Friday, 17 August 2018

Wagga Wagga will be home to the biggest multisport cycling complex in the state with the NSW Government announcing $6.92 million funding to bring it to life.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Liberal candidate for Wagga Wagga Julia Ham to announce Wagga’s future home of cycling will be delivered by Council by 2020. 

“Healthy communities are vibrant communities and we are building the spaces and places that enable everyone to participate in sport,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“From children learning to safely ride, grandparents out for a morning walk to elite athletes training to ride for Australia, we are building regional sporting infrastructure so people of all ages can be their fittest, healthiest selves.”
Liberal candidate for Wagga Wagga Julia Ham said Pomingalarna Reserve is already loved by bushwalkers, runners, bike riders and nature enthusiasts and the new development will honor the nearby historic Aboriginal site and Wiradjuri Walking Track.

“This project will mean big things for all levels of the community, from cycling groups, learner riders to our elite athletes we are so famous for here in Wagga,” Mrs Ham said.

 “This fantastic new complex will feature new mountain bike and running paths, a new BMX track, a cycling education area, mountain bike playground, a new velodrome and new car parking, barbeques - a place for the whole community to enjoy.”         

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is investing in sporting and recreational infrastructure to reduce barriers to sport and increase participation.
“We know that by building the right facilities to meet we don’t just develop strong athletes, we develop stronger communities,” Mr Ayres said. 

“This complex will boost community health and ensure future champions keep coming from Wagga.”