More ground has been broken in Dwellingup with construction well underway on the Skate Park component of the National Trails Centre Project.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Park will incorporate rails and ramps, half and quarter pipes, a wall ride, banks, kerbs and ledges and is a highly anticipated amenity for the town’s younger residents and a key feature of the Dwellingup National Trails Centre Project precinct.
“Advanteering Civil Engineers who were endorsed as the preferred tenderers in September 2018, are undertaking the works which are anticipated to conclude at the end of March,” Cr. Bolt said.
The Skate Park enhances other project components including a Pump Track, Trails Centre – an expanded Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, landscaping and upgraded parking and pathways.
Construction of the Pump Track will commence in the week of Monday 4 February, with Common Ground endorsed as the successful tenderer at the December 2018 Council Meeting.
“The Pump Track is another anticipated feature for both locals and visitors and will incorporate several jumps including tabletops, step up/step downs and doubles as well as sharp and bull nose berms, rollers and platforms.
“Riders of all ages will be able to negotiate the asphalt circuit which offers multiple lines and promises a great flow,” Cr. Bolt said.
Cr. Bolt further reported that planning for the Trails Centre building is progressing, with a view to commencing works in April.
“An attractive central walkway to connect various project components has been finalised with the commencement of works to compliment the redevelopment of the Trails Centre building, and parking and pathway improvements to follow the completion of landscape works,” Cr. Bolt said.
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway’s turntable installation is progressing well, with completion expected in the next few months.
An out of use rail triangle has been removed and a train turntable placed to better position the town’s rail trails as a central feature of Dwellingup’s tourism offering. Visitors to the Trails Centre will be able to view the trains as they pass by the centre to turn on the turntable.
“The Shire is proud to roll into the next chapter of construction on this significant project.
“The Dwellingup National Trails Centre Project is a catalyst for establishing a sustainable economy for Dwellingup and the transformation of the town into a national and future international trails town,” Cr. Bolt said.
For further project information, please visit www.murray.wa.gov.au/dwellingup-national-trails-centre/.
The Dwellingup National Trails Centre Project has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the State Government through the Local Projects Local Jobs Fund and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Alcoa, Hotham Valley Tourist Railway and Dwellingup Community Association Inc.