BMX Australia withdraws from Reedy Creek development BMX Australia has today informed the City of Gold Coast council that it will not be proceeding with the planned Reedy Creek joint development. The City of Gold…
BMX Australia withdraws from Reedy Creek development
BMX Australia has today informed the City of Gold Coast council that it will not be proceeding with the planned Reedy Creek joint development.
The City of Gold Coast and BMXA had made plans for the development of a Supercross track and National Administration headquarters for the Gold Coast site, however the organisation’s new board has decided against continuing with the development.
BMXA CEO Martin Shaw said there were a number of reasons for the change in direction, while thanking the City of Gold Coast for their willingness to engage in the project.
“We are very appreciative of the work done and commitment shown by the City of Gold Coast however as an organisation we don’t think this development is in the best interests of our sport and members,” Shaw said.
“We have a new Board that is setting a different direction for the sport and the significant financial contributions involved in a development of this nature, both initially and ongoing, were not deemed to be the best use of our limited financial resources.
“From a race track perspective, there is a limit to the number of venues required in Australia that meet UCI standards for international events and with the Sleeman Sports Complex track just one hour up the road, as well as Bathurst in NSW, a track in Adelaide in development and the recent announcement of an upgraded facility in Shepparton in Victoria, we believe another track is not needed.
“We understand a great deal of work has gone into getting the project to the current stage by both the council and BMXA but by making this decision now we are both able to reallocate our resources to more beneficial projects.”
The BMX National Championships will be held at the Sleeman Sports Complex Supercross track from April 24-30.