Wheels are finally in motion at the site of Camden's new BMX facility.
Construction of the new track, ramps and scoring system at Kirkham Park, Elderslie is now under way.
The $1.6 million first stage of the project will also include a five-metre start hill, floodlighting and landscaping.
Macarthur BMX Club president Fred Furner said the facility was key to putting the Macarthur region on the map.
"This world-class facility will really help prepare our riders for more challenging events locally and around the world," he said.
"It will put the Camden area on the map for BMX riders by attracting high-calibre events and be an attractive training venue for all levels of BMX racing.
"But it will also be a fantastic recreational cycling venue for local families and will be perfect for those looking to improve their health and wellbeing."
Work on the new facility commenced last month.
It will cater for club, state and national BMX events when complete which, weather permitting, will be in February 2020.
"On behalf of Macarthur BMX and the wider BMX community, I would like to thank Camden Council for showing faith in the sport of BMX racing," Mr Furner said.
"It is an exciting sport which is really growing.
"This facility ensures the future of the sport locally."
Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the facility was part of the $3.1 million Kirkham Park Masterplan, adopted by Council in 2018.
"Kirkham Park is an incredible recreational facility and community asset," Cr Fedeli said.
"By implementing this masterplan, this space will only get better.
"When complete, Kirkham Park will be home to three new sports fields, a new road network and so much more.
"Our community is so excited to see one of Macarthur's biggest sporting hubs created, right here in Camden.
"It's important we provide our growing community with quality facilities to stay active and healthy and I'm proud to say Kirkham Park will be truly amazing."
Future plans for further stages of the BMX facility will include an eight-metre start hill and recreational pump tracks.
The Kirkham Park Masterplan also includes the construction of two rugby league fields in Elderslie.
The $1.39 million football fields will include one international size field and one modified league size field, for junior competition and training.
The complete Kirkham Park Masterplan includes:
- New synthetic cricket pitch
- New rugby league grandstand with amenities and change room
- New road network and formal car park areas
- New amenities building
- Upgrade of playground
- Cycle paths