Tuesday, 3 March 2020

McLennan Park in Madora Bay is home to a new 'pump track', adding another fun element to the popular park for BMX, mountain bike and scooter riders.

Open for use just in time for Christmas last year, the pump track has already proven to be a popular addition among the community, with many young people and families enjoying the track over the school holidays.

The $60,000 project was fully funded by a Local Projects, Local Jobs grant through the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, and administered by the Peel Development Commission.

Mayor Rhys Williams said he was happy to see the pump track open and being used by the community, as it provided a healthy activity and meeting place for young people and families.

“Thanks to the State Government for making this possible, the track is a great addition to the well-used park and I can see it will be enjoyed by families for years to come. It's a great way for young people to have fun outdoors and meet up with their friends.”

Member for Mandurah David Templeman MLA said, “This is another election commitment I have delivered.”

“Madora Bay is a fantastic ocean side locality of Mandurah and this pump track will provide fun, recreational activity for young people and reflects the large numbers of young families that now call Madora Bay home. I am proud to have delivered the funding for this project to the City of Mandurah.”

The pump track is a continuous loop of round bumps and banked turns designed to be used completely by riders 'pumping', creating a momentum by up and down body movements.

The course was designed and constructed by Three Chillies Trails. McLennan Park also features a playground, half-court basketball, barbecues, shade shelters, large grassed spaces and the beach across the road.

Other projects that have been delivered through the Local Projects, Local Jobs funding include the Watersun Reserve Playground upgrade, Orion Road playground, Bortolo Reserve sports floodlighting upgrade, the Mandurah Southern Districts fire equipment upgrade and the installation of CCTV infrastructure.

The City of Mandurah is committed to creating an active and vibrant City through providing a choice of leisure activities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community.