Pump-track to enhance area’s liveability
Karratha is set to host a WA first of a different kind with construction of the State’s first asphalt pump-track for local adrenaline junkies about to start.
Bicycle pump-tracks are traditionally compacted dirt circuits comprising small mounds and banked sides.
Asphalting the surface will make it usable for skateboards, in-line skates and scooters.
LandCorp West Pilbara regional manager Travis McNaught said the track would add even further to the liveability of Baynton West Estate.
“Baynton West is a familyfriendly estate and in recognition of the outdoor-focused Pilbara lifestyle, we have ensured there is a strong emphasis on shared recreation facilities in the design and delivery of this quality residential development,” he said.
“The pump-track is just one feature of the two new parks we are creating, and combined they will include a nature playground, two turf kick-about areas, public art and plenty of seating and shade.”
Plans are also under way to help transform two hectares at Balyarra Parkway and Rothschild Loop into family-friendly and multifunctional spaces.
“We have secured three large poinciana trees and a boab which will be relocated and take pride of place in the parks. We have also been able to reuse a magnificent mahogany tree, which was felled and due to be mulched, but it will now be used as part of the nature playground,” Mr McNaught said.
The City of Karratha and BGC Contracting donated a number of large rocks from the Dampier foreshore, which were excavated during recent foreshore redevelopment works and will be used as features around the parks.
Mr McNaught said the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project was supplying shredded wooden pallets and other materials to help conserve water by retaining moisture and keeping the soil cool.
The concept for the new Baynton West pump-track.