Have Your Say On The Proposed Mountain Bike Track

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

Have Your Say On The Proposed Mountain Bike Track Griffith City Council is asking residents for their feedback on a proposed Mountain Bike Park, as part of a grant application under the NSW Government’s Open Spaces Program: Places to Play 2021/22.

Council’s Urban Design Team are currently working on a grant application which if successful, will see the development of a Mountain Bike Park located on the north-eastern side of the City, adjacent to the Scenic Hill Reserve.

Urban Strategic Design & Major Projects Manager, Peter Badenhorst is putting the call out to all members of the community to have their say on the proposed plan through an online survey.

“For projects such as this Mountain Bike Park, it is vital we have input from the community – we want to make sure our grant application takes into consideration the needs of our residents and provides us with the be possible chance to be successful,” said Mr Badenhorst.

“We know there is a demand for a facility such as this, but would like to further understand how and why it will be used, what facilities would need to be included and what might stop residents from using the Park. I would encourage you to head to Council’s website or Facebook page and complete the 1 minute survey to assist our team in preparing the Grant Application.”

The proposed Mountain Bike Park includes tracks, roll over and kicker ramps, and consists of three (3) trails of differing lengths and catering to all abilities. The design includes a one (1) kilometre Airflow (jump) track, a two (2) kilometre Adventure Loop and a skills track. Each track will have different features, ensuring riders can choose the right track according to their skill level.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said he would like as many residents to complete the survey as possible.

“During the community consultation for the new Community Strategic Plan, it was identified that Council needs to improve and create additional outdoor recreational spaces, and the opportunity to apply for this grant for a Mountain Bike Track does just that,” said Councillor Curran.

“Council is committed to providing the infrastructure required to ensure Griffith continues to be a great place to work, live and raise a family – but we need your input to achieve that goal. Please consider taking the short survey and help us provide the facilities you want into the future.”

The survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTBtrack or on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/griffithcitycouncil

The NSW Places to Play Grant Program for 2021/22 is a $16.7M investment from the NSW Government over 3 years to support the creation of innovative and inclusive adventure, water and nature playspaces for people of all ages and abilities.

The Program builds on the principles of the Everyone Can Play program, building on the message that play doesn’t just mean playgrounds and isn’t just for children – everyone in the community can come together to play and have fun.
 

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