Published on 12 May 2022
We’re pleased to announce a new community bike park is being planned at RW Stone Reserve in Somers.
During the COVID-19 lockdowns our local young people were building their own dirt jumps at the reserve.
Council supported the decision to build a dedicated bike park at RW Stone Reserve and is funding $100k through our COVID Recovery Actions and $30K through our other funding channels for the planning, design and construction.
We would like to provide a bike park including features such as:
We are working with award-winning recreation planners @Leisure to establish key features and the best location for a bike park within the reserve. This planning phase will carefully consider the local environment, neighbourhood and the wider community who use the reserve regularly.
We want you to have your say about what features you would like to see at the bike park, how you currently use the reserve and any general comments or thoughts about RW Stone Reserve. Your feedback will be used to create a concept plan for the reserve.
Community consultation is currently open and closes 7 June 2022.
To provide your thoughts and learn more visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/somersbikepark
Hard copy forms are also available at Shire Customer Service Centres.
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“With a brand-new bike park at RW Stone Reserve, Somers can provide a large range of outdoor sporting and recreation opportunities for our community.”
Quote attributable to Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill:
“I’m pleased Council endorsed this decision to build a well located, quality bike park for the Somers community. Our kids will enjoy informal sporting activities here, hopefully for decades to come.”