Contractors have now been engaged to build the Pump Track for the new BMX park at Dianella Regional Open Space; the first stage of the project.
Located at the northern corner of the reserve at the corner of Alexander Drive and Light Street, the stages of the $630,000 BMX facility will include:
A new Pump Track, viewing space and related infrastructure including shelter, drink fountains and bicycle racks
A new perimeter Skills Trail
A series of new jumps with beginner, intermediate and advanced options.
The Pump Track and associated infrastructure was approved by Council in July 2020. The City has now developed a design to implement the Skills Trail, which will feature built technical trail elements that mimic those often found on a natural bush trail. The trail elements will therefore test and improve riding skills, with varying levels of difficulty that will allow riders to start small and build their confidence to more complicated elements.
The Skills Trail at the Dianella BMX Park will be built from compacted limestone, including elements such as rock climbs, balance beams, drop offs and rollovers. The alignment of the trail takes advantage of the shade provided by the existing trees while minimising impact on existing plants.
As the Pump Track and Skills Trail will be delivered concurrently, construction works are scheduled to commence in March 2021 with completion anticipated in June 2021.
While the commencement date has been delayed, constructing both projects at the same time will result in reduced overall construction time and will ensure the City’s contractors are not building the Skills Trail while the Pump Track is open to the public.
Areas of the reserve will be fenced off from public access during the construction works and exercise equipment and the tennis hit-up wall will be closed during construction. The perimeter pedestrian path will remain open, with intermittent closures for construction vehicle access as required.
Queries regarding this project can be directed to Parks and Sustainability on 9205 8555.
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