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Dianella BMX Facility concept plans open for public comment

06 February 2020

Dianella is getting closer to a BMX revolution with concept plans for a brand new facility now open for public comment. The proposed facility is to be located within the natural terrain of the Dianella Regional Open Space and will be developed in a staged approach.

The first stage will include a pump track, viewing space and support infrastructure such as a shelter, drinking fountain and bike racks while Stage Two will include a jump track and skills trail.

The City of Stirling’s Skate and BMX Facility Strategy has identified a steady increase in both boys and girls participating in wheel based activities such as bike riding, scootering and skateboarding and the City continues to receive requests for access to more diverse recreational amenities such as BMX to keep kids active

The plans have been prepared by the City’s consultant Common Ground and takes into consideration initial community feedback received in 2018 which was overwhelmingly supportive of the proposed facility progressing. The City is seeking feedback from the community on the concept plans and is particularly interested to hear from young people about the proposal.

Mayor Mark Irwin believes this project will help connect young people in the community.

“Skate and BMX parks that are designed well provide valuable face-to-face connections for a very important and sometimes isolated demographic in our community. We have seen the advantages of this in Scarborough and looking forward to providing Dianella with those same benefits”.

“One quarter of Stirling’s population is between the ages of 5-24 and our strategy has identified that a facility such as this will create an active and vibrant City while contributing to the health and wellbeing of residents,” Mayor Irwin said.

Information on the project can be found on the City’s Your Say page at www.stirling.wa.gov.au/bmx as well as the chance to view the plans and complete an online survey. An information session will be held onsite at the Stirling Community Centres - Jim Satchell - Dianella (Off Light Street) at Dianella Regional Open Space on Wednesday 19 February 2020 with community members able to drop into the session any time between 5pm and 7pm.

Formal consultation for this stage of the project ends 8 March 2020.

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