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December 10, 2021

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A new custom-designed bike track has opened at Boronia Park, with the three-level course now ready for riders.

Located on the hillside between Oval 2 and Princes Street, the track has sections for beginner, intermediate and experienced riders.

Hunter’s Hill Council built the track as an action under the Boronia Park Plan of Management.

Social enterprise Youth Services Australia designed the track with input from local riders, while members of the public suggested and voted for the names for the three colour-coded track lines: Pesky Peddlers (yellow – novice); Misfits (blue – intermediate); and Look Ma No Hands! (white – expert).

Youth Services Australia Director Jason Cousins said the track offered a great range for riders across a small footprint and its design was informed by community consultation.

“There’s three really well-defined levels of riders and we’ve built the three lines to cater for all three groups,” he said.

The Council’s Acting General Manager Nick Tobin said the uptake in outdoor recreation during COVID demonstrated the need for facilities such as the new track.

“We installed a temporary mound on-site ahead of construction of the bike track and the response from riders was fantastic,” he said.

“We are thrilled to now offer a full track to locals, especially our youth, in time for the summer holidays.”

“It compliments what is already available at Boronia Park, from the intergenerational outdoor exercise equipment, to the netball courts, and fields used for everything from general recreation and organised sport, to dog off-leash areas.”

Mr Tobin said having a dedicated bike track was also about protecting the surrounding environment.

“We want to prevent riders from making informal tracks through bushland in this area,” he said.

The bike track is a non-supervised community facility.

The Council asks that all visitors to the site read and follow the information signposted at the entry points and around the lines, and care for the space and all those who use it.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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