Mayor, Paula Wriedt and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Nic Street, today welcomed the announcement that Kingborough would get a large asphalt Mountain Bike Pump Track.
“This is great news for all pump track enthusiasts and will be the first public asphalt pump track in southern Tasmania,” Cr Wriedt said.
The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Nic Street said $262,683 from the Improving the Playing Field Grants program from the Department of Communities would go towards this project.
“The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of the sport and recreation sector to the Tasmanian community and is committed to supporting all Tasmanians to access sport and recreation opportunities.
“The Program aims to assist sporting clubs and associations improve facilities across Tasmania, helping to maintain and build participation rates across all sporting codes.
“This new Mountain Bike Pump Track will cater for a larger number of bike users which is great for Franklin,” Minister Street said.
“Currently Kingborough has a small dirt pump track located at the Mountain Bike Park, next to the Kingston View Drive Dog Park,” Cr Wriedt said.
“This funding will be used to upgrade the existing track and create a track that users of all ages and skills can enjoy.
“Due to its popularity the Council will also be investing in upgrading the carparking to accommodate the increase in usage.
“On top of the grant funding Kingborough Council will also be contributing $65,000 towards the facility.
Upgrades to the park will include building a shelter, installing DDA compliant table, seating and providing a bike rack.