Why are we building these bike tracks?
Our community have told us it’s important that we provide more cycling facilities for families and young people to enjoy. We’d like to hear from local families and young people about how we can create a bike track that young people and families in the local area can use, without damaging the surrounding natural environment.
What will the bike tracks look like?
A concept design has been developed which includes two tracks for the site. . Take a look at the concept designs for the beginner and the advanced tracks. Once we have heard your thoughts on the concepts, we'll go back to the consultant who will use your feedback to finalise the design,
Who will be able to use the bike tracks?
The concept design includes two tracks. The smaller track is designed for beginner riders, it is a circuit with smaller jumps and is for people who are starting out and want to build their confidence. The bigger track is for people who already have experience with these types of tracks. It has more challenging design elements.
Where will they be built?
The track will be built at the existing reserve on Anama St, Fairy Meadow
How do i get there?
You can get to the Anama St reserve via Anama St from the Princes Highway. If you are walking or riding, you can also access it through Guest Park.
As part of a separate project, there are future plans to formalise a path for foot and bike traffic. This will link Balmoral Street to Anama St via the creek corridor and Guest Park.
When will they be built?
We expect the new bike track to be built by December this year.
Can I help build the tracks?
We sure hope so! We’re planning on using a similar approach to the track built at Harry Graham Park. For this project Council worked with local families, young people and a professional trail builder to build their new track. We would love to use the same approach for this bike track at Fairy Meadow, but it will depend on what the Covid-19 Public Health Order and what restrictions look like at the time.
Who will maintain the track in the future?
We’re looking at using a Track Care volunteer model, similar to Bushcare, where bike track users help look after the tracks. This means that Council will work with and support a group of people to maintain the tracks. The idea is that we’ll get together on occasion for maintenance days.
How will my feedback be used and what happens next?
After the engagement period ends your feedback will be shared with the design consultant and project team. The information we receive as part of this engagement will inform the final design. We will share the final design with the community before the track is built.
How will we make sure this is a safe and clean space for everyone to use?
We want to make sure that this is a space for families, children and young people to enjoy. We have done a safety audit and considered things like visibility across the area, different users, traffic and access to nearby facilities and sport grounds (in Guest Park).
It is important that this is a safe and clean space for everybody. Once Public Health orders and restrictions have eased, we’ll have a team from Council including Youth Services, come and visit to chat about safety and expected behaviours in the space.
How can I find out more about the design for the track?
We are holding an online info session for local riders and their families who would like to find out more about the track design:
Online Info Session
Thursday 7 October
5.30 – 6.30pm
You can register for the online session here