AN Australian-first sporting facility dedicated to wheeled sports will be built at Park Ridge, and another completely new sports and recreation park will be built at Waterford West.

Both parks were funded to the tune of $26.5 million under yesterday’s budget.

Rosia Park would have the first criterium track in the City of Logan and the first banked track of its kind in Australia.

The 68-hectare site will be developed to include:

• Nature play area with amenities, picnic and barbecue facilities

• Pump track and skate park

• Walking and mountain bike trails

• Car parking

Cr Jacob Heremaia said: “Rosia Park is a big investment and will be a great community asset for local families.”

The first stage of the project, valued at $9 million, will be funded from the federal government’s community infrastructure program.

Waterford West District Park will include water play and adventure play areas, a wetlands and amenities.

In addition to the parks, council has committed $1.2 million to the relocation of the Logan Village skate park.

With the current skate park on the Village Green reaching its end of life, the opportunity exists to develop a new skate park in an improved location on the Green.

Cr Koranski said the relocation of the Logan Village Green skate park was a key recommendation of the Logan Village Green Master Plan.

“The Village Green is the hub of Logan Village,” she said.

“Improving and delivering family-friendly fun spaces such as the Village Green, Rosia Park and Waterford West District Park make a positive difference to our lifestyles and our city.”

These parks will join Council’s 958-stong park network and support the delivery of the Active Logan Strategy 2016-2028.

Front page photo: Bethania family Justin and Rebecca Harreman, and their children Austin and Mackenzie.

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