Pump track one step closer

News Update 28 March 2024
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The City of South Perth has secured $100,000 grant from Lotterywest as a contribution towards a pump track set to be built at George Burnett Park in Karawara.

Bike riders, skateboarders and scooter riders of all ages will soon be able to enjoy the new modern pump track which is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2025. 

The project is also planned to include a jump line trail to provide a cycling activity aimed at older children and adults.

Funding from Lotterywest will contribute to landscaped gardens, seating, pathways, garden, lighting and shade structures around the track.

The pump track is planned to be installed in the flat, open grassed area between the George Burnett Leisure Centre and the skatepark. Once completed, the track will be the perfect companion to other activities located in the park, including the Manning Skate Park and planned shared-use pathway. 

Pump tracks are designed with a series of rollers, berms (banked turns) and jumps arranged in a loop or circuit. These tracks cater for a range of riders, from young children – who can learn to ride along the flatter sections of the track – to experienced riders, who can enjoy the turns and jumps. 

In 2023, the City received a $300,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program towards the project.

Tender for the construction of the pump track has been awarded to Three Chillies Design who have successfully completed similar projects throughout Western Australia.

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