Pump tracks South Lake and Yangebup

Consultation has concluded

May 2018

The City is going ahead with proposals to build bicycle pump tracks on:

  • Perena Rocchi Reserve, Yangebup
  • Broadwater Park, South Lake

The City has received State Government funding to proceed with these projects.

South Lake:

Construction of the new pump track at Broadwater Reserve will start before May 2018 and is expected to be completed by July 2018. We’ve taken your feedback into account and have modified our proposal. A picture of the final design is shown here.

The South Lake Ottey Neighbourhood and Family Centre received a State Government grant for the pump track and basketball half court from the State Government and the funds have been transferred to the City of Cockburn to manage.

One of the grant conditions requires the pump track to be located near the Ottey Centre, so we are proceeding with the original location.

As one community group suggested in their feedback: “Building the pump track next to the Centre will give the tweens, teens, and young adults of families who access The Ottey Centre a safe and fun space of their own, allowing them the room to play and explore while still having connection and oversight from a trusted community organisation.”

The project has support from headspace Fremantle and 360 Health + Community, and from the local residents association with members of Connecting South Lake “agreeing unanimously” to its construction.

We have looked at alternative locations, including under the power lines, however previous attempts to locate similar recreation facilities under power line easements have not been approved by Western Power, so this is not possible.

Concerns have been expressed about visibility, security, retention of trees and potential environmental impacts. In answer to your questions, yes we are retaining the trees and we are installing temporary, mobile, closed circuit security cameras which will be monitored through CoSafe. We will also arrange CoSafe patrols of this location.

Yangebup

Construction of the bicycle pump track at Perena Rocchi Reserve, on the corner of Osprey Drive and Moorhen Drive, will start before May 2018 and is expected to be completed by July 2018. We’ve taken your feedback into account and have modified our proposal for the bicycle pump track. A picture of the final design is shown here.

In response to your questions, yes we are retaining the trees. The track will be about 150 metres in length and loop around the area. We hope the track would enhance the area and encourage use of the park, along with the basketball ring and playground nearby.

The Yangebup Progress Association received a State Government grant for the bicycle pump track from the State Government and the funds have been transferred to the City of Cockburn to manage.

Pump tracks are commonly made of clay. They have a circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden by riders "pumping" - creating momentum by up and down body movements. The pictures show what a pump track might look like. Similar tracks have proven popular in Cockburn at Dixon Park, Hamilton Hill and around Perth at Carramar, Kingsley and Hillarys.

We hope the bicycle pump tracks become well-used assets for the community.

May 2018

The City is going ahead with proposals to build bicycle pump tracks on:

  • Perena Rocchi Reserve, Yangebup
  • Broadwater Park, South Lake

The City has received State Government funding to proceed with these projects.

South Lake:

Construction of the new pump track at Broadwater Reserve will start before May 2018 and is expected to be completed by July 2018. We’ve taken your feedback into account and have modified our proposal. A picture of the final design is shown here.

The South Lake Ottey Neighbourhood and Family Centre received a State Government grant for the pump track and basketball half court from the State Government and the funds have been transferred to the City of Cockburn to manage.

One of the grant conditions requires the pump track to be located near the Ottey Centre, so we are proceeding with the original location.

As one community group suggested in their feedback: “Building the pump track next to the Centre will give the tweens, teens, and young adults of families who access The Ottey Centre a safe and fun space of their own, allowing them the room to play and explore while still having connection and oversight from a trusted community organisation.”

The project has support from headspace Fremantle and 360 Health + Community, and from the local residents association with members of Connecting South Lake “agreeing unanimously” to its construction.

We have looked at alternative locations, including under the power lines, however previous attempts to locate similar recreation facilities under power line easements have not been approved by Western Power, so this is not possible.

Concerns have been expressed about visibility, security, retention of trees and potential environmental impacts. In answer to your questions, yes we are retaining the trees and we are installing temporary, mobile, closed circuit security cameras which will be monitored through CoSafe. We will also arrange CoSafe patrols of this location.

Yangebup

Construction of the bicycle pump track at Perena Rocchi Reserve, on the corner of Osprey Drive and Moorhen Drive, will start before May 2018 and is expected to be completed by July 2018. We’ve taken your feedback into account and have modified our proposal for the bicycle pump track. A picture of the final design is shown here.

In response to your questions, yes we are retaining the trees. The track will be about 150 metres in length and loop around the area. We hope the track would enhance the area and encourage use of the park, along with the basketball ring and playground nearby.

The Yangebup Progress Association received a State Government grant for the bicycle pump track from the State Government and the funds have been transferred to the City of Cockburn to manage.

Pump tracks are commonly made of clay. They have a circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden by riders "pumping" - creating momentum by up and down body movements. The pictures show what a pump track might look like. Similar tracks have proven popular in Cockburn at Dixon Park, Hamilton Hill and around Perth at Carramar, Kingsley and Hillarys.

We hope the bicycle pump tracks become well-used assets for the community.