BMX Pump Track - Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads

Small colour Image of the plan for the Proposed BMX Pump Track at Jerry Bailey Oval in Shoalhaven Heads

Shoalhaven City Council received a proposal from the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum to construct a BMX pump track in Jerry Bailey Oval at Shoalhaven Heads.

Council conducted community engagement to assess the level of broad community support for the proposal. The results of the engagement showed there was a majority in support of the pump track being constructed.

Council has since resolved to support the proposal from the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum, and Council will now oversee the delivery of the project.

What is a Pump Track?

A pump track is a type of off-road terrain for cycle sports, consisting of a circuit of banked turns and humps. The proposed BMX pump track includes the importation of clean fill to create mounds and turns.


Where is the Pump Track proposed to go?

The proposed location and concept layout is provided in the attached plan. The location of the proposed Pump Track is within close proximity to the existing learn to ride circuit and skate park. The subject site is zoned RE1 Public Recreation under the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014.


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Enquiries should be directed to the Shoalhaven City Council - Recreation, Community & Culture Group on tel: (02) 4429 3672.

Shoalhaven City Council received a proposal from the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum to construct a BMX pump track in Jerry Bailey Oval at Shoalhaven Heads.

Council conducted community engagement to assess the level of broad community support for the proposal. The results of the engagement showed there was a majority in support of the pump track being constructed.

Council has since resolved to support the proposal from the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum, and Council will now oversee the delivery of the project.

What is a Pump Track?

A pump track is a type of off-road terrain for cycle sports, consisting of a circuit of banked turns and humps. The proposed BMX pump track includes the importation of clean fill to create mounds and turns.


Where is the Pump Track proposed to go?

The proposed location and concept layout is provided in the attached plan. The location of the proposed Pump Track is within close proximity to the existing learn to ride circuit and skate park. The subject site is zoned RE1 Public Recreation under the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014.


Stay Informed

New information and updates will be added to the News Feed section of this page as the project progresses. To receive updates on this project - please click on the "Stay Informed" button on this page.

Enquiries should be directed to the Shoalhaven City Council - Recreation, Community & Culture Group on tel: (02) 4429 3672.

  • Pump Track Takes Shape

    26 days ago
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    29 March 2019

    Over the recent weeks, the Pump Track Sub-Committee have commenced shaping and compacting the Pump Track. The surface of the track consists of compacted reclaimed aggregate, whilst the edges are a clay-based material.

    The Sub-Committee is awaiting the delivery of topsoil to place around the edges of the track, to make conditions for landscaping more ideal.

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 March 2019, Council granted the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum $7,000 of funding to go towards the construction and delivery of the Pump Track.

    According to feedback being received by Council staff, the majority of...

    29 March 2019

    Over the recent weeks, the Pump Track Sub-Committee have commenced shaping and compacting the Pump Track. The surface of the track consists of compacted reclaimed aggregate, whilst the edges are a clay-based material.

    The Sub-Committee is awaiting the delivery of topsoil to place around the edges of the track, to make conditions for landscaping more ideal.

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 March 2019, Council granted the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum $7,000 of funding to go towards the construction and delivery of the Pump Track.

    According to feedback being received by Council staff, the majority of the community are very excited for the completion and activation of this project.


  • Construction of Pump Track Commenced

    about 2 months ago
    Construction commenced drone
    The Pump Track Sub-Committee has commenced construction of the Pump Track on Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.
    The construction site currently consists of material stockpiled around the footprint of the track, and a shipping container for temporary storage during construction.
    The site has been fenced off and the appropriate sediment control has been installed. The material onsite has been laboratory tested and certified prior to delivery.
    The construction phase of the pump track will comprise of the following key milestones:
    • Shaping of the track
    • Raking and compaction of the track
    • Final surfacing of the track
    • Battering the slopes and berms
    • ...

    The Pump Track Sub-Committee has commenced construction of the Pump Track on Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.
    The construction site currently consists of material stockpiled around the footprint of the track, and a shipping container for temporary storage during construction.
    The site has been fenced off and the appropriate sediment control has been installed. The material onsite has been laboratory tested and certified prior to delivery.
    The construction phase of the pump track will comprise of the following key milestones:
    • Shaping of the track
    • Raking and compaction of the track
    • Final surfacing of the track
    • Battering the slopes and berms
    • Landscaping around the perimeter and edges of the track
    A temporary water supply has been arranged to assist with compaction and reduce dust during the construction phase of the track.


  • Subcommittee Source Material for Track Construction

    2 months ago
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    15 February 2019

    The Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track Subcommittee has been offered a great opportunity to source materials for construction of the track, arising from the development of the Shoalhaven Hospital.

    The construction materials will assist the Subcommittee to move forward with their community project of constructing a pump track at Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.

    The material will start moving onto site shortly and will be fenced off in line with the Review of Environmental Factors and construction standards.

    15 February 2019

    The Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track Subcommittee has been offered a great opportunity to source materials for construction of the track, arising from the development of the Shoalhaven Hospital.

    The construction materials will assist the Subcommittee to move forward with their community project of constructing a pump track at Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.

    The material will start moving onto site shortly and will be fenced off in line with the Review of Environmental Factors and construction standards.

  • Council Resolves to Support BMX Pump Track

    6 months ago
    Capture pump track
    22 October 2018

    Shoalhaven City Council recently completed community consultation regarding the proposal for the BMX pump track at Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.

    The consultation found that there was a majority of the community in support of the proposal, with the results collated and reported to Council's Strategy and Assets Committee meeting 16 October 2018.

    At this meeting, the report was received and deputations were made from community members speaking for and against the proposal. As a result, it was unanimously resolved (MIN18.806):
    That Council supports the proposal by Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum to construct a BMX

    22 October 2018

    Shoalhaven City Council recently completed community consultation regarding the proposal for the BMX pump track at Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads.

    The consultation found that there was a majority of the community in support of the proposal, with the results collated and reported to Council's Strategy and Assets Committee meeting 16 October 2018.

    At this meeting, the report was received and deputations were made from community members speaking for and against the proposal. As a result, it was unanimously resolved (MIN18.806):
    That Council supports the proposal by Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum to construct a BMX
    Pump Track on Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads, subject to Shoalhaven Heads Community
    Forum supplying Council with:
    1. Revised Activation Strategy to include a five-year plan for activating the BMX Pump Track;
    2. Evaluation Criteria as per Council’s Policy; and
    3. Confirmation that they have secured donations and in-kind contributions to fund and deliver the project.
    A video webcast of the meeting and the meeting's minutes are available on Council's website.

    Council will now be working with the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum to ensure that the relevant procedural and legislative requirements are met, as well as overseeing the delivery of this project.

    Please click on “Stay Informed” for future updates on this project.