Defiance Mill Park Pump Track

Project overview

The Defiance Mill Pump Track will reinvigorate cycle-based activities for Charters Towers residents by providing a venue for bike riders to showcase their skills and gain confidence in all manner of aerial and non-aerial manoeuvres.

The track will be 160 metres long and 1.2 metres wide and take up an area of 85 metres by 26 metres.


The project is fully funded through the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Ongoing maintenance will be provided by various areas of Council in future operational budgets.

Key Features

The pump track will promote participation in physical activity through fun and the provision of a genuine intergenerational play space.


The Pump Track will be constructed over the top of the existing BMX track at the Defiance Mill Park, Boundary Street, Charters Towers.

Contact Details

Should you require further information please contact Council on (07) 4561 5300 or

Project Sponsor

  • Cr Kate Hastie & Cr Graham Lohmann

    Sport & Recreation Portfolio
    Community Facilities Portfolio

Document Library

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100% design - February 2021

Issue for Tender (IFT) documentation - March 2021

Tender release - 17 March 2021

Tender evaluation and award - 21 April 2021

Construction commences - September 2021

Official Opening - Saturday 19 February 2022

Project complete - February 2022


  • Entry to the Defiance Mill Park Pump Track is free.

  • Council requires all children under the age of 14 using the Pump Track to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Yes, however, the soil directly abutting the track will be synthetic turf.  This allows for more economical ongoing maintenance of the area.

Community Consultation

Council earmarked this project for design and construction following a proposal from community members. It was identified that the proposals were in line with the Mosman Creek  Corridor and Towers Hill Walking Track Master Plans commissioned in 2013, and the Community Plan 2011-2035.

The Pump Track has been identified as one of ten priority projects by Council for 2020-2024.

 More information can be found below: