How will the existing space be impacted?
The existing parkland features will be integrated in to the design of the space, maintaining the open parkland character of the site.
Will additional parking be required?
How much noise will the facility create?
Will the facility be used at night?
Why the need for a BMX and cycle facility in Dianella?
Since 2009, participation in wheel-based activities such as bike riding, skateboarding and scootering has grown for both girls and boys and boasts high participation rates compared to organised sports such as soccer, football and swimming.
Recognising this trend, the City developed the Skate and BMX Facility Strategy (Strategy) to meet the current and future needs of the community.
The Strategy, which was guided by community consultation and professional advice, was endorsed by Council in 2013 and seeks to address the limited skate and BMX facilities currently provided within the City.
A number of sites have been identified in the Strategy that will deliver these much-needed facilities in an interconnected network creating a diverse range of choice for the whole community.
One of these sites is Dianella Regional Open Space, identified for its potential to provide a natural surface BMX and cycle track set among the beautiful parkland and established community facilities.
Why is the City seeking feedback?
The City has engaged Common Ground Trails to undertake the first stage of community consultation for the Dianella BMX and cycle facility.
The City and Common Ground Trails want to understand what type of facility the community and key users would like to see provided including any key features.
We want to make sure that everyone’s needs have been considered as part of the project so that the City can deliver a well-used and valued asset for the community.
What is the City seeking feedback on?
We have put together a fact sheet outlining the types of facilities we are considering as part of the Dianella BMX and cycle facility, as well as more information about the project. You can download the fact sheet from the Document Library located to the right of the page. In addition, example images have been provided in the Photo Gallery.
What community consultation has been undertaken by the City?
- Letters to 1,600 surrounding residents
- An open house session held at Stirling Community Centre - Jim Satchell
- Emails sent to reserve users
- Notifications to surrounding schools
- Promotions on social media
- Newspaper Articles
- Path decals at Dianella Regional Open Space.