Going, going, gone: Marshall’s Adelaide 500 fire sale

The Marshall Liberal Government has either given away or sold Adelaide 500 merchandise and infrastructure – with largescale items like the pit building and shade structures getting flogged off in a fire sale auction within the next week. 

South Australian Tourism Commission executive director made the revelation yesterday, when appearing before a parliamentary committee. 

The committee heard Mason Gray Strange auctions was appointed as the auctioneer, SA Tourism Commission saying:  

There is obviously a significant amount of assets for sale...such as the pit building, shade structures, track infrastructure and operational infrastructure, and we expect those items to be public within the next week for sale.” 

This rush to sell infrastructure appears a blatant attempt by the Marshall Liberal Government to curb SA Labor’s commitment to bring back the Adelaide 500, with the March 2022 election only 193 days away. 

The 2019 Adelaide 500 event delivered an economic impact of $45.9 million, attracted a crowd of 254,000 and generated 14,200 interstate visitors. 
  
Labor has reached an agreement with Supercars Australia to bring back the Adelaide 500 to the streets of Adelaide, driving economic and tourism growth. 

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison 

South Australians have a choice at the next election, between Peter Malinauskas and Labor who will bring back the Adelaide 500 – and Steven Marshall who axed it. 

It’s clear Steven Marshall is trying his hardest to sabotage that choice. 

This is an act of vandalism for Steven Marshall to try and flog-off these assets so close to the next State Election. 

His attempts to curb our commitment will not work, Labor is committed to bringing this race back.