Hills Shire Council switches on the (LED) lights

Mayor Yvonne Keane with members of the Castle BMX Club
Mayor Yvonne Keane with members of the Castle BMX Club

Castle Hill BMX club has been treated to a new light upgrade thanks to The Hills Shire Council.

The project included the installation of five new steel poles with 12 Phillips Optivison LED lights placed at various locations around the course.

Hills Shire Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Keane, said the works were about rejuvenating one of The Hills most popular sporting facilities.

“There’s been a huge focus on updating our existing facilities, as well as providing more open spaces for our current and future residents,” Mayor Keane said.

“The Castle Hill BMX Track was one facility that needed our attention. And, with the new light upgrade, the future of the track has opened up various possibilities.

“Club members can continue to train or race against each other late into the night,” Mayor Keane added.

Joanne Miller of Castle BMX Club said the new and improved lights were nothing short of “spectacular”.

“We would like to thank The Hills Shire Council for the huge investments they have made at the Castle Hill BMX Track in the last 12 months,” Ms Miller said.

“The new canteen was a dream come true for our club, but to receive the lighting upgrade as well was totally unexpected but greatly appreciated.

“We had no idea how dull the previous lighting was until the new LED lighting was installed.

“It’s like riding in pure daylight. There are no shadows, no dark spots on the track and the riders and spectators are beyond delighted with the final outcome,” Ms Miller added.

Last year, Hills Shire Councillors unanimously voted for an amenities building, which included a canteen, toilets and storage space, to also be built at the sporting facility.