Redman Oval at Wyalong is a hive of activity as construction of a new BMX bike track and Ninja adventure park commences following nearly $500,000 in funding for the project through the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was pleased to join Bland Shire Council General Manager Grant Baker and Director of Technical Engineering Ray Graham to view the plans and welcome the commencement of works.
“This is a fantastic project to have underway for the benefit of local families and visitors, providing an exciting new recreational facility for all ages to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle,” Ms Cooke said.
“It is also great to hear the construction of stage one has been awarded to local business Cleary‘s Earthmoving, meaning this investment is staying local.”
Ms Cooke said the BMX bike track has been designed for all skill levels, incorporating over 30 built in jumps, four pro pipes and a concrete dish drain across a 490-metre circuit.
Stage two of the project, the Ninja adventure park, is set to commence in late June and will involve the installation of angled run panels, cargo mountain, commando tube, warrior wall, weave flags, a 2-metre climb over ladder and a spider chimney with monkey zipline.
“This project will make Redman Oval a real destination at weekends and during the school holidays, with the equipment a great way of combining fun and fitness.”
Bland Shire Council General Manager Mr Grant Baker said the development at Redman Oval is an important project for the Bland Shire community.
“It was our vision that the new structures would further a sense of community amongst the residents of Bland Shire by creating an inclusive and interactive space that can be enjoyed by children, teens and adults of all abilities,” Mr Baker said.