Waller Park’s million dollar makeover officially opened
Published: 10 October 2018
Logan City Council has officially opened Waller Park’s upgraded BMX facility.
The Waller Park BMX Enhancements Project saw the construction of the City of Logan’s first bitumen pump track, as well as a new access road and a clubhouse for Centenary Plains BMX Club.
City of Logan Acting Mayor and Division 8 Councillor Cherie Dalley said the project was made possible by Council’s $692,000 funding commitment, the Queensland Government’s $335,000 grant which included funding through the Get Playing Plus program, and $28,500 from Centenary Plains BMX Club.
“We’ve had great feedback on the new clubhouse, access road and pump track, which is not just for Centenary Plains BMX Club but also for the wider community to enjoy,” Cr Dalley said.
“This area is now a hub for alternative sports, as the BMX track is adjacent to a popular skate park.”
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the project’s completion is great news for club members and local residents.
“The club’s members meet regularly and host competitions that attract participants and spectators from all over the state,” Cr Swenson said.
“It’s great that the club members now have a clubhouse for the first time in the club’s 30-plus year history.
“The Waller Park BMX Enhancements Project means a lot to our community not just in terms of improved infrastructure for residents but also in terms of jobs generated during the construction of the pump track, access road and clubhouse.”
Also in attendance at yesterday’s opening were life club members, along with Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick and Member for Logan Linus Power.