2021 state election | WA Labor promise Bunbury Motorcycle Club permanent lights

With a long lasting passion for the motocross sport, Bunbury Motorcycle Club president Aaron Chircop is determined to see it reach its full potential.

Chircop began riding at the club which is run out of Scrubland Park motocross track in 1990 when he was the ripe young age of 10.

He said he loved the people and once you start you can't stop.

"Nearly everyone here has been part of the club the whole time," Chircop said.

Since becoming president of the club two years ago, Chircop said they had done a fair bit of improvement, including re-doing the reticulation on the track, a new bore and new kitchen.

Now he has his sights set on new outdoor lighting.

"Once we get the lights we will be able to start up Saturday night racing and get more people watching and then hopefully more members," he said.

"Our whole plan is to have the lights generate more money for the club and then we can drop our membership prices and then more people will join."

Chircop said the club has about 200-250 members and Motocycle WA has recently allowed clubs to hold ride park days which allows people to come along who don't have a license or membership to try out the track in a safe way.

He said a lot of children were getting hurt riding out in the bush, so he always encourages them to come to the track.

Bunbury MLA and Labor candidate Don Punch was hearing similar troubles from residents complaining about the amount of young ones riding in scrubland near residential suburbs.

"But then the kids were saying there was no where safe for them to ride, so this venue provides that," he said.

"They can enjoy the camaraderie, be part of a group and learn how to ride safely and legally."

As part of the March 13 state election campaign, Mr Punch has promised to fund $80,000 for the club to install the outdoor lights.

"Bunbury will be home to the only night time motocross track in WA under a re-elected McGowan Government," he said.

"The unique opportunities offered by night time fixtures will bring new riders and new competition to Bunbury.

"Night motocross racing will contribute to sports tourism in Bunbury and attract new visitors to our city.

"The installation of permanent lighting at Scrubland Park motocross track will deliver social and economic benefits to our community.

"The Bunbury Motorcycle Club are doing a tremendous job growing their sport and creating the next generation of safe, responsible riders, so I am really pleased I am able to make this election commitment as a member of Premier Mark McGowan's team."