A new, custom-designed modular pump track at Defiance Mill Park has become a popular attraction for the Charters Towers community. The newly upgraded, 160-metre long Pump Track was custom-designed to propel riders around the track without pedalling.
The opening of the Pump Track drew families from around the region as they put the new pump track to the test with scooters, skate boards and bikes.
Mayor Beveridge said it was a great morning to be outdoors celebrating the opening of what is sure to become a favourite space for families.
“To see all the kids on the track with their bikes and scooters, some wearing the biggest of grins on their faces, is a true sign that the addition of this this new facility was something that the community was waiting for,” he said.
The project was identified as top priority project for the region and was made possible through funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This Program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Urban Play worked alongside LandPlan Landscape Architecture, Parkitect and JMAC to deliver the pump track for the community.