BMX riders will soon be able to rip around on a new track as upgrades speed towards completion at the Terrigal Recreation Precinct.
The new BMX track will include upgrading the track’s jumps, asphalting berms and laying a synthetic surface on dirt sections which will make the track more accessible and functional, particularly during wet weather.
The upgrades are part of the Duffy’s Oval upgrade, with work recently completed on the amenities building.
The Terrigal recreation precinct is one of the Central Coast’s premier sporting venues and is being revitalised with the upgrading of key facilities.
The area is home to the Terrigal United Football Club and Terrigal Little Athletics Club.
The amenities building upgrade focussed on improving accessibility and functionality, providing male and female toilets, change room and showers, an accessible toilet and shower, multiple storerooms, a canteen and a club function room.
Council Director Environment and Planning, Scott Cox, said the upgrades were important for an ageing but popular sports venue.
“The building upgrade provides the opportunity to meet current accessibility requirements and to better meet the needs of local sports groups and users,” Cox said.
“The BMX track upgrade will also improve the riding experience and ensures it meets BMX Australia’s specifications.”
The amenities building upgrade has been jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government, with a $250,000 grant from the Stronger Communities Fund.
The BMX track redevelopment has been funded by a $300,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Central Coast Administrator, Dick Persson, said the modified building design reflects Council’s vision for an active and connected community.
“These projects are great examples of the community and Council working together with the financial support of the NSW Government to deliver facilities that provide health and social benefits for our community.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said Duffy’s Oval was one of the most highly-used sporting venues in the local area.
“The new change rooms, toilets and canteen facilities are a huge asset for the Terrigal-Wamberal Little Athletics Club who use Duffy’s Oval in the summer months, and Terrigal United Football Club in the winter months,” Crouch said.
“And resurfacing the BMX track with asphalt berms will make it safer and more accessible during wetter weather conditions.
Construction work on the Terrigal BMX track is expected to be completed within the next two months.
Media release, Feb 15
Central Coast Council