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Fresh from an outstanding weekend of competition as hosts of the second round of the Chambikx/Probikx UCI and Grands Assault National Series, the Shepparton BMX community has received some great news.   On Sunday, before…

Fresh from an outstanding weekend of competition as hosts of the second round of the Chambikx/Probikx UCI and Grands Assault National Series, the Shepparton BMX community has received some great news.

 

On Sunday, before competition began, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Dinny Adem announced that the Shepparton BMX track would undergo a major upgrade in the near future.

 

The Victorian State Government, who contributed through the 2017- 2018 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, and the Shepparton BMX Club, who will be providing a financial contribution and in kind works, have made the project possible.

 

The upgrade is set to include:

 

  • Development of a junior development pump track
  • Construction of a new 8 metre start hill
  • Installation of new 200 lux lighting towers

 

The Mayor said the funding was an enormous bonus for the community.

 

“This funding will enable our club and BMX community to grow via new beginner programs to get children on bikes, additional training at night, other innovative programs, a centre of excellence for regional Victoria, pathway development and helping continue our reputation as a major events hub and sporting capital of regional Australia,” Mayor Adem said.

“The project will also further enhance our Regional Sports Precinct, which is nearing completion of its $21 million redevelopment.”

 

The mayor also thanked BMX Australia and BMX Victoria for continuing to support the Shepparton BMX Club and Council with the hope to continue the strong relationships they have formed in the years to come.