A NEW BMX track designed to help riders develop their skills is the latest community project idea to be nominated for funding
under the State Government’s new Fund My Neighbourhood program.
The program is offering grants of between $10,000 and $150,000 for local community projects, which have been pitched by community members.
The projects – which must be shown to be feasible and generally accessible to the broader community – can come from six
different categories: sport and recreation; mobility, transport and safety; health, wellbeing and inclusion; arts and culture; environment and sustainability; and innovation and technology.
Gawler BMX Club has submitted an application to develop a new BMX Pump Track, which is aimed at helping members
learn basic skills.
“To have a pump track at our facility means that our junior and senior riders will be able to develop their skills a little bit better,” club member Reg Grundy said.
“It’s a smaller version of the BMX track; it’s mainly bitumen and a few jumps, but it’s, basically, to learn how to manoeuvre
around the track without pedalling as much.
“It would also give the local kids something to do while the football and netball were on, because their family would be out
playing football, or netball, on a Saturday morning.”
Mr Grundy said the project would be beneficial for the entire community by providing a sport and recreational outlet for entire
families to enjoy.
“What the treasurer (submitted) was that it would create a good family atmosphere; we were also planning to install a playground and sheltered area with a barbecue with it,” he said.
“There’s not too many playgrounds, or family…
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