Community consultation for a proposed Velodrome Precinct opened today, with Lord Mayor Vatskalis making the announcement alongside members of Cycling NT and Triathlon NT. Northern Territory Government has committed $2.5M toward upgrades at the Velodrome, which include upgrading and re-banking the track and lighting improvements. Triathlon NT and Cycling NT have proposed additional elements, on the public land adjacent to the Velodrome, which would create a Velodrome Precinct. “City of Darwin is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed additional elements,” said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis “As with any proposal to redevelop public land, Council first seeks comment from the community.” “The land pinpointed for the bike skill track, cycle path and pump track is adjacent to the Velodrome at Bagot Park and would require additional funding.” The proposed additional elements to create the Velodrome Precinct include:
Relocating the bike skills park – a dirt flat track course with jumps and slalom style activities Adding a new criterium track – a closed circuit cycle path surrounding the proposed Velodrome Precinct, and A new pump track – a continuous loop with banked turns and mounds that you ride without pedalling, the ‘pumping’ motion is used to maintain speed.
Alisia Harmon from Cycling NT said the proposed upgrades would provide Darwin families with even more opportunities to get involved with cycling. “The upgrades would give families and individuals a choice of circuits to enjoy. Once complete the tracks would provide a safe environment for the community to pursue a range of recreational activities.” Community consultation has opened today and closes 5 May 2019. To provide feedback and for further information visit https://engage.darwin.nt.gov.au/velodrome.