OFFICIAL RELEASE: Speedy payment of Blacktown City Council rates could win a lucky ratepayer a speedy experience.

The major prize in this year’s Council’s Ratepayers’ Reward Program is a high speed driving experience at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.

“The entire ratepayer rewards package is spectacular, and includes some pretty exciting and entertaining prizes,” said the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.

“This year’s rates will be spent to bring some compassion back to council, as well as bringing down our maintenance backlog and providing the standard services that ratepayers expect.

“Once Council budgets primarily focused on roads and rubbish, but the community expects – rightly – that we should do more than this as well as give something back.

“This year’s budget has a series of provisions that make life a little easier for pensioners and facilities that faced closure some time ago are being continued as a result of strong ratepayer demand.

“Council has listened, learnt and acted,” Mayor Bali said.

To be eligible to go into the draw for prizes, Blacktown ratepayers must pay their rates in full by 31 August, 2015 and the winners are chosen by random selection.

The prizes will be awarded in September, with first prize being a Sydney Motorsport Park Turbo Pass valued at over $3,600! The 12 months of truly exhilarating SMSP Motorsport experiences includes a V8 Race “Drive and Ride” Experience for two, a two lap “2-Up” SMPSP Motorcycle Ride experience for two, a six lap drive in the SMSP Ferrari F430, six adult ARDC Enthusiast Annual Memberships and a Drive Aware – stage 1 course for a family of four.

Terms & Conditions. All “SMSP TURBO PASS” prize components must be claimed & used within 12 months of the prize draw or will lapse. Various dates & times for each motorsport experience will be provided but are strictly subject to track availabilities and the relevant terms and conditions of each individual provider which may or may not include age or other restrictions for motorsport participants. Total prize value $3655 based on RRP as at May 2015. Approximate breakdowns + Two (2) x Fastrack V8 Race “Drive and Ride” Experiences @ $890 + One (1) 6 Lap SMSP Ferrari F430 Drive & Ride @ $895 + Family Drive Aware – Stage 1 Course for 2 adults & 2 children with licences) @ $1000 total + Two (2)x SMSP Ride Days 2 Lap “2-Up” SMSP Motorcycle Ride experience @ $360 value + Six (6) Adult ARDC Enthusiast Annual Memberships @ $85 ea or $510 total). Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes may be transferable to friends/family of the prize winner under the same general Terms & Conditions subject to ARDC approval.