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New Brisbane cycling venue on track to foster Olympic stars

New Brisbane cycling venue on track to foster Olympic stars

The long ride to Brisbane Olympic glory could well begin in Murarrie, with the city council committing to a new cycle centre in the city’s…

Wednesday, Jun 15

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The long ride to Brisbane Olympic glory could well begin in Murarrie, with the city council committing to a new cycle centre in the city’s east.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner directed $16.1 million in ratepayers’ money towards the new training facility at Murarrie Recreation Reserve in Wednesday’s council budget . An artist’s impression of Brisbane City Council’s $35 million cycle park to be built on the Murarrie Recreation Reserve.Brisbane City Council He said the new venue, to be built over existing parkland, would be used as an elite training centre ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as a community asset for those not necessarily going for gold.

The $35 million facility will include an international cycling track, a 500-metre rollerblading and speed-skating track, and a multipurpose clubhouse, with the state and federal governments making up the funding shortfall.

Schrinner said the redevelopment of the reserve, situated between Murarrie train station and Wynnum Road, was expected to be completed by 2024, eight years out from the Brisbane Games.

“It is top-quality venues like this that will attract our young talent to these sports and turn them into local champions we can cheer on in 2032,” he said. The facility will include an international cycling track, a 500-metre speed-skating track, and a multipurpose clubhouse.Brisbane City Council Future stages will include a learn-to-ride facility, a BMX track, special track lighting, and public amenities such as picnic shelters, barbecues, and an off-leash dog area.

“The investments we make today in sports infrastructure will […]

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