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Glen Forrest bike enthusiasts Chad, 14, and Kai, 13, with other youngsters from the town keen to have their say on a new pump track planned for the train park.

Pumped for new track

By Rebecca Peppiatt

Teens and younger kids in Glen Forrest are gearing up for a meeting next week that will see them give their input and ideas on a new pump track planned for the town.

Mundaring Shire is holding the meeting on August 26 to hear what the youth of the community have to say about how they want the pump track to be designed.

After complaints meant they lost out on a basketball court next to the train park, the youngsters are now keener than ever to have their voices heard.

“What we are looking for is a track that is more suited for teenagers including some more challenging features like table tops, larger rollers and sweepy berms,” Helena College student Kai, 13, said.

“We also would like a section with some smaller rollers suitable for younger children.

“It needs to be an enjoyable pump track that the features can be ridden for hours on end and hopefully not get too boring.”

The pump track idea was set in motion for Morgan John Morgan Reserve after community feedback listed it as a priority for the town.

“This meeting is a chance for young people to become involved in the decision-making process, to help shape the design and share their vision for the new track,” Mundaring Shire chief executive Jonathan Throssell said.

“The Shire is working with the Glen Forrest community by actively engaging and listening to community feedback.

“Further design meetings and feedback sessions will take place as the project progresses.”

The meeting is being held at 4.30pm at the Darlington Community Pavilion next to the nearby built pump track, to inspire the children and help develop some ideas.

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