Issued Wednesday 28 February 2018
Casey Fields is now home to some wheelie great new additions – a Regional BMX Track and Sports Cycling Pavilion!
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett was joined by State Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP on Sunday 25 February 2018 to officially open the $3.48 million project that has delivered:
- A custom designed BMX track boasting a five-metre start hill with electronic start gate, four straights of exciting terrain and a state-of-the-art timing system.
- A new pavilion to service the BMX riders, as well as the current cycling and human powered vehicle (HPV) groups that use the existing criterium track. The pavilion has features including a large community space with undercover viewing area for BMX and cycling events, additional paved spectator’s area, a kitchen and purpose designed registration room for large events.
Cr Ablett said the regional BMX track is a first for Casey.
“We’re proud to deliver this fantastic facility for our community, which is now home to Casey’s first ever BMX club,” he said.
“The Regional BMX track and new pavilion add to the existing criterium cycling track at Casey Fields, creating a precinct for our cycling and BMX enthusiasts that is sure to attract more people to the sport.
“The custom designed Regional BMX track is of the standard to host state and national competitions, so we’re looking forward to hosting such events at our premier sporting hub, Casey Fields.
“The facilities will be used in joint arrangement between the Casey BMX Club, Casey Cardinia HPV Club and Bicycle Association of South East including the Southern Masters Cycling Club, who together have more than 500 active members, which is only going to grow thanks to these new facilities.”
Council invested $2.11 million into the project, the State Government contributed $1.21 million through the Interface Growth Fund (now known as the Growing Suburbs Fund) and Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) contributed $250,000 through the Community Sports Facility Program (now known as the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund).
“Council thanks the State Government and SRV for supporting this great project, allowing us to get on with delivering it for our large and growing community,” the Mayor added.
Find out more about the Casey BMX Club by searching Casey BMX Club on Facebook.