Australia’s best BMX riders may be from Camden in years to come with construction starting on the next phase of Kirkham Park BMX Facility.
The works, which will cost $5.56 million in total and lead to the venue becoming an international-level facility, have been split into two stages, with stage 2A starting this month including:
- An eight-metre start hill structure;
- Elite first straight;
- Warm-up track;
- Marshalling area with staging shelter;
- All weather pump track;
- Storage building; and,
- Associated civil, structural, building and landscaping works.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said once complete, the BMX facility would be a popular spot for many young and aspiring athletes.
“Council is dedicated to creating first-class sporting facilities for its residents and Kirkham BMX facility is no different,” Cr Fedeli said.
“The facility will be able to host a range of international level events and hopefully become a hive of activity for young athletes with hopes of becoming future Olympians.
“It is also exciting for casual users to be able to access the future pump track which will be open for use to the general public once complete.”
Stage 2A will cost over $2.78 million and is co-funded by Council and the NSW Government’s 2019/20 Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.
The $2.78 million stage 2B development is currently in the design phase and will include:
- New internal connecting road;
- Additional Car parking;
- New pedestrian bridge over drainage channel;
- Concrete pathways; and
- Additional civil, electrical, lighting and landscaping works.
For more information on Council’s major projects, go to camden.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Major Projects’.