Bracken Ridge BMX facility | Brisbane City Council

Bracken Ridge BMX facility

Brisbane City Council is pleased to announce construction of the new Bracken Ridge BMX facility at Fitzgibbon is complete. This new facility is part of Council’s commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities and delivering vibrant, liveable communities.

The Lord Mayor’s 2016-17 Budget speech included a commitment towards the construction of two new competition-grade BMX tracks in Brisbane. A review of suitable sites across Brisbane identified Telegraph Road in Fitzgibbon as a preferred location to capitalise on existing infrastructure and best service Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

Summary

Address Corner of Telegraph Road and Lemke Road, Fitzgibbon
Ward Bracken Ridge
Project outcome New recreational BMX facility
Latest update

Construction is complete and the BMX facility is open to the public.

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About the project

One of the largest tracks of its kind in Australia, the BMX facility is located adjacent to the skate plaza and Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre providing an extensive destination recreational precinct. The BMX facility is free to use and caters for a diverse range of riders, from young children and beginners to professional riders.

The BMX facility features:

  • an asphalted track with freestyle jumps for recreational riding
  • a shade shelter
  • installing signage
  • landscaping
  • lighting
  • drinking fountain and rubbish bins
  • pedestrian pathway connections to Telegraph Road and the precinct car park.

Some vegetation removal works were required as part of the project to provide a practical and safe setting for the facility. Approximately 30 new trees were planted as part of the project.

New artwork by two local artists, Cezary Stulgis and Benjamin Reeve, has also been installed as part of the Brisbane Canvas initiative.

Like the adjacent skate plaza, the lighting at the BMX facility will remain on until 10pm nightly.

The completion of the BMX facility coincides with the completion of the Bracken Ridge Precinct car park adjacent to the track, which provides an additional 30 parking spaces to residents using the precinct’s sporting and recreational facilities.

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Project timing

September-November 2017 Community engagement was undertaken on the draft concept plan
Late 2017 Council finalised the concept plan and detailed design
Late 2017 Tender process for construction of the new BMX facility was completed
Early 2018 Start of construction commenced
Late September 2018

Bracken Ridge BMX Facility project completed

More information

To find out more information about the Bracken Ridge BMX Facility project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Bracken Ridge BMX Facility
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434 
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
09 October 2018