Dwellingup: Construction of new skate park well underway

Cameron Campbell, Shivanagh Campbell-Warr, Eve Campbell and Charli Campbell-Warr check out progress on the skate park.
Cameron Campbell, Shivanagh Campbell-Warr, Eve Campbell and Charli Campbell-Warr check out progress on the skate park.

CONSTRUCTION is well underway on the skate park component of the National Trails Centre Project at Dwellingup.

The park will include rails and ramps, half and quarter pipes, a wall ride, banks, kerbs and ledges.

Shire of Murray president David Bolt said Advanteering Civil Engineers, endorsed as the preferred tenderers in September, were undertaking the works which were expected to finish at the end of March.

The skate park enhances other project components including a pump track, trails centre, an expanded Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, landscaping and upgraded parking and pathways.

Construction of the pump track starts next week with Common Ground the successful tenderer.

Cr Bolt said the pump track would incorporate several jumps including tabletops, step up/step downs and doubles as well as sharp and bullnose berms, rollers and platforms.

“Riders of all ages will be able to negotiate the asphalt circuit which offers multiple lines and promises a great flow,” he said.

Cr Bolt said work on the Trails Centre building was expected to start in March.

“An attractive central walkway to connect various project components has been finalised with the start of works to compliment the redevelopment of the Trails Centre building, and parking and pathway improvements to follow the completion of landscape works,” he said.

Hotham Valley Tourist Railway’s turntable installation was progressing well, with completion expected in the next few months.

An out of use rail triangle has been removed and a train turntable placed to better position the town’s rail trails as a central feature of Dwellingup’s tourism offering.

Visitors to the Trails Centre will be able to view the trains as they pass by the centre to turn on the turntable.

“The Dwellingup National Trails Centre Project is a catalyst for establishing a sustainable economy for Dwellingup and the transformation of the town into a national and future international trails town,” Cr Bolt said.