Sport and Recreation is a vital part of the ACT community. The ACT is Australia's most physically active community, home to many successful elite athletes and sporting teams and an abundance of sport and recreation facilities that provide physical activity opportunities around almost every corner.
Who owns/manages the Narrabundah Velodrome?
The Narrabundah Velodrome is an ACT Government facility managed by Sport and Recreation Services (SRS).
Why is the Velodrome closed?
The Territory has received engineering advice that the Narrabundah Velodrome is ‘unsafe for both competition and training purposes,’ this assessment included consultation advice from key user groups.
Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) has a duty of care to all cycling stakeholders that currently use the facility to ensure in hiring the facility it is safe and fit for purpose.
To safeguard users, a decision has been made to immediately close the Narrabundah Velodrome for cycling activities, pending further investigation.
What happens next?
The Territory is currently assessing what options are available to resolve the situation, including alternate facilities for key user groups in the interim.
Where can I cycle now?
There are two alternate velodromes close to Canberra: Queanbeyan Velodrome and Seiffert Oval and the Velodrome (Goulburn).
Who do I contact for further information?
For any further information, users should contact Sport & Recreations Services, David Jeffrey 6207 5815 or 6207 5143.
The Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP) is now open for applications and will close 11pm, Friday 12 April 2013.
To apply, please complete the IPFP online application form.
For more information on the 2013 IPFP, including the IPFP Guidelines, please visit our Grants page.
The 2013 Grant Recipients were announced by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister Barr MLA on Monday 4 February 2013.
Applications for the 2013 Individual Athlete Scholarship Program have now closed. For further information please refer to the ACTAS page.
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The 2013 Education and Training Calendar will be released in January 2013.