Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic became determined to build a local BMX track after seeing a group of riders in the Fisher’s Ghost festival parade earlier this month.
“It was very impressive seeing all the BMX Bandits riding their bikes in our parade, but I was a bit disappointed to find out they were out of Elderslie and that we didn’t have a track in Campbelltown,’’ Cr Brticevic told Tuesday night’s council meeting.
He got full council support for a report into the feasibility of a BMX track alongside the recently opened St Helens Park skate facility.
Cr Brticevic also suggested that soil from earthworks associated with a carpark to be built on the site be used towards the creation of a BMX track.
“This could end up being cheaper than carting the soil away,’’ he said.
In other decisions on Tuesday night:
• Council backed Cr Paul Lake’s plan for a sports venue sponsorship policy to attract big time sport of all kinds to Campbelltown. The first step is the preparation of a report looking into how this would work and how much money would be needed to make it a success.
• Council rejected plans for a boarding house with nine rooms in Allman Street after the deputy mayor, Cr Meg Oates hit out at the application as not being up to the standard expected in Campbelltown. “This is just not good enough,’’ Cr Oates told council.
• Councillors gave the green light for the closure of a walkway in Ambarvale used by trailbike riders to escape detection by police. The walkway is situated between Mantalini Street and Copperfield Reserve.
• They also approved a $4,400 contribution towards the council staff Christmas parties, half of each going to the indoor and outdoor staff end of year functions.