Bare Creek Bike Park
You may be aware of the proposal to build a multi-use MTB park at Belrose. With the landfill at the tip closing in November 2014 it is now time to gain momentum for this project. Bare Creek Bike Park would combine XC, DH, AM, Flow, Jump, Pump and CX as well as areas for skills and junior riders
Please see the attached proposal developed by Seuter Planners with the help of IMBA Australia; http://www.wamc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_fil...
Can you help by emailing the local councillors and expressing your views. The next council meeting is 27th May, so these emails need to find their target before this date. You are also encouraged to attend this meeting to show support.
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A bit of history in regards to the Belrose Tip (Bare Creek Bike Park)
Manly Warringah Mountain Bike Club/Trail Care were invited onto the Community Advisory Committee at the Belrose Waste and Recycling Centre in mid 2009 by then Councillor Harris from Belrose Rural Community. The idea being for future use proposal for the site once the landfill operations are completed in November 2014.
To fund this concept the landfill established an enhancement fund from levies on tonnage brought to the site. This fund is to be used after closure and will be in the vicinity of $3.4M.
In 2009 WSN Environmental Solutions set to develop a Draft Future Use Concept Plan which was released in February 2010. Submissions to the plan were sought for the 3 options presented. Option 3 (mountain biking) represented 46% of the preferred option and won comfortably.
Warringah Council, at a meeting voted in favour to support the MTB option in principle, but their current stand is that they have insufficient funds to take on the management role of the site. The DA to be changed from SP2 to recreation has been passed through WC. The state member for Davidson (Jonathon O’Dea) has given his full support as well as local Councillor Jose Menano-Pires and the previous Finance Minister Greg Pierce.
The state government sold off the transfer station to French Company, SITA in 2011 and the landfill site went to another state government run company, Waste Assets Management Corporation.
October 2012 cyclists and community groups (which many of you attended) conducted workshops with WAMC, Seuter Planners and IMBA Australia. The workshops were used to discuss the proposed facility, opportunities and constraints, and help shape outcomes.
With this information and help from Trail Care, Seuter Planners have produced the “Bare Creek Bike Park Plan”.
If this plan comes to reality it will be the only venue of its kind in NSW. Demand will be high and it should reduce the impact on illegal trails within Manly/Warringah. At present Manly Dam is the only legal riding facility for MTB’ing in the LGA.