Dwellingup: Hundreds flock to opening of new pump track and skate park


Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Shire President David Bolt and Murray MLA Robyn Clarke.
Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Shire President David Bolt and Murray MLA Robyn Clarke.

HUNDREDS of people flocked to the opening of the new Pump Track and Skate Park at Dwellingup last month.

Riders and skaters dropped into the new facilities, negotiating the asphalt circuit of the pump track and carving the rails, ramps, half and quarter pipes, banks, ledges and curbs of the skate park.

Shire President David Bolt said the opening was an Easter treat for locals.

“While both amenities encourage increased participation, the Pump Track especially offers a fit-for-purpose warm-up facility for competitive and non-|competitive bike trail users and supports mountain biking and trails events in Dwellingup,’’ he said.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said developing Dwellingup as a national trails town would boost local business and create local jobs.

“It has been fantastic to see the Shire of Murray and the community work together to achieve this outcome,” she said.

Lotterywest chief executive Susan Hunt said Lotterywest was delighted to support the project with a $251,000 grant.

“When West Australians play Lotterywest games, the benefits flow back to WA and to community projects like this skate park and pump track,’’ she said.