Shire of Ashburton officially opens Tom Price Pump Track

Published on Friday, 18 November 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

The Shire of Ashburton officially opened the Tom Price Pump Track attended by stakeholders and community members.

The pump track was unveiled in October as part of a revitalisation of the area at the existing Lions Park.

As part of an overall $1.6M Bike Park project, the pump track was designed by Common Ground Trails in consultation with community and Council’s vision for the facility.

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White acknowledged that ensuring liveability and opportunities for an active community form part of Council’s vision and our strategic community plan.

“Already the Tom Price Pump Track has become one of the most popular community amenities in town and I hope that this pump track continues to deliver to our community for many years to come,” said Councillor White.

“Council recognises the need to improve, upgrade and develop modern and fit for purpose community amenities and to provide our community with facilities that encourage vibrancy and connection within each of our towns.

“I would like to thank Rio Tinto for their funding contribution towards this facility and also the learn to ride track within Lion’s Park, which was part of an overall upgrade to this area as well as the upgrade to the dog park, that has helped transform and revitalise this area of town.

“The Bike Park is a great addition to Tom Price, allowing children of all ages and abilities to make use of the facility that is both safe and fun.

“I would also like to acknowledge Deputy Shire President Matthew Lynch for his generous contribution of a bike repair station which has also been installed at the pump track.

“Matt is an avid mountain biking enthusiast and key driver of the project in Tom Pirce.”


Rio Tinto’s Managing Director Port, Rail & Core Services, Richard Cohen, said “We are proud to support projects like this to create healthy and vibrant communities for the benefit of everyone.”

“This pump track and learn-to-ride track is already proving incredibly popular with locals. It was fantastic to see children and families coming together at the recent opening, creating connections and having some fun.”

Additional information

  • $1.6M project funded by Shire of Ashburton ($900,000) and Rio Tinto ($700,000)
  • Construction completed by Byblos Constructions
  • Landscaping completed by Turf Gurus

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