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HANG TIME: Sebastian Kennedy-Branson shows off his aerial skills at the opening of Apex Adventure Island’s Pump Track in Horsham at the weekend. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

HANG TIME: Sebastian Kennedy-Branson shows off his aerial skills at the opening of Apex Adventure Island’s Pump Track in Horsham at the weekend. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Project leaders officially opened major upgrades to Horsham’s Apex Adventure Island on Barnes Boulevard on Sunday.
While a ‘pump’ track for various forms of cycling and skating has been operating for almost 12 months at the site, completion of landscaping has put the finishing touches to the project.
The pump track, featuring a challenging circuit of banked turns and humps, has developed into a major attraction, with crowds of children on scooters and bicycles using the track during weekends and school holidays. The site also includes access paths, seating, shade, environmental restoration and a separate activity area on the eastern end of the island.
Project partners have included Horsham Rural City Council, Horsham Apex Club, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, Wimmera River Improvement Committee, Barengi Gadjin Land Council and Nexus Horsham.

GWMWater has contributed a water fountain at the site.
Fresh development and construction work on the island occurred throughout 2018 and was completed early this year.
Horsham mayor Mark Radford said Horsham Apex Club had done a tremendous job since first proposing the development four years ago. 
“The Apex club has been determined to get the job done since discussions started back in 2015,” he said.
“There were important considerations along the way including environmental and cultural factors.
“The Wimmera CMA was constantly involved with its expertise because we were working on a flood plain.
“The Apex club raised money to purchase the pump track and a landscaper was also consulted to ensure the vision of a shared space for young and old was achieved.
“As a council, we were delighted to contribute funding and planning support for the project.
“Developing a safe, active and healthy community is a key part of our council plan.
“And, we know that activating the Wimmera River precinct is a key priority for our community.” 

Harry Hollaway on his home-built bike at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Harry Hollaway on his home-built bike at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Horsham Apex Club members at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Horsham Apex Club members at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Logan Henskes and Brody King at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

Logan Henskes and Brody King at the Apex Island Pump Track opening in Horsham.

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