Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex

Update at July 2019

Congratulations to the cycling community and Wagga Wagga City Council following the announcement during September 2018 for the funding of an international standard cycling complex. Wagga Wagga's five cycling groups collaborated with Wagga Wagga City Council in considering the future development of cycling facilities and share a common vision to progress cycling in the city.

The Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex (MSCC) project is a regionally significant multi-use facility to be developed at Pomingalarna Reserve, located 4km from the Wagga Wagga CBD. It will be the biggest multisport cycling complex in NSW and capable of hosting regional, state, national and international events.

The multisport complex will cater to cycling clubs, community members – both cyclists and non-cyclists - in a safe environment away from suburban and main road traffic.

The complex will feature a mountain bike playground, new criterium track, BMX track, jump tracks and pump tracks, a cycling education area, a velodrome and new car parking and supporting infrastructure.

Planning for the Complex took into consideration Wagga Wagga City Council's Active Travel Plan – Cycling (ATP), Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (WWITS) and Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy and Implementation Plan 2040.

Latest advice from Wagga Wagga City Council is that the project development is progressing, with a formal Expression of Interest being released in July 2019 and Cultural Heritage Survey underway. Construction is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

Funding

Funding for the $9.2M project was signed off in December 2018. The funding comprises a State Government contribution of $6.92M, with Wagga Wagga City Council contributing $2.3M.

Background

The Combined Cycling Club of Wagga Wagga proposes to develop a multisport cycling complex at Pomingalarna Reserve, approximately 5.5kms from the central business area. The complex is proposed to be developed in stages as funding becomes available and if fully developed would feature purpose-built tracks, trails, a velodrome and educational areas for both recreation and competitive racing. In addition, the project would improve the facilities available at Pomingalarna to include toilets, change rooms, car parking and children’s play equipment. 

The Club has recently worked with Wagga Wagga City Council to develop a feasibility study for the complex and determined a total project cost of $8.2M is required to develop the full project scope. The next stage of the project is to undertake a review of environmental factors. 


Key Stakeholders: 

Combined Cycling Club of Wagga Wagga 
Wagga Wagga City Council 
NSW Government 
Federal Government 
Committee 4 Wagga

Recommendation: 

Support the development of a multisport complex located at Pomingalarna Reserve and encourage Council to continue its partnership with the Combined Cycling Club to progress the project. 

 
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