Published on 28 February 2023
Community consultation has been extended until Friday 17 March 2023.
May last year we asked you to give us your feedback about the way you use RW Stone Reserve and what features you would like to see at the new community bike park there.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their comments and ideas, this feedback was used to inform our RW Stone Master Plan and Bike Jumps Concept Plan.
Some features we want to include are:
Now we want to know if we got it right. Take a look at our draft Master Plan and Bike Jumps Concept Plan and give us your feedback about the future development of RW Stone Reserve.
Council supported the decision to build a dedicated bike park at RW Stone Reserve as during COVID-19 restrictions our young people were building their own jumps in Somers. The project is being funded through our COVID Recovery Actions ($100k) and through other funding channels ($30k) for the planning, design and construction.
We’re working with specialist landscape and park planners @leisure Planners to carefully consider the local environment, neighbourhood and the wider community who use the reserve regularly.
HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY
Our community consultation closes on Friday 17 March.
To provide your feedback on our Master Plan and Bike Jumps Concept visit:
Hard copy forms are also available at Shire Customer Service Centres and libraries.
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“We want to know your thoughts about our new bike park in Somers. Did we get what you wanted down on paper? Tell us before 17 March to help us secure the future of outdoor sporting and recreation opportunities in our community.”
Quote attributable to Red Hill Ward Councillor David Gill:
“An accessible and functional bike park for riders of all levels but especially our kids should be at Somers soon for mountain bike and BMX enthusiasts. I look forward to this recreation reserve being well used by all and well maintained into the future”