many spectators in town thereby boosting the economy and tourism of the town. The facility will also have about 80 double-storey workshops with a large turning circle for heavy vehicles, with the opportunity for owners to kit out their workshop units to their needs. Plenty of parking spaces, a variety of retail spaces and kiosks, medical and security facilities as well as pit areas designated for each of the respective sporting codes are envisaged. The Municipality already commenced with draft layout plans, environmental authorisation processes and putting together the costing model. The proposed management model is that the Municipality will avail land of about 30 hectares on a long term lease to a non-profit company, representatives of various sport codes and provide certain bulk services, while the various motorsport codes will erect and operate their respective facilities.