Multi-Sport Cycling Complex steps up a gear
Published: 03 Jul 2020 2:15pm
The next step in Wagga Wagga becoming the State’s cycling sport capital shifted to a higher gear this week with Wagga Wagga City Council awarding a contract for a number of elements in the $9.2M project.
The move towards the design and construction of the city’s Multi-Sport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna gathered pace when Council named Joss Construction as the successful contractor for the complex.
The Wagga Wagga Multi-Sports Cycling Complex is planned for the eastern part of the Pomingalarna Reserve on the city’s western outskirts.
Council Strategic Asset Planner Ben Creighton said the approval of Council at its 29 June Ordinary Meeting was a significant step forward towards the city realising a first-class sporting and community asset.
“Wagga Wagga is recognised as being a hub for the growth and development of sporting talent across a large range of sports, and particularly the emergence of cycling in recent years,” Mr Creighton said.
“To foster and further the growth and development of this talent, Council wants to invest in state-of-the-art, centralised sporting facilities across the city,” he said.
“This project at Pomingalarna forms a major part of that planning and development.
“The multi-sport complex will bring many opportunities to the city through competitive sport at all levels in a number of disciplines, and also through leisure activities as a community space.
“Wagga Wagga is embracing cycling as a serious sporting and leisure activity. We have many stakeholder groups based around cycling and this all ties in with our current Active Travel Plan which is seeing more than 40 kilometres of cycling and shared paths being constructed across the city.
Additional elements of the project will be delivered in future contracts.
The NSW Government announced the majority of funding for this project in August 2018.
Read more about the project here: https://connect.wagga.nsw.gov.au/pomingalarna-cycle-complex