Redhead BMX / Pump Track Facility

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This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback.

Following the completion of the community consultation in 2020, we have undertaken a feasibility assessment on all sites that were suggested by the community as part of this consultation. This assessment was based on a set of criteria which took into account attributes such as access to amenities and existing services, site topography, similar surrounding land use and visual amenity. Redhead Beach (next to the overflow car park) has been identified as the most suitable option.

A concept design has been developed to give the community an indication of the style of track and how the facility could integrate with the landscape. It is important to note that the design is only a concept and further consultation will occur on the design during the detailed design phase of the project.


Survey closed 6 December 2021.


Draft concept design - Redhead Beach (next to the overflow car park)



This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback.

Following the completion of the community consultation in 2020, we have undertaken a feasibility assessment on all sites that were suggested by the community as part of this consultation. This assessment was based on a set of criteria which took into account attributes such as access to amenities and existing services, site topography, similar surrounding land use and visual amenity. Redhead Beach (next to the overflow car park) has been identified as the most suitable option.

A concept design has been developed to give the community an indication of the style of track and how the facility could integrate with the landscape. It is important to note that the design is only a concept and further consultation will occur on the design during the detailed design phase of the project.


Survey closed 6 December 2021.


Draft concept design - Redhead Beach (next to the overflow car park)



  • Concept plans pump up Lake Mac’s recreational options

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    A new BMX pump-track would be built at Redhead Beach, and a separate pump-track and skate park added to the Rathmines foreshore, under Lake Macquarie City Council concept plans.

    Council is calling for public feedback on the two plans, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and bolstering the city’s recreational options for people of all ages.

    The Redhead pump-track is proposed for the bottom of the overflow car park at Redhead Beach.

    Measuring 65m from end to end, the concept track features multiple entry/exit points, jump lines, landscaping and rest areas.

    Council engaged pump-track company Dirtz, which has built similar facilities across Australia and overseas, to create a concept suitable for all ages and abilities.

    Dirtz Managing Director Brett Barnes said the design included jump sections and other features.

    “Pump-tracks are basically like a rollercoaster for people on bikes, boards and scooters,” he said.

    “It will cater for the youngest children on scooters and balance bikes, mums and dads, all the way through to seasoned professionals. Each level of user will find something different and use the pump track in a different way.”

    Council Manager Community Assets Brendan Callander said public consultation last year, during which three other potential sites in Redhead were put on the table, didn’t identify a clear favourite.

    “This site was one of the alternatives raised during community consultation,” he said.

    “It demonstrated clear benefits, including its amazing beachside location and access to existing amenities, such as the public toilets and café at Redhead Beach.

    “We’re keen to hear again from the community what they think about these concept plans – whether we have the right type of track, and whether the location provides the right fit.”

    In Rathmines, a skate park, pump-track and youth hub are proposed, with $1.6 million in developer contributions and government grants set aside for the project.

    The new installations would replace and extend upon the existing outdated skate facility at Rathmines Park.

    Mr Callander said a multi-court and/or a parkour area were other possibilities for the site.

    “Features included in the final plan will be subject to community feedback, as well as available budget for the project,” he said.

    Construction on both projects is expected to begin in 2022-23.

    Go to shape.lakemac.com.au for more information and to have your say.

  • December 2020 update

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    Council ran an early engagement process between the 8 - 18 December to determine if there is community need for a BMX/Bike pump tack in Redhead.

    We also asked the community to provide feedback on three potential locations for the track.

    In total, we received 439 completed surveys - thank you to everyone who took the time to participate online or speak with us in person.

    Next steps

    • We will analyse community feedback in January 2021 and compile the results in a final engagement report.

    • Results from community feedback will form part of a formal assessment process that Council will undertake in February 2021, to determine the feasibility of constructing a track in the area.

    • We aim to provide the engagement report along with the final assessment outcomes in March 2021.

    • If a BMX/Bike pump track is deemed to be feasible for the area, we will advise the community on next steps for engagement, which will likely include a detailed design component.

    If you do have questions over the Christmas break, please ask the Project Team and we will respond in the new year.

    Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

    The Project Team

Page last updated: 07 December 2021, 08:55