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Have your say on Sale’s new pump track

Issued: 
March 3, 2021

Wellington Shire Council is set to create a pump track in Sale – and locals are being asked to check out three proposed track layouts and vote for their favourite.

Pump tracks offer a safe place for kids to skate, bike and scoot. No pedalling or pushing is required, instead a pumping action is used to maintain momentum over an asphalt loop of berms, rollers and bowls.

Specialist track design and build team Common Ground has created three all-weather designs for Lions Park. While each design offers different ride characteristics and experiences, they all feature beginner, intermediate and advanced options.  

The pump track, to be created in the south-west corner of the park, is being funded by Wellington Shire Council and the John Leslie Foundation.

“Head to our new Your Wellington Your Say website and tell us which track works for you,” Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said.

“Pump tracks have proven really popular across Wellington Shire, and I’m sure that local kids will love the Sale track, too,” Cr Stephens said.  

Landscaping and tree planting will also be undertaken at what is the only significant park in the northern area of Sale.

Community members are invited to view the three layouts at your.wellington.vic.gov.au/salepumptrack, select a preferred track and fill in a short survey about the things that will help make the track the best it can be.  

Consultation closes Friday 19 March and the most popular track layout will then be constructed over an approximately 10-week period.

For more information about Sale pump track, contact Council’s Open Space Planner on 1300 366 244 or email enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au.

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