The existing parkland features will be integrated in to the design of the space, maintaining the open parkland character of the site.
Noise from riding facilities is generally minimal given the materials and equipment used. This location is also close to traffic noise on Alexander Drive with care also to be taken to ensure appropriate offsets from houses. Any noise will be from user’s enjoyment.
The proposed BMX/cycling facility is for use during daytime only and will not include lighting for specific night time use of the facility.
Since 2009, participation in wheel-based activities such as bike riding, skateboarding and scootering has grown for both girls and boys and boasts high participation rates compared to organised sports such as soccer, football and swimming.
Recognising this trend, the City developed the Skate and BMX Facility Strategy (Strategy) to meet the current and future needs of the community.
The Strategy, which was guided by community consultation and professional advice, was endorsed by Council in 2013 and seeks to address the limited skate and BMX facilities currently provided within the City.
A number of sites have been identified in the Strategy that will deliver these much-needed facilities in an interconnected network creating a diverse range of choice for the whole community.
One of these sites is Dianella Regional Open Space, identified for its potential to provide a natural surface BMX and cycle track set among the beautiful parkland and established community facilities.
The City engaged Common Ground Trails to undertake the first stage of community consultation for the BMX Facility.
Based on initial feedback Common Ground Trails were engaged to develop a concept design for which the City is now seeking feedback on to ensure that everyone’s need have met so the City can deliver a well-used and valued asset to the community.
A concept package has been prepared which details the BMX elements to be included as part of the facility, as well as associated supporting amenities such as shelter, drinking fountains, bike racks and car park connections.
Please see the concept designs in useful documents.
The City undertook community consultation for the Dianella BMX and Cycle Facility between 21 May and 15 June 2018. This consultation was to ensure that everyone’s needs have been considered as part of the project so that the City can deliver a well-used and valued asset for the community.
As part of the consultation the City included:
- Letters to 1,600 surrounding residents
- An open house session held at Stirling Community Centre - Jim Satchell - Dianella
- Emails sent to reserve users
- Notifications to surrounding schools
- Promotions on social media
- Newspaper Articles
- Path decals at Dianella Regional Open Space.
More than 130 individual’s submissions were received either by phone, survey, general feedback, letter or email.
For more information about the project or if you have any queries, please refer to the contact details below.
A pump track, jump track and skills track. For more information, view the fact sheet below in the document library.
While it was initially proposed in the facility fact sheet that the existing path through the bushland from the carpark be maintained the City is proposing to remove the path given it is not needed for the BMX track access and its removal will reduce maintenance and improve the condition of the bushland by consolidating it.
Community feedback on the concept designs can be provided:
Once the community consultation period closes feedback will be analysed, considered with the outcomes presented to Council for consideration.