11 March 2022

Dirt-jumpers rejoice as $150,000 is budgeted for Goulburn's BMX track upgrade

| Albert McKnight
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Mounds of dirt

Works are on the horizon to improve the Goulburn BMX Track. Photo: Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

Bike riders of all ages are in for a treat as the popular BMX track in Goulburn is set for a major upgrade, with $150,000 budgeted to overhaul it in the first significant works to take place there for about a decade.

The revamp is planned as part of Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s draft budget for the 2022/23 financial year.

Mayor Peter Walker said the track was still in a rideable condition and well-utilised but he believed the upgrade would make a huge difference to it.

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“The BMX track we believe was first constructed in the 1980s, but was last refreshed in 2013 due to a $25,000 state government grant,” he said.

“Over the past few years we have received many requests for improvements at the track and I’m pleased that this will now occur as one of the first initiatives of the newly-elected council.

“We are only in the early stages of planning for this project, with the budget still to be placed on exhibition and approved by council, but we will be consulting with the community prior to engaging anyone to undertake the work.”

Located in Avoca Street, the Goulburn BMX track sits near the Goulburn PCYC as well as the popular Wollondilly River Walkway.

It features dirt jumps with lines and options for both beginner and advanced riders.

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More planning for improvements will take place in the second half of 2022 before a contractor is engaged and this will involve consultation with the community.

Council will consider the project along with numerous other capital works as part of the 2022/23 Draft Budget and Operational Plan, which is being workshopped by councillors and is expected to go to a council meeting within the coming month before being placed on public exhibition.

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Adam Travers10:26 pm 11 May 22

To say this track is in a rideable condition is straight up rubbish, it’s an absolute disgrace. My children would love to ride here as I did when I was growing up but it’s not possible to do a lap with out getting tyres full of thorns, this was one of the best tracks in nsw in the 80-90’s with nsw titles and races held most weekend.
To have someone with no idea come in and destroy it like he did (I won’t mention names)
in the mid 90’s was ridiculous.
You now have a track with chunks of brick, rock hanging out of jumps as well as bog holes to contend with,Far from rideable.
The original track had a large cement start ramp and proper start gates most of the corners were tar to stop the erosion etc.
to see the pump tracks that other towns Have namely Batemans bay, Newcastle,Canberra these are 1st class fully sealed tracks, what our kids have is rubble in a paddock. The material that’s there needs to be pushed up and used for a spectator hill which would also protect the track from the river when it floods. To see these works you speak of go ahead in the near future will be great if done properly not half assed like the last 2 attempts.

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