On 20 December 2019, Council endorsed the feasibility study and project proposal for the development of a new bike park and open basin upgrade within Ocean Acres Reserve. Council has since completed a draft concept design and was successful in securing $80,000 from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to deliver the project.
Here is the draft concept design.
About the project
This project responds to an idea put forward by a young resident of Ocean Acres, and supported by over 40 signatures from other residents, to enhance the site by integrating a bike park into the open basin area and undertake necessary upgrades to the drainage. With the recent issue of informal bike jump construction in the highly sensitive nature reserve and the resulting environmental damage, this project will provide a formalised bike park with several levels of jumps in an otherwise under-utilised space.
Project features include:
- Upgrade and enhance existing drainage area to become a more attractive and usable public open space.
- Integrate improved drainage outlet with open grasses areas and a dry creek bed providing nature play opportunities.
- Develop a new local bike park for all ages on one third of the site, improving the use and functionality of a largely unused area.