Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Thrill seekers will soon be racing over to Belrose where construction of a new $2 million mountain bike park has kicked into gear.

Belrose Bike Park is being built on the site of the former Waste Management Centre, transforming four hectares of surplus land into a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, said the park will feature six mountain bike tracks catering to all skill levels, as well as walking trails, and spectator areas.

“Early earthworks have already been completed, so mountain bike fanatics won’t be left spinning their wheels for much longer,” Mr O’Dea said.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the bike park will be a welcome addition to the community.

“Sydneysiders love the outdoors and I’m sure this bike park will be popular with locals who like to break a sweat and those who prefer a relaxing bush walk,” Mr Stokes said.

“This is a fantastic example of how we are investing in local communities by delivering top quality public green spaces that everyone can enjoy by making best use of our important public land assets.”

The Government will contribute $1.5 million to the ongoing maintenance of the bike park before transferring custodianship to Northern Beaches Council.

Belrose Bike Park is expected to open in early 2020.