The Darra BMX facility at Monier Road Park in Darra is beginning to take shape, as construction commenced in September 2018 and is now well underway.
The project is part of a $2.3-million commitment from the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to construct two new competition-grade BMX tracks in Brisbane. Expected to be completed by mid-2019, the Darra BMX facility will deliver a new high-quality free-facility that will cater to riders of varying skill-levels— young, beginners, and professionals. Integrated with fields and other park facilities, the new facility will include freestyle jump riding, race training, and tracks for recreational riding.
The Darra BMX facility features:
- An asphalt BMX track with entry level, intermediate, and advanced runs
- Shaded shelters
- A drinking fountain
- Landscaping including trees, ground covers, and turf
- Stormwater connections to service the new BMX track
A specialist design team has been commissioned to design the facility after community consultation, whose final detailed concept design was made public in mid-August 2018.
For the facility construction to commence, prior remediation works to the north-eastern section of the former landfill site at Monier Road Park were completed. Despite minimal vegetation removal, about 30 new trees will be planted as part of the landscaping works.
The continuing constructions works in the north-eastern section of Monier Road Park will include:
- installing an asphalt BMX track with entry level, intermediate and advanced runs
- landscaping including trees, groundcovers and turf
- installing drainage, a new shade shelter, drinking fountain and signage
- reinstating a grassed public open space area for community use.
For the duration of the construction works, the north-eastern section of Monier Road Park will be fenced off and closed to the public; the playground and the open space to the west of the park remains open.
Construction takes place between 7 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday to Saturday.