Finding an appropriate site or location for this type of infrastructure needs to consider factors including proximity to residential homes and the local environment.
Construction of tracks may result in damage to bushland including areas with endangered ecological communities, threatened species or Aboriginal heritage value. And just because “no one was using the bush” does not mean its biodiversity and intrinsic environmental value are not important to our community.
We also need to ensure that structures built on Council land are safe – for both the users and passers-by. When community members build their own jumps, we can’t ensure that what has been built is safe – either in the design or construction.