Goulburn Mulwaree Council will revitalise the Goulburn BMX Track, after a cash boost of $150,000 from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Local BMX rider, Angus McGregor joined Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to make the announcement.

Mrs Tuckerman said the funding will upgrade the current track, off Avoca Street (behind the PCYC) in Goulburn.

“The BMX Track has fallen into disrepair and is no longer suitable for community use.

“Goulburn Mulwaree Council made the commitment to improve the track by refurbishing the degraded track surface, eroded edges and hills as well as jump landing areas,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker said the matched funding from the NSW Government would allow the Council to expand the project and review the current layout of the track.

“The Roberts Park BMX Track has been a popular recreational facility in Goulburn since the 1980’s and has fallen into disrepair because of rain, floods, and poor drainage. Council is committed to revitalising this important community asset by constructing an all-weather, upgraded track that will support social and physical activity engagement of Goulburn’s youth.

“The State Government’s injection of $150,000 to the $300,000 project will allow Council to undertake a substantially improved BMX facility which will promote competitions and reduce ongoing maintenance of the current substandard facility.”, Clr Walker said.

Mrs Tuckerman said 48 projects across NSW would share in $6.3 million under the latest round of funding in the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

“This much needed cash injection for the BMX track comes as a direct result of Angus McGregor’s lobbying to Council and I congratulate him on the success of this grant and his plight.”

“I hope this funding will ignite community spirit and boost BMX participation for everyone in Goulburn, and hopefully means a few less flat tyres for Angus and his friends,” Mrs Tuckerman said.