FAQs: BMX Facility Review

Why were the tracks renewed?

Regular maintenance of the tracks is required to ensure the facility is used to its full capacity and most importantly continues to be safe and fit for purpose.

BMX facility styles are constantly evolving due to the creative and progressive nature of the sport and the tracks need to be designed and developed to reflect current trends.

It is important that CoA keeps up to date with recreation trends to encourage people of all ages and abilities to be active in the City. 

Why is the intermediate track more challenging?

The redevelopment of the intermediate track followed community conversations that identified a desire by young people to develop jump skills. Previously the intermediate track did not provide this opportunity.

The redevelopment will attract a new user group amongst young people wanting to experience jumps without the need to take the significant step up to the advanced track jumps.

The intermediate track will allow riders to roll over a series of jumps or try and get some ‘air’.


How can I help with track maintenance?

  • Always keep the facility clean and tidy and put your rubbish in the bin.
  • Remove any fallen debris that obstruct the tracks.
  • If the tracks are muddy, riding will damage the tracks. Please keep off the tracks in inclement weather.
  • Follow instructions provided by signage, CoA staff, volunteers and contractors.

Intermediate track – always water before and during a ride.

Advanced track – always water before and during a ride and put the tarps back on afterwards.

If there are any matters that need attending to, please contact CoA on 8203 7203. 


Can I become a volunteer?

Talk to us about volunteer opportunities by contacting the customer centre on 8203 7203. You’ll never be short of mates to ride with by joining CoA BMX volunteers. 


Where can I find out more?

Please visit yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au for information. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.


How do I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:

Feedback Form

Complete the Feedback Form which asks specific questions about the project and provides an opportunity for general comments regarding the project/proposal.

Online/ Website

Council has a dedicated website that provides an opportunity for quick and efficient online feedback. Visit yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments.

Alternatively, comments can be emailed to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Written Submissions

All written submissions must be received by 5pm, 30 April 2018 and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation

BMX Facility Review

GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Electronic submissions are available online at yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au, or alternatively comments can be e-mailed directly to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.


What happens to my feedback?

Your feedback will be collated and the results will be reported to Council.

Results of the consultation will be uploaded online at yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au, or alternatively, please tick the box provided in the feedback form should you wish to be updated via email.

It is anticipated that this information will be released mid-2018. 


How do I know my feedback has been received?

All feedback forms, submissions or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.


FAQs: Project Update BMX Renewal Blue Gum Park/Kurangga

Why are the tracks being renewed?

Regular maintenance of the tracks is required to ensure the facility is used to its full capacity and most importantly continues to be safe and fit for purpose.

BMX facility styles are constantly evolving due to the creative and progressive nature of the sport and the tracks need to be designed and developed to reflect current trends.

It is important that CoA keeps up to date with recreation trends to encourage people of all ages and abilities to be active in the City. 


What is a pump track?

Pump tracks are not only fun for riders of all ages and skills, but can serve to build a strong riding community.

A pump truck is a combination of berms, rollers, small jumps and cross-overs that you can ‘pump’ around, generating momentum and flowing through without necessarily needing to pedal.


What level of difficultly will each of the tracks be?

Beginner Track: A wide, slow track for beginners on training wheels or learning to balance. Great for young people’s confidence (see photo)

Intermediate Track: Tall jumps and steep corners recommended for riders with experience and the basics well mastered (see photo)

Pump Track: Low mounds and rollers. Best suited to develop beginner & skilled riders (see photo)

Advanced Track: Maintained by volunteers. For advanced riders who have appropriate skills and equipment (see photo).



Why is the intermediate track now more challenging?

The redevelopment of the intermediate track followed community conversations that identified a desire by young people to develop jump skills. Previously the intermediate track did not allow this opportunity.

The redevelopment will attract a new user group amongst young people wanting to experience jumps without the need to take the significant step up to the advanced track jumps.

The intermediate track will allow riders to roll over a series of jumps or try and get some ‘air’.


What facilities can beginner or inexperienced riders use?

The beginner track will remain to ensure inexperienced riders can continue to gain confidence.

A new pump track for beginner and intermediate pump riders has been developed to provide an additional recreation experience at the Kurangga BMX facility.

When will the renewal be finished?

The project renewal will be completed by March 2018.

Following the renewal, CoA will undertake further community engagement to get feedback on the renewed facility. 


How can I help maintain the tracks?

  • Always keep the facility clean and tidy and put your rubbish in the bin.
  • Remove any fallen debris that obstruct the tracks.
  • If the tracks are muddy, riding will damage the tracks. Please keep off the tracks in inclement weather.
  • Follow instructions provided by signage, CoA staff, volunteers and contractors.

Intermediate track – always water before and during a ride.

Advanced track – always water before and during a ride and put the tarps back on afterwards.

If there are any matters that need attending to, please contact CoA on 8203 7203. 


How can I become a volunteer?

Talk to us about volunteer opportunities. You’ll never be short of mates to ride with by joining CoA BMX volunteers.