World class BMX on track
Read about a new $3.5 million BMX track is set to be built in O’Halloran.
A new $3.5 million BMX track is set to be built in O’Halloran Hill, boosting facilities for local riders and attracting world class events.
Marion and Onkaparinga Councils have each agreed to contribute $750,000, while the State Government has committed $2 million to build the Union Cycliste International (UCI) facility.
The land at Majors Road is currently owned by the State Government and was chosen because it provides a suitable noise buffer from the surrounding residential area. It also links to mountain bike networks being planned by the State Government.
Mayor Kris Hanna said the much-needed facility would benefit the region.
“BMX is a popular and growing sport across the southern suburbs and the new BMX track will add to the world-class sporting facilities we have in Marion,” Mr Hanna said.
“The existing track at Cove Sports and Community Club doesn’t meet national and international standards and, unfortunately, cannot expand due to being hemmed in by housing.
“Council has been advocating for a new BMX track that will allow the sport to flourish and we look forward to working with the State Government to deliver this exciting project.”
BMX participation in South Australia has doubled in the last five years with about half the riders from the southern suburbs.
The Cove BMX Club has 168 members and Happy Valley BMX Club has about 150 members.
A project scope is currently being developed. Work to build the track is expected to begin mid-2017.
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