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Safety upgrade to Port Macquarie Regional Cycle track
The cycle track requires an urgent safety upgrade of a dangerous corner of the track to minimise future accidents.
What’s this project about?
The benefits include minimising future accidents amongst competitors including junior riders and improving the surface condition of the bend. The safety improvements also include removing a tree located 1m off the track at the point of greatest speed approaching the downhill section into the bend. The removal of the tree will negate the potential for impact from errant and inexperienced riders and will allow juniors to race with confidence.
The community will be better off as the upgrade will reduce accidents at this location and reduce the probability of a serious injury caused by the tree located just 1m off the track entering into the downhill bend. With the upgrade in place it will result in juniors coming back to racing as currently the entry and exit of the corner is not ideal for inexperienced and junior riders.
The Port Macquarie Cycle Club has costed the upgrade and has received development approval for the works. The works will be supervised by a construction Engineer with 30 years of experience. Once funds are approved construction can commence and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. It is envisaged that the works can be complete for the summer racing season and allow junior competitions to be held in safety.
Why should you vote for this project?
- The safety upgrade will improve riders' safety on a dangerous downhill corner of the cycling track.
- It will allow juniors and inexperienced riders to recommence racing in confidence once the safety upgrade is complete.
- The safety upgrade will allow the more State and National cycling championships to be held increasing tourism to Port Macquarie.
All project information is provided by the applicant. The NSW Government is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.