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An Important Notice On Makeshift Bike Tracks

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Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 5:00pm

Council has been asked by community members to remove some makeshift bike tracks and jumps recently constructed in Council reserves. 

Improvised bike tracks and jumps pose a public risk. Once notified of a makeshift track, Council is obliged to remove it as the track is not authorised nor built to an appropriately safe standard.

There have been serious incidents of reserve users injuring themselves on such makeshift tracks, with Councils liable for such personal injuries. Therefore, Council is reminding residents not to build bike tracks and jumps in Council reserves.

Council supports safe sport and active recreation opportunities that increase physical activity and provides recreational bike facilities for young people across the Shire. Future consideration for bike parks is assessed against all other Council priorities.  Thank you to all the community members who worked with Council recently on developing its Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2020-2030. To read the Strategy, visit

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Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 5:07pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.