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.
|Address||Corner of Telegraph Road and Lemke Road, Fitzgibbon|
|Project outcome||New recreational BMX facility|
Construction is complete and the BMX facility is open to the public.
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
- 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.
View the project plan in your preferred format:
- Bracken Ridge BMX facility project plan (PDF - 360kb)
- Bracken Ridge BMX facility project plan (Word - 1.4Mb).
|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
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.