New youth bike park a step closer

Broome Advertiser - - News -

A new Youth Bike Precinct at BRAC is a step closer with sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing now se­cured and de­tailed plan­ning near­ing com­ple­tion. The BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct is ear­marked for land off Fred­er­ick St be­tween BRAC and the Boule­vard. The Shire has al­lo­cated $85,000 to the project this year, with a fur­ther $85,000 in grant fund­ing se­cured from the WA Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries. The Shire is also now seek­ing cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity sup­port­ers to help get the project up and run­ning by pro­vid­ing in-kind con­tri­bu­tions or fund­ing to­wards earth­works, plant and equip­ment hire, clean fill and form­ing of jumps and other fea­tures. The master plan for the site in­cludes a moun­tain bike ‘pump track’, moun­tain bike and walk­ing trails, an in­for­mal dirt jumps area, BMX track, shade, seat­ing and drink­ing wa­ter, with con­struc­tion of the bike pump track planned for this fi­nan­cial year. Broome Shire Pres­i­dent, Harold Tracey, says it’s an im­por­tant project that will pro­vide new op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth in Broome. “As a Coun­cil we want to pro­vide ac­tiv­i­ties for our young peo­ple that pro­mote phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and healthy liv­ing,” Cr Tracey says. For more on the project and spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties head to the Shire web­site.

Sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing has been se­cured and plan­ning is al­most com­pleted on the new BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct.

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