The Outram Charitable Trust project to build a BMX track has
been put on hold as its focus shifts to horses.
The reason the project stalled was revealed at the Mosgiel
Taieri Community Board meeting in Mosgiel last week.
In a letter to the board, trust chairman Greg McSkimming said
the BMX project was postponed because the trust was focusing
its ''resources'' on the hosting of the 2015 Cavalcade in
The board was concerned over the announcement because it had
given the trust a grant towards building the BMX track in
Board member Cr Kate Wilson said the funding was ''tagged''
and had to be spent on the BMX track project.
It could not be transferred to another project.
Board chairman Bill Feather said the board needed reassurance
the money would be used for its intended purpose.
Mr McSkimming told the Taieri Times on Thursday the grant of
about $5000 would be used to build a BMX track.
The ''resources'' mentioned in the letter was a reference to
human resources and not monetary resources, Mr McSkimming
The board intended to continue the BMX track project, when
the trust had the time and resources, which Mr McSkimming
forecast would be in spring next year.