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Ticket to ride

Ticket to ride
By Brooke Jacobson - Oct 27, 2017 11:39
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Bracken Ridge residents are invited to have their say on a new BMX facility, which is scheduled to start construction in the new year.

Councillor Amanda Cooper says the new track, to be built on Telegraph Road, will be a great asset to the community.

“There has been a high amount of interest registered from the community in relation to the project, with lots of families indicating their excitement to visit the facility upon completion,” Cr Cooper says.

“ Once complete, the project will deliver Brisbane a high-quality BMX tack, providing opportunities for local riders to improve their skills and techniques in a world-class facility.”

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk committed $2.3million towards construction of the facility in his 2016-17 Budget speech.

Council says the track will integrate with the adjacent pool – the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre – and existing skate plaza, providing an extension of the popular “destination recreation precinct”.

“The facility will be suitable for riders of all ages, ranging from young children and beginners to professional riders,” Cr Cooper says.

“It is hoped that the facility will be a great location for families to enjoy the outdoors and be active.”

Council has engaged a specialist design team with BMX experience to create the facility. It will feature a freestyle jump riding space, as well as race training and pump tracks.

The final project will include the track, shade shelter, signage and landscaping, as well as stormwater works.

Construction work is scheduled to start in early 2018, with completion of the project due by mid-year, weather permitting.

The local community is encouraged to have their say on the project.

n Comments on the draft concept plan can be made by emailing: BMX@brisbane.qld.gov.au or by calling council on ph 3403 8888 before November 4.