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2 July, 2021

Town pumped as new track opens in time for the school holidays

MALANDA’S new pride and joy has officially opened with dozens of bike enthusiasts enjoying the town’s exciting new pump track.

By Michael Warren

OPEN: Little McKeller Turner was one of many children to attend the offi cial opening of Malanda’s new pump track.

MALANDA’S new pride and joy has officially opened with dozens of bike enthusiasts enjoying the town’s exciting new pump track. 

The pump track is located at Jack May Park and is expected to regularly attract a range of different users including mountain bikers, scooter enthusiasts, skateboarders and rollerbladers. 

TRC Councillor Dave Bilney in company of mayor Rod Marti and Malanda Chamber of Commerce staff officially cut the ribbon to declare the venue open. 

“This project has been in the makings for in excess of 20 years so it makes me proud to stand here today to see it become a reality,” a delighted Mr Bilney said. 

“I would particularly like to thank the Malanda Chamber of Commerce, who I can safely say have been dogged over the years in advocating for the project and have worked in partnership with Council to achieve the community vision for this precinct.” 

The pump track can be ridden in any direction and has an excellent line of visibility for parents that need to supervise their kids while they are on the track. 

TRC says the low maintenance facility consists of an asphalt surface, fibre reinforced concrete edging with turf finishings. TRC confirmed that in coming months a new playground consisting of a ninja course along with tables and BBQs will also be built at the location to cement its status as a family friendly park.


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