Community Input Needed to Determine if Proposed Griffith Mountain Bike Park Goes Forward | News from the region

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A brand new proposed mountain bike park in Griffith urgently needs community input to determine whether the project will go ahead. As part of the NSW Government’s Open Spaces: Places to Play 2021/22 scheme, Griffith Town Council is seeking to submit a grant application to bring the proposed mountain bike park to life. However, if community feedback is not provided on the strengths, weaknesses and need for such a park, the project is likely to fail. Director of Urban Strategic Design and Major Projects Peter Badenhorst said council was interested in hearing from all members of the community to have their say on the proposed plan through an online survey. “For projects such as this Mountain Bike Park, it is essential that we have input from the community – we want to ensure that our bid takes into consideration the needs of our residents and gives us the best chance of success,” said Mr Badenhorst. noted. “We know there is a demand for a facility like this, but we would like to better understand how and why it will be used, what facilities should be included and what might prevent residents from using the park. encourage you to visit the Council’s website or Facebook page and complete the one-minute survey to help our team prepare the grant application.” If the intended grant application is successful, the development will be located on the side northeast of Griffith, next to the Scenic Hill Reserve READ MORE The proposed park will include tracks, rolling and boot ramps and consist of three trails of varying lengths that cater for all abilities The current design includes a one kilometer air circulation (jump) track, a two kilometer adventure loop and a skills track.There are currently a number of tracks in the Sceni Reserve. c Hill which are already regularly used by keen local cyclists. Mayor Doug Curran said he would like to see as many residents complete the investigation as possible. “During community consultation for the new community strategic plan, it was determined that council needs to improve and create additional outdoor recreational spaces, and the opportunity to apply for this grant for a mountain bike trail does just that,” Councilor Curran said. “The council is committed to providing the infrastructure necessary to ensure that Griffith continues to be a great place to work, live and raise a family – built, we need your input to achieve this goal.” Please consider responding at the short survey and help us provide the facilities you want in the future. The survey can be viewed on the Council’s website at www.griffith.nsw.gov.au or on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/griffithcitycouncil Our journalists work hard to provide information local and updated. news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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