Pump-track to en­hance area’s live­abil­ity

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Picture: Landcorp

The con­cept for the new Bayn­ton West pump-track.

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