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Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park

I see in a letter, dated 1/12/20, of support to Council, the president of the Suffolk Park Progress Association is still saying the pump track at the Linda Vidler Memorial Park on Beech Drive is to be used by local young people.

This track has morphed into a mega competition-size track costing over $500,000.

Bike clubs from Alstonville and the Northern Rivers, people from Lennox Head, Ballina etc… have expressed excitement at the prospect of coming to Beech Drive.

I do not object to these facilities being available to the wider community but would point out that it should be located in a large park and not next to homes in a quiet suburb.

The wider community of Suffolk Park was not privy to the extra $200,000 being taken from Section 94 funds, as pointed out by Kerry Wright in last week’s Echo.

What happened to the pump track for local young people and kiddies on bikes that the mayor has spoken about on numerous occasions?


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