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Cycling WA Votes to Wind Up

On the weekend, the member clubs of Cycling WA passed a resolution to voluntarily wind up the Western Australian Cycling Federation (WACF), known as Cycling WA.

Over the past few months Cycling WA, WestCycle and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) have been working closely to develop a new governance and management model for road and track cycle sport in Western Australia.

Since September 2011, WestCycle has been operating as the peak industry representative organisation for cycling in Western Australia. WestCycle has employed Cycling WA staff who will continue to provide services which support the growth and development of road and track cycling in Western Australia.

A new governing body for road and track cycle sport in WA, called CycleSport WA, will be established. CycleSport WA will be responsible for setting the priorities, strategies and objectives for the sport. WestCycle will provide staff and support to achieve these objectives. The arrangement between CycleSport WA and WestCycle will be governed by a management agreement.

The new model ensures that Western Australian clubs continue to hold the future of road and track cycle sport in their own hands. CycleSport WA will be an independent organisation, accountable and elected by its member clubs.

The new arrangement is expected to bring about increased effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of services to the cycling community. Areas such as administration, IT, finance, shared human resources, advocacy, cycling facilities and high performance are just some of the areas where increased efficiencies are expected.

The model being pursued follows the recommendations of the Brown Report and Wood Report, aligning with what Cycling Australia is looking to achieve nationally.

Individual memberships to Cycling Australia and Cycling WA affiliated clubs will not change and there will be no additional costs to individual members.

We believe these changes will only enhance the already strong outlook for road and track cycling in Western Australia.

Cycling WA will constitutionally wind-up by 30 June 2014 with assistance from WestCycle.

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