Rockingham Council approves of new BMX Pump Track for locals

The City of Rockingham has voted in favour of a new proposed BMX pump track for the Shoalwater — Safety Bay area.

Members of the council unanimously approved the proposed BMX pump track, after engaging with youth within the community for development ideas for the project.

The City of Rockingham held engagement sessions at the Rockingham Youth Centre, where 35 young people between the ages of 9 and 13 were consulted on the location and design factors of the project.

The City hopes the new project will deter people from using existing unauthorised tracks such as Lake Richmond, encouraging young people to actively engage in sport and recreation in a safe and family-friendly environment.

Mayor Deb Hamblin said that the next stages would involve further community engagement, design and construction phases of the facility, expected between 2023 and 2024.

The estimated budget for the project has been set at $250,000, but this may increase with further consultation, with estimates yet to be confirmed, as the project is still in early planning stages.

“Engagement with young people about the proposed BMX pump track has indicated that other amenities and features to be considered include toilets, shade, seating, bins, and a water fountain,” Ms Hamblin said.

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