Balmoral Cycling Club’s new clubhouse, a 1.4km Olympic-standard cycling track and neighbouring skate park, basketball half-court, shared cycling track and footpath are all part of a $35 million upgrade that began in Brisbane last week.
Construction has just started on the Brisbane International Cycle Park as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Murrarie Recreation Reserve upgrade project that is destined for use in the lead-up to the Brisbane 20232 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Murrarie Recreation Reserve development was a great example of all three levels of government working together with funding contributions from both the federal and state government.
When completed in 2024, the Brisbane International Cycle Park will include a 500m speed skating track, a multipurpose clubhouse, a new criterium cycling track and an upgraded car park with up to 200 spaces, among several other refurbished amenities. A walking track will be separated from the cycle track.
Brisbane City Council paid “the lion‘s share” of the Murrarie Recreation Reserve’s redevelopment, with $6 million of the $35 million coming from the Federal Government, and $2.5 million from the Queensland Government.
Brisbane-based Epoca Constructions was awarded the tender for the project as part of Brisbane City Council’s local procurement strategy, which aims to have 80 per cent of all council contracts awarded to local companies.