The extension of the Goulburn Skate Park in Victoria Park begins this week, with the design now complete and Trinity Skateparks to get underway with construction.
Consultation was undertaken in the late months of 2018, with the process highlighting the need for a combination of bowl and street style features that cater to beginners, and park amenity needs such as shade and water refill stations.
Funding for the project was successfully sourced through a grant application to the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund, in which Victoria Park was awarded $896,000.
“As the construction partner Trinity Skateparks have been fantastic. They have undertaken proper consultation with users of the park which will lead to great outcomes. The design links nicely with the upgraded car park works which will be undertaken as part of the Goulburn Aquatic & Leisure Centre redevelopment. Victoria Park is the region’s premier health and wellbeing precinct, and continues to get better!” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
“Our young people identified the need for improvements to the skate park and they have been part of the process every step of the way, from flagging the work that needs to be done to assisting in the design. Even today, some young men using the facility – Cory, Jordy and Patrick – were keen to have a chat and give us some more feedback on the project” said Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn.
“The NSW Government is pleased to support these improvements for such a well-loved facility – I can see only benefits for expansion of the facility to give access to beginners.”
The new site will be fenced off from Monday 20th May, however the main park will remain open throughout construction. The extension to the Skate Park is expected to be completed in early July 2019.