Maroubra kids get pedalling

Article image - Maroubra kids get pedalling Mayor of Randwick City, Councillor Tony Bowen, and children from Chifley Public School try out the new educational bike track in Heffron Park. Randwick City Council’s new educational children’s bike facility in Heffron Park, Maroubra, is now open.

The $1.6 million project includes an interactive bike track featuring various road signs, road markings and road rule information signs to help children develop vital road safety riding skills.

Works also include a new shaded picnic area, an extension of the shared pathway adjacent to Jersey Road, extensive native landscaping, and improvements to the existing car parking bays.

Mayor of Randwick, Councillor Tony Bowen, said the kids’ bike track is great news for families.

“I know many children, including my own, have watched the construction of this bike track eagerly – I’m glad they now have the chance to try it out!

“This is really a first class facility for our City. And, as a father of two energetic young boys, I know how valuable good quality parks, playgrounds and facilities are to families.

“As well as being a great, safe place for kids to learn about road rules and have some fun on their bikes, this facility is now a lovely spot for families to spend time.

“As well as providing a wealth of recreation opportunities, the whole Heffron Park precinct is an important social hub for our City, and our sense of community is really strengthened by facilities like this,” said the Mayor.

Other works underway in Heffron Park include an $8.7 million upgrade of the Des Renford Aquatic Centre, with a new gym, crèche and fitness area, and a new public toilet and amenities building next to the cycling criterion.