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Lake Macquarie City Council are planning a treat for BMX riders and skaters with concept plans proposed for a new skatepark and 2 new pump tracks.

Redhead Beach

Aerial view of the proposed Redhead site with Redhead Beach in the background.

The pump tracks, if approved, are planned for Redhead Beach and Rathmines Foreshore, with a separate skate park added to the Rathmines facilities.  The Council has engaged experienced pump track construction company, to create a design suitable for all ages and abilities. 

The proposed skate park, pump track and youth hub in Rathmines, valued at $1.6 million are to be developed using funds contributed by developers and from government grants set aside for the project.

The Council is searching for public feedback on the proposed development, which is intended to promote healthy lifestyles and bolster the city’s recreational opportunities for riders of all ages.

Council Manager Community Assets Brendan Callander said that the Redhead Beach location chosen was one of the three proposed during consultation last year, and is closest to amenities like the café and public toilets.

“We’re keen to hear again from the community what they think about these concept plans – whether we have the right type of track, and whether the location provides the right fit”, he explained.

Feedback can be given at shape.lakemac.com.au before the 6th of December 2021. Construction on both projects is expected to begin in 2022-23.

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