Tolosa Park BMX development racing ahead

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A NEW $750,000 BMX track at Tolosa Park has received a boost after the Glenorchy City Council was one of the successful applicants of a 2020-21 Improving the Playing Field Grants Program to go towards its development.

Under the program, grants of between $25,000 and $250,000 were available to local government and sporting organisations for projects that develop or improve functional and inclusive amenities.

$250,000 was awarded to the Glenorchy City Council towards the development of the new BMX track.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Jane Howlett said the current BMX facility at Berridale had its limitations and was restricted to club members only.

“I am confident that the new track at Tolosa Park will also encourage more Tasmanians to take up the Olympic sport while providing young people in the area a safe community space to be active,” she said.

“In 2019, Southern City BMX hosted a round of the National Series with riders from across Australia competing, and the new track will make the area a prime candidate for attracting more national, and potentially international, BMX events to Tasmania.”

Construction on the Tolosa Park BMX track will begin soon and is expected to be completed by January 2022.

“I am pleased to announce that 27 projects across Tasmania, totalling more than $3.7 million will benefit from the large grants stream, with the Grants Program also providing assistance in supporting the state’s building and construction industry and local jobs,” Ms Howlett said.

To see the full list of successful applicants, visit www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr.

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