Opening the doors
A 15,000 square meter training range at the Tullamarine site in Melbourne’s north opens its doors. This facility was based on Honda’s highly successful Suzuka Traffic Education Centre in Japan. Honda’s decision to establish HART in Australia is a reflection of the companies’ international commitment to doing a great deal more than just manufacturing and marketing motorcycles.
Expansion into NSW
In 1999 HART expanded into other Australian states. A HART centre associated with Honda Motor Vehicles and Driver Training was established at St Ives, New South Wales. The facilities were built at the original NSW Police Driver Training Centre and was opened by NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Mr. Tsutomu Umerno on 18 November 1999.