Bike park open

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The Wyatt Avenue, Belrose Bike Park Plan of Management was adopted by Council at the meeting held on 26 April 2022.

Council also resolved to categorise Wyatt Avenue Bike Park, Belrose as Park.

The Plan of Management:

  • sets out how the Wyatt Avenue Bike Park will be established, maintained and managed into the future
  • balances community recreational use of the site with environmental considerations
  • addresses issues such as vehicle access, site usage and Duffy's Forest vegetation management and plant regeneration.

View the Council minutes (Item 13.4), Council Report (Item 13.4) and Attachment Booklet.

Works are now completed and the bike park is open.

Check out the new bike park

Consultation outcomes

The draft Wyatt Avenue Bike Park Plan of Management was publicly exhibited between 29 October 2021 and 12 December 2021. Thank you to everyone who provided a submission.

The feedback collected during consultation mostly revealed a high level of support for the proposed junior bike park on Wyatt Avenue. Supportive comments cited the health and recreational benefits of such a facility and the importance of having a safe place for children to practice and develop their bike skills.

Concerns were expressed about potential increase to traffic congestion and parking issues on local streets, additional noise, and impacts on the surrounding bushland and natural habitat.

View the full Wyatt Avenue Bike Park Plan of Management (PoM) community engagement report here .

As part of the public exhibition, a public hearing was held on 2 December 2021 to discuss the proposed land categorisation. Council engaged an independent consultancy (Parkland Planners) to conduct this public hearing and produce a Public Hearing and Submissions Report. The recommendations contained in this independent report were considered as part the report to Council.

Consultation background

In March 2019, the NSW Government sold land on Wyatt Avenue, Belrose to Council on the condition that we classify the land as Community Land and use it for recreation activities.

In late 2020, we engaged with the community on a concept plan for a proposed junior bike skills area on the land known as Lot 102 DP 1244381 and Lot 2620 DP 752038.

The vast majority of comments received expressed a positive sentiment toward the proposed junior bike skills area. You can view the proposed junior bike skills area community engagement report here. The concept plan was slightly modified based on community feedback.

In early 2021, we proposed to categorise the site as Park and amend the Generic Parks Plan of Management (Former Warringah) to allow the land to be used as a future bike park.

While there was general support for the Park categorisation and use of the site as a bike park, we received feedback that, due to the specialised nature of the proposed bike park, a site-specific Plan of Management would be preferable.

The draft Wyatt Avenue Bike Park Plan of Management was subsequently developed.

Related project and Council documents

Have an enquiry?

Name Eliza Halsey, Senior Project Officer, Park Assets - Planning, Design & Delivery
Phone 1300 434 434 (during business hours)
In writing

'Wyatt Avenue Bike Park', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.