Sutherland Shire is now home to the second biggest bicycle pump track in Australia, with 954 square metres of curves, dips and transitions for riders of all skill levels and ages to enjoy.
On Saturday, 3 February, Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce will be joined by his fellow Councillors, local MPs and the Chairman of the Greater Sydney Commission, Morris Iemma to officially open the bitumen sealed track.
“This pump track is the latest in a long line of dedicated and safe recreational spaces Council has provided for the enjoyment of our community and visitors to Sutherland Shire,” said Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce.
“Council is committed to supporting our community as they pursue their active lives connected to nature in our beautiful Sutherland Shire.
“The only thing left to do now is enjoy this amazing new track and have fun!”
The track itself is only a small part of a much larger, fully fenced facility with brand new accessible toilet facilities, 49 dedicated car parking spaces and landscaping which affirms its place in The Ridge Sports Complex.
Shade structures will also be installed, providing rest areas for riders.
Recycled road materials have been used to build up the base and track profile at the site, which previously served as landfill for the former tip site, minimising the environmental impact and also allowing for substantial savings in disposal costs across the project.