The community spoke loud and strong in support for the Warrina Lakes Pump Track design with Council confirming the smaller beginner’s pump track will progress.

Council undertook successful community consultation on the draft design late last year and into early 2023, obtaining valuable feedback, which proved the design hit the nail on the head, said Councillor Nick Pervan.

“The final design includes two pump tracks; a smaller one for beginners and a larger track that includes roller and large berms, rollers, multiple transitions, dragon back and doubles. Pump tracks are not only great fun but also develop key bicycle (or other wheeled recreational device) skills.

Councillor Pervan said it is much welcomed news that the contractor begun site establishment activities from Monday 21 February 2023. Construction is expected to be completed by the start of April, subject to site and weather conditions.

“I look forward to seeing children, both young and old, enjoying the track once complete, plus enjoying the other facilities on offer at Warrina Lakes.”

“Feedback from the community demonstrated widespread support for the pump track design; including the proposed beginner’s pump track.”

Community provided feedback via a Your Say survey and an Information Session held at the Innisfail Markets in December 2022. Council would like to sincerely thank community members for their interest and input into the consultation process.

The Warrina Lakes Pump Track project was made possible through $400,000 funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

A pump track is a small circuit with feature like rollers and berms that you can ride continuously without pedaling. Your speed along the pump track is dependent on your ability to gain momentum by “pumping” the tight terrain transitions of the track.

All ages and skill levels can learn in the same location. With a focus on developing technical mountain biking skills in a small amount of space, pump tracks are not too intimidating for a beginner or too easy for a professional rider.

Riders of all ages can come on the weekends and stay for hours on end. On the whole, people come together here to enjoy utilizing the pump track and in doing so create a unique social setting for building friendships and new acquaintances.

Pump tracks use a design that naturally encourages learning.

Well engineered pump tracks are built to naturally encourage learning important skills in a safe environment. The design will use unique and helpful features that allow kids and adults of all skill levels to enjoy the track, with reduced fear of injury.

Pump tracks are a fun and exciting riding space that fosters important skill-building.

A place of learning safe from vehicles and the main highway that runs through Innisfail. Pump tracks are located away from traffic, making it a safer space to develop biking skills than other areas where riders share the road.

  • Mountain Bikes
  • BMX Bikes
  • Balance Bikes
  • Children’s Bikes
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Roller Blades
  • Longboards

The Warrina Lakes Community Parkland is an important community asset from both a recreational and cultural perspective.

At the April 2022 Local Government Meeting, Council endorsed the Warrina Lakes Strategic Master Plan (the Plan).

The pump track, Nature Playground, Wetlands and more car parking are part of the future of the Warrina Lakes Community Parkland.

The pump track is stage one of delivering the Plan.

When completed the pump track will complement the playground and popular mini rail, plus provide new activities for residents.