Mr MERTON: My question is directed to the Premier. In line with your Government's repeated promise to provide a site acceptable to the drag-racing community at Eastern Creek, why are New South Wales championship drag racers forced to travel to Victoria or Queensland to participate in their sport, which has the potential to generate 1,000 jobs and $40 million a year for the Western Sydney economy?
Mr CARR: The Minister for Sport has announced that the Government intends to open tenders for a privately funded drag-racing strip at Eastern Creek Raceway. Drag-racing enthusiasts want that to happen. They want a drag strip in Western Sydney. The Minister has comprehensively outlined a proposal under which that will happen.