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Maffra Pump Track – Have your say

Issued: 
January 22, 2021

Do you skate, scoot or cycle? Wellington Shire Council are set to deliver a pump track in Maffra and want to hear from locals about what kind of track layout they prefer.  

A pump track is designed as a circuit of rolling mounds, jumps and banked turns. The track doesn’t require pedalling or pushing, instead a pumping action is used to maintain momentum – whether it is on a board, bike or ’blades.  

The all-weather pump track, first suggested by Maffra Secondary College students during the development of the Wellington Youth Play Project, is funded through the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.  

International track and trail builders Common Ground have created three different designs for the space, each offering varying ride characteristics and experiences.  

Council is seeking feedback on which track design should be chosen.

Community members are invited to view the three layouts at wellington.vic.gov.au/maffrapumptrack, select the preferred track and fill in a short survey about the things that will help to make sure the track is fit-for-purpose, offers a great experience for all abilities, and is a benefit to the community.  

“Maffra’s new pump track will be a wonderful addition to the area. Getting people outdoors and enjoying healthy lifestyles is a key priority for Council and I encourage every local to have their say on the track,” Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said.  

Consultation closes 5pm on Monday 15 February 2021 and the most popular track layout will be constructed in the coming months.

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

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