Dianella BMX Facility

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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.

Dianella Regional Open Space was identified for its potential to provide a BMX and cycle track set among the beautiful parkland and established community facilities and the project is now progressing.

In 2018 the City of Stirling engaged the community to determine the preferred options for a new dirt BMX facility and the City is now seeking your comments on the concept design which will be developed in a staged approach.

A concept design for the proposed Dianella BMX Facility has been developed and the City is keen to seek your feedback. Stage one will include a pump track, viewing space and associated infrastructure such as shelter, drinking fountains and bike racks.  Stage two is proposed to include a jump track and skills track. An online survey has been developed to assist with providing your feedback on the proposal.
 
The City will also be hosting a community information session at Stirling Community Centres -  Jim Satchell - Dianella (Light Street, Dianella) on Wednesday 19 February 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. The public are invited to drop in anytime between 5:00 - 7:00pm on that night. The feedback period closes at 5:00pm on Sunday 8 March 2020.
 
The concept designs and further project information can be accessed in useful documents and FAQ section below.
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FAQs

How will the existing space be impacted?

The existing parkland features will be integrated in to the design of the space, maintaining the open parkland character of the site.

How much noise will the facility create?

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.

Will the facility be used at night?

The proposed BMX/cycling facility is for use during daytime only and will not include lighting for specific night time use of the facility.

Why the need for a BMX and cycle facility in Dianella?

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.

Why is the City seeking feedback?

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. 

What is the City seeking feedback on?

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 below.

What community consultation has been undertaken by the City?

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.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about the project or if you have any queries, please refer to the contact details below. 

What are the elements that are going to be included?

A pump track, jump track and skills track. For more information, view the fact sheet below in useful documents.

Why is the path connection through the bush land being removed?

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.

How do I view the concept designs?

The concept design are available in useful documents below or click here to view.

How can I provide feedback to the City on the concept designs?

Community feedback on the concept designs can be provided:

  • In person Attending the community inforamtion session at Stirling Community Centres - Jim Satchell - Dianella (Light Street, Dianella), on Wednesday 19 February 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm. The public are invited to drop between these times.
  • Online Complete the survey here.
  • Email leisureplanning@stirling.wa.gov.au. 
  • Phone Leisure Planning Team on (08) 9205 8555
  • Mail PO Box 1533, Osborne Park WA 6916.

What will happen after consultation closes?

Once the community consultation period closes feedback will be analysed, considered with the outcomes presented to Council for consideration. 

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Skate and BMX Strategy

View the City of Stirling's Skate and BMX Strategy

Timeline

Phase one - Community needs consultation

2018/2019

Concept design consultation

Closes 5:00pm Sunday 5 March 2020

Community Information Session

19 February 2020

Council consideration

TBC
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For more information, contact Leisure Planning on (08) 9205 8555.