14 August, 2022

Vote for the Cardwell Pump Track project

Voting has now opened in the National Awards for Local Government. The awards aim to recognise innovation and excellence in local communities.

Cardwell Pump track opening attendees
Cardwell Pump track opening attendees

The Cardwell Pump Track project is nominated under the Indigenous Recognition Category. 

“A small community with deep pride for its culture has come together to take on one very ambitious goal – to be Australia’s next big ‘Ride Destination’. 

The dream of establishing the Cardwell Tropical Mountain Bike Trails came from the Cardwell community and the delivery of the Cardwell Pump Track and facilities has been a major milestone for the project, allowing the community to ‘Ride where our ancestors once walked’. 

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council in conjunction with project partners adapted project management and engagement processes to complement the community leadership, decision-making, and to allow agility to adapt to timelines of community and Girramay. 

The Girramay People are the native title holders of the lands and waters surrounding Cardwell. Girramay elder, Marcia Jerry from the Girramay Aboriginal People Corporation guided the development and scope of the Project in conjunction with stakeholders on behalf of the Girramay people. This partnership has inspired and enabled the project to raise awareness and connection to culture. 

The community leadership and partnerships with traditional owners present a much broader opportunity than just a ride network including employment opportunities, education, and cultural awareness.” 

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