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Update - Friday 30 July

Contributions to the survey posted on this page has now closed. Thank you to everyone for your feedback.

We will now collate the contributions and analyse the feedback to share with community and the upcoming in-person session at The Hill Mountain Bike Park when the session is reschedule.

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Update - Monday 19 July

Due to the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host the in-person engagement session scheduled for this Saturday 24 July.

We aim to reschedule the event once restrictions are eased. In the meantime, this online engagement and survey will remain open for feedback.

Background

We're seeking feedback from bike riders, their families and any interested residents about opportunities to improve and enhance the Hill Mountain Bike Park, located at the corner of Fyans St and Shannon Ave in Newtown.

Feedback submitted will inform future planning of open spaces in the region as part of our commitment to delivering facilities which support healthy communities.

A recent assessment of bike tracks and jumps has identified a number of makeshift jumps and structures throughout the region.

To reduce the risk of injury, jumps and structures at tracks along the Deviation in Fyansford and at Zillah Crawcour Park will need to be removed whilst we continue to look for more opportunities to encourage and support outdoor physical activity for all ages.

We know that many young people are involved in bike riding and understand that this may be disappointing to some community members who have created and used these makeshift bike tracks and jumps, however, public safety needs to be our top priority.

We appreciate there is interest from the community to create additional facilities for mountain bike and BMX riders in the region, particularly for more advanced users. We are interested in hearing about your experiences of using the nearby The Hill Mountain Bike Park in Newtown.

How to have your say

NOTE: Contributions to this survey have now closed.

Please complete the survey below, and if you are interested in being involved in further engagement about improving the Hill Mountain Bike Park, leave your details in survey.

A face-to-face session with bike riders was to be held at the Hill Mountain Bike Park from 11.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 24 July but has been postpone. a new date will be posted here as soon as restrictions allow.

PLEASE NOTE - Current covid-19 restrictions will limit numbers, if you wish to attend please register via the survey below and add your email address so we can contact you about session times.