BMX riders to benefit from new $2.3m centre

October 12, 2017 by  

Chermside’s BMX enthusiasts will be in the box seat to experience the fun and excitement of a brand new $2.3m facility being established in neighbouring Fitzgibbon.

The facility is to be located in Telegraph Road, adjacent to the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre and Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza.

According to Councillor Amanda Cooper, the project will provide another opportunity for residents to get outside. She said:

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

A graphic design of the proposed development, which has now been approved, includes signage, new shade shelter, track, and stormwater and landscaping connections needed to service the BMX track. Cooper adds:

“The facility will include freestyle jump riding, race training and pump tracks.”

she said the new BMX facility will be serviced by existing toilet and car park facilities at the aquatic centre and skate plaza, which have both become popular venues for all ages.

It is hoped final details of the plan will be completed by late 2017 with work on its construction expected to begin in early 2018.

The councillor said residents had until November 4 to submit comments on the draft proposal, and she encouraged them to have a say.

Until October 8, residents were also able to nominate for a special Community Reference Group set up to assist with the project.