Waiting on grass to grow: Anticipation for Meander Valley Pump Track builds
Posted on June 01, 2022
"We can't wait either! But we're subject to ground and weather conditions for landscaping to establish a safe site for all to enjoy."
The Deloraine Pump Track, initiated by the Meander Valley Youth Committee and the Lions Club of Deloraine Inc. is reaching final stages of construction, and is greatly anticipated by the community and Council alike.
“We can’t wait either!” Meander Valley Mayor, Wayne Johnston said.
“But like everyone else, we’re subject to ground and weather conditions for landscaping to establish a safe site for all to enjoy.”
Landscape establishment and installation of new seating and safety fencing will be complete by late August or early September, pending the weather conditions.
“Once the site is ready, this will be a world-class recreation space in Meander Valley,” Mayor Johnston said.
The O’Connor Group, founded by mountain biking champion, Shaun O’Connor; has been working on-site since January.
This pump track will be the first in Australia to be built using full GPS mapping.
“Shaun has ridden the track at different stages along the way, using his expertise to make small tweaks and create the best ride for users of all abilities,” Mayor Johnston said.
This expertise has been instrumental in bringing the vision of Meander Valley’s youth involved into a reality.
Council will update community members as an opening date draws near.
Meander Valley’s pump track project has received funding from the Tasmanian Government alongside contributions from Council.