BMX riders at the upgraded Broadford track, back, from left, Zac Brown, Wade Worth and Jabe Brown and front, Ryder Worth and Lauren Worth.

Broadford’s BMX track is safer and more accessible after maintenance works by Mitchell Shire Council.

The track, open to the public and located at The Parade, off Jamieson Street, closed for a week in February to fix the surface and narrow tabletops that made it dangerous for novice riders.

The surface of the track was sealed with a stabilising product to reduce future erosion and loose stone build up and drainage issues were fixed.

The structural changes give the track a better flow and make it more interesting to ride.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm said the council hoped the upgrade would encourage more people to use the track or try BMX riding for the first time.

“We have a large cycling community in Mitchell Shire, and they told us the Broadford BMX Track needed some work,” he said.

“Staying active is important for all of us and this is another way Council can encourage the community to live healthier, active lives.”

Seymour BMX rider Wade Worth said riders were grateful the council have listened to our requests for improvements to the track and he couldn’t wait to see more people using it.

“BMX is a popular local sport, and the accessibility improvements will encourage more people to give BMX riding a go. The Broadford BMX Track is a great community asset and I look forward to seeing lots of new faces out there,” he said.

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  1. Not sure if the sealing has been completed yet but the council certainly failed to water down the track daily after works were conducted. The water is used to help pack and settle the track. Lack of funding was overheard!

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