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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

BMX at Redhead: What do you think?

Redhead is being billed as the next home of BMX, if the community agrees.

Lake Macquarie City Council will begin asking residents in Redhead and surrounds this weekend whether they support a potential BMX/Pump track facility in the area.

Both Charlestown and Redhead were flagged for a BMX facility in the council’s review in September 2020.

Following a review of the plan, an opportunity to accelerate a facility in the Redhead area has been raised.

The council’s manager of assets management Brendan Callander said it wanted to hear from residents.

“Council has been planning over a number of years for future BMX facilities at three locations in the Charlestown catchment, including Croudace Bay, Hillsborough and Charlestown/Redhead,” Mr Callander said.

“We’ve identified three potential sites in Redhead where we may be able to accelerate a new facility, including Liles Oval, Webb Park and Molly O’Connor Park, which are appropriate and could accommodate a facility like this.

“We’re seeking the community’s feedback on whether there is a broader need for a facility and which location is right for all residents.”

A small, permanent all-weather track made of asphalt is part of the council’s considerations, which, it says, would cater for a broad range of age groups and skill levels.

The community can provide feedback on the potential BMX/Pump track facility in Redhead at two community drop-in sessions.

These will take place on Saturday 12 December at 10am at Redhead’s Webb Park, and on Thursday 17 December from 3.30pm to 5pm at Webb Park.

Residents can also visit the council’s website and complete a short survey.