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Bare Creek Bike Park

Project facts

Project area

6 Hectares

Location

Belrose (former) Landfill, Crozier Road Belrose

Local government area

Northern Beaches Council

Financial

Total budget $3.5 million

Delivery timing

December 2020

Bare Creek Bike Park

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Site history and background

The former Belrose Waste Management Centre ceased landfill operations on 7th November 2014. Waste Assets Management Corporation (WAMC) currently oversee the management and maintenance of the closed site.

During landfilling operations, an Enhancement Fund was established by Government and for every 1 tonne of waste, two dollars was set aside for the future development of the site. A total of $3.5 million was raised under the Enhancement Fund.

Given the large mountain biking community located in the area, a mountain bike facility became the preferred future use for the site.

On 10th November 2017, WAMC commenced discussions with Northern Beaches Council regarding the construction and management of a mountain bike facility (Bare Creek Bike Park) on the site.

WAMC commenced preliminary earthworks and concept track design with local mountain bike community group Trail Care shortly after.

The Bike Park is due for completion in December 2020.

What is proposed?

Construction of a Mountain Bike Facility including the below key features:

Key features

  • Dedicated access road for safe access by the public from Crozier Road
  • Dedicated car park with a minimum of 40 spaces
  • Amenities with water, power and sewer connection
  • Dedicated walking trails
  • Nine downhill tracks and return trails
  • Pump track
  • Dirt jump/skills park

Project objectives

Design and construction of a mountain bike facility to cater to all levels of mountain bike riders. Following completion, the facility will be handed over to the Northern Beaches Council for ongoing management and maintenance.

  • Total Available Budget: $3.5 million
  • Total Construction Budget: $2 million
  • Total post construction management budget: $1.5 million (this will be given to the Council to manage the facility post construction)

Non-financial benefits

  • Provide a world class facility for the Northern Beaches community.
  • Put to use a former landfill site to create a safe and usable greenspace for the public.
  • Facility will cater to all levels of riders, providing a safe environment for riders to learn.
  • Continued strong relationship with local government and local communities.

Working together

The successful delivery of the project was made possible through strong relationship with the following key stakeholders:

Key stakeholders

  • Northern Beaches Council assisted with approvals and will assume management of the facility post construction.
  • Trail Care have been instrumental in the development of early concept designs and championing the push for a mountain bike facility.
  • Transport for NSW assisted with providing a large portion of the construction material (80,000 m3 of clay and sandstone material) and construction and upgrade of access roads and the car park for the facility.
  • Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, is an ongoing supporter of the project who provided linkage between WAMC, local Council and the local community.

For further information, please contact us at
PDNSW_Projects@property.nsw.gov.au

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