BMX Pump Track - Jerry Bailey Oval, Shoalhaven Heads

In 2018, 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.

The Pump Track has since been constructed and was opened on 16 June 2019.

The Forum is now proposing to seal the track and Council has resolved to give in-principle approval to the sealing, subject to the outcome of the community consultation process.


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.


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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.

In 2018, 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.

The Pump Track has since been constructed and was opened on 16 June 2019.

The Forum is now proposing to seal the track and Council has resolved to give in-principle approval to the sealing, subject to the outcome of the community consultation process.


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.


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 Temporarily Closed During Sealing Process

    4 days ago
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    Through sponsorship, donations and successful grant applications, the Shoalhaven Heads community have raised enough funds to complete the sealing of the BMX Pump Track on Jerry Bailey Oval. As a result, the track will be closed from 14 to 20 December 2019, depending on the weather.
    During this time the track will be sealed with bitumen.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the track closure, however it will be exciting to have this project completed prior to the Christmas Holidays.

    Through sponsorship, donations and successful grant applications, the Shoalhaven Heads community have raised enough funds to complete the sealing of the BMX Pump Track on Jerry Bailey Oval. As a result, the track will be closed from 14 to 20 December 2019, depending on the weather.
    During this time the track will be sealed with bitumen.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the track closure, however it will be exciting to have this project completed prior to the Christmas Holidays.

  • Community Consultation Results Support Sealing the Track

    4 months ago
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    13 August 2019

    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 28 May 2019, it was resolved to give in-principle approval to seal the Pump Track, subject to the outcome of community consultation (MIN19.332).

    Council staff completed the community consultation between 4 July and 4 August 2019. The results have indicated most of the community have a high level of support for the Pump Track, and overall, most show a preference to ultimately seal the facility (see consultation results). Therefore, due to the high level of support, the project can proceed without a further report to Council.

    The last step before final approval is the Native Title assessment and Review of Environmental Factors. These are currently in progress and estimated to be completed by early September 2019. Formal and final approval can be given at the completion of these investigations, subject to no adverse issues being identified.

    13 August 2019

    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 28 May 2019, it was resolved to give in-principle approval to seal the Pump Track, subject to the outcome of community consultation (MIN19.332).

    Council staff completed the community consultation between 4 July and 4 August 2019. The results have indicated most of the community have a high level of support for the Pump Track, and overall, most show a preference to ultimately seal the facility (see consultation results). Therefore, due to the high level of support, the project can proceed without a further report to Council.

    The last step before final approval is the Native Title assessment and Review of Environmental Factors. These are currently in progress and estimated to be completed by early September 2019. Formal and final approval can be given at the completion of these investigations, subject to no adverse issues being identified.

  • SURVEY - Have your say on the sealing of the Pump Track

    4 months ago
    CLOSED: This survey was open from 4 July to 4 August 2019. Thank you to all who participated.
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    4 July 2019

    At Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 28 May 2019, Council resolved to give in-principle approval to seal the Pump Track subject to the outcome of the community consultation process.

    Council undertook community consultation in late 2018 regarding the proposal for an unsealed track. Further community consultation must now be undertaken to determine the level of support and need for the sealing of the track and to provide community members with the opportunity to give feedback. In conjunction with this consultation, Council will complete Native Title Assessments and a Review of Environmental Factors.

    Complete the survey online

    Alternatively, hardcopy surveys are available on request - phone Council on (02) 4429 3111.

    The survey will be open from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 4 August 2019.

    4 July 2019

    At Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 28 May 2019, Council resolved to give in-principle approval to seal the Pump Track subject to the outcome of the community consultation process.

    Council undertook community consultation in late 2018 regarding the proposal for an unsealed track. Further community consultation must now be undertaken to determine the level of support and need for the sealing of the track and to provide community members with the opportunity to give feedback. In conjunction with this consultation, Council will complete Native Title Assessments and a Review of Environmental Factors.

    Complete the survey online

    Alternatively, hardcopy surveys are available on request - phone Council on (02) 4429 3111.

    The survey will be open from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 4 August 2019.

  • Sealing of the Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track

    6 months ago
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    31 May 2019

    The sealing of the Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track was brought before Council via a Notice of Motion at Council's Ordinary Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    It was resolved at the meeting that:

    1. Council give in-principle approval to bringing forward the sealing of the Shoalhaven Heads pump track.
    2. Approval be given to seal the Shoalhaven Head Pump Track without a further report to Council subject to the outcome of the Community Consultation process.

    Council is now preparing for further community consultation, Native Title assessments, and updating the Review of Environmental Factors. These processes are expected to take...

    31 May 2019

    The sealing of the Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track was brought before Council via a Notice of Motion at Council's Ordinary Meeting on 28 May 2019.

    It was resolved at the meeting that:

    1. Council give in-principle approval to bringing forward the sealing of the Shoalhaven Heads pump track.
    2. Approval be given to seal the Shoalhaven Head Pump Track without a further report to Council subject to the outcome of the Community Consultation process.

    Council is now preparing for further community consultation, Native Title assessments, and updating the Review of Environmental Factors. These processes are expected to take approximately 3 months, and are required to be completed to advise the best way forward in regard to sealing the Pump Track.

    The Pump Track will be officially opened as an unsealed facility on Sunday 16 June 2019, whilst Council undertakes the aforementioned processes.

  • Pump Track Takes Shape

    9 months 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

    9 months ago
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    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

    10 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

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    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.

  • Where is the Pump Track proposed to go?

    5 months ago

    October 2018

    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.

    October 2018

    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.