Toyota to Build Vehicle Testing Track in Altona

A Toyota spokeswoman said at this stage there are no formal plans to make the facility available for public use by prospective car buyers.

A council spokeswoman said no objections were received against Toyota’s application, and that it expects to make a decision about the track and associated buildings once VicRoads provides its own feedback.

Toyota has owned the site since 2001.

General Motors Holden, one of Melbourne’s other major car manufacturers, has a much larger proving ground in Lang Lang, about 75 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Subaru has a compact testing track – moreso with inclines and twists – for prospective drivers to sample its all-wheel-drive cars, at Docklands.

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